Edward Glenn LE GRICE, 19142006 (aged 92 years)

Name
Edward Glenn /LE GRICE/
Surname
LE GRICE
Given names
Edward Glenn
Birth April 10, 1914
Occupation
plastics manufacturer

Death May 15, 2006 (aged 92 years)
Address: Goderich, Hamilton
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Navigatior in WW2 and after retirement became a Federal Govt Employment Counsellor

LE GRICE, F/O Edward Glenn (J36116) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.415 Squadron - Award effective 5 July 1945 as per London Gazette dated 20 July 1945 and AFRO 1619/45 dated 19 October 1945. Born 1914 in Toronto; home there (production manager). Enlisted in Toronto, 21 July 1941). Trained at No.6 ITS (graduated 2 April 1943) and No.1 AOS (graduated 1 October 1943). Commissioned 1943. No citation other than "completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty". DHist file 181.009 D.20608 (PAC RG.24 Vol.20608) has recommendation dated 17 January 1945 when he had flown 31 sorties (163 hours 50 minutes): Flying Officer Le Grice has completed a notable operational tour during which he has taken part in attacks on several of the most heavily defended enemy targets, including Hamburg, Dortmund, Essen, Munich and Duisburg. He has proved to be a determined and gallant member of aircraft crew and by his skilful and efficient methods of navigation, has been largely responsible for the many successes achieved by them. In addition to his operational duties, Flying Officer Le Grice has been of great assistance to this squadron's Navigational Leader in the coaching of less experienced navigators.

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Edward Glenn LeGrice Edward Glenn LeGrice Veteran of W.W.II (F/LT. RCAF 426 and 415 Squadrons) D.F.C. Apr. 10, 1914 - May 15, 2006 Passed away peacefully at Maitland Manor, Goderich, Ontario. Beloved husband for 65 years of Billie (nee Isabelle Lambert). Dearly loved father of Peter and Linda LeGrice, David and Sally Walker, and Terry and Christine LeGrice. Cherished Papa of Michael, Lauryn, Taylor, Chris and Teara, Melissa and Micah, Joanna, Niels, Daniel and Jake. Proud Great-Grandpa of Max and the late Sophia. Fondly remembered by Madge LeGrice and Ev and Pennie Penman. Glenn served his country as an R.C.A.F. navigator and leader of his young squadron, who collectively held him in the highest esteem. He returned to his home in Toronto before moving toUnionville in 1954, and later to Goderich in 1999. His legacy will be his wonderful stories and sense of humour, his courage and determination, his integrity and concern for others, and his love and loyalty to his family, especially to his darlingBillie. A memorial service is planned for July. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Sleeping Children Around the World, 28 Pinehurst Crescent, Toronto, ON M9A 3A5 would be appreciated by the family. Published in the National Post from 5/19/2006 - 5/20/2006. Guest Book

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