HMCS Ottawa Commits Seven to the Deep on Deployment

November 20, 2019 – When HMCS Ottawa departed Esquimalt for Operations NEON and PROJECTION August 6, it carried the ashes of seven veterans – two who served in the Second World War – that had been entrusted into the care of Ottawa’s crew by their families. “When we departed, along with our own families, present among the crowd were the loved ones of the ashes we carried, saying a final farewell knowing their loved one’s remains would be committed to sea during the deployment,” says Lieutenant Andrew Klinger, Ottawa’s padre.…

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