George "Peter" Nares  (1923-2008)

The younger son of Hilary George Nares, he was born in 1923 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  

He recalled that, as a child,  his father would bring him down to the division, and he joined the Sea Cadets as soon as he could, thus embarking on his own naval career. Later, when he was old enough, in spite of his brother's tragic death while serving on HMS Fearless, he enlisted and trained as an RCNVR Officer. 

In January 1943, Sub-Lieutenant Peter Nares would find himself in the same waters where his brother Ramsey last sailed. Peterís ship, HMCS Ville De Quebec was escorting a Mediterranean convoy just west of Algiers where, as a gunnery officer, he played a crucial role in the sinking of the German submarine U224

Having proved himself as a capable Gunnery Officer, shortly afterwards he was promoted to Lieutenant and posted to a brand new frigate, the HMCS Waskesiu.  While serving on the Waskesiu he was again involved again in the sinking of a U Boat, this time the U257 and his picture graced the front page of the local newspapers.

He then took up a career in Investment Banking, working on Government and Corporate Finance internationally.

He married Nancy 'Hazel' Clapp, who was born in Powell River, BC., in 1923, and they now live near Toronto, close to their two children, Peter Ramsay Nares (b.1950) and Nancy Kim Nares (b.1952).

Peter died, after a short illness, on 28 Dec 2008.