TREHERNE, THOMAS CLAUDE, Cdr (Ret’d), CD, Sea Log

Thomas died peacefully in his sleep on October 25, 2016 at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Center after a full life. He is survived by his wife, Hilda (Soulsby) Treherne, his daughter, Peggy (Treherne) Marce and son, Ian Treherne (Caroline Thibaudeau) and grandchildren Timothy and Nicholas (Marce) and Jason (Treherne).

Born February 1, 1923 in Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario, Thomas Treherne was known to be a hardworking man who served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces from 1941 to 1972.

During the war he served with the Royal Navy in shore establishments and at sea including time on board the battleship HMS King George V where he received training as a Supply Officer.  For his war time service he was awarded the 1939-43 Star Medal, the Atlantic and Burma Stars the Defence Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.

Post war, he served on several ships in the Royal Canadian Navy including HMCS Crescent as Supply Officer from 1947 to 1948, HMCS St Laurent as Supply Officer from 1955 to 1958 andthe aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure as Commander(S) from 1964 to 1966.

Following his retirement from the navy he worked proudly with the National Capital Commission.  He also supported his son in his sports business (Sports 4) until his retirement.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate to the Canadian Red Cross in testimony of your sympathy and your affection.


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