PO 1 Robert "John" Emrick, CD (Ret’d)

    • PO 1 Robert "John" Emrick, CD (Ret’d)
    • RCN ERII
    • PO 1 Robert "John" Emrick, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of firefighter Petty Officer First Class Robert "John" Emrick, CD (Ret’d) on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at age 74 at his home in Englehart ON.

    John served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 26 years at sea and on land from coast. He was an Air Boatswain until Integration of the Canadian Forces when he became Firefighter under the new trades structure. John’s postings included HMCS Bonaventure, HMCS Fraser, Canadian Forces Station Beausejour MB and Canadian Forces Base North Bay ON.

    John retired from the Canadian Forces in North Bay and began working as a bus driver with North Bay Transit. He always maintained contact with friends from his military career and attended the yearly reunions in Halifax NS. John created the  website: http://www.underthecat.com dedicated to his fellow sailors and the life he lived aboard the HMCS Bonaventure.

    Cremation has taken place. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (110-1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9) or to the Lung Association (18 Wynford Drive, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M3C 0K8). Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {khOct 2020}