ABSW William Gordon deBalinhard memorial,
HMCS Provider, 1972
Bob Berbeck says: " In 40 years at sea I have done many man overboard drills. We had an actual man overboard at
one in the morning and he must have gone through the screw as we never did find his body.
Here Capt Fulton is about to throw a wreath overboard in the spot where on a previous trip ABSW
William Gordon deBalinhard (known as Ray to his shipmates) had
fallen overboard and died. Cdr Sweeny has his back to me . . ."
The Chief Steward at the left side of the photo has been identified as CPO John Potter.
Captain Fulton throws the wreath.
William deBalinhard, probably Christmas 1969.
William deBalinhard at a friend's basement bar in Victoria, December, 1970.
William deBalinhard on a visit to Nelles Blcck, CFB Naden, summer of 1970.
Thanks to Richard Larcheveque for this photo.
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