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Albert Joseph Chartrand

In memory of
Constable
Albert Joseph Chartrand
February 13, 1942
Pasley Bay, Northwest Territories

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Service Number:
10155
Age:
37
Division:
K Division, Edmonton to Aklavik,, Coppermine, and St. Roch

Additional Information:

Born:
October 8, 1904 Ottawa, Ontario
Enlistment:
January 22, 1926

Cst. Chartrand was from Ottawa, ON. Prior to joining the Force he worked at the grand old Russell Hotel and was a carrier boy for the “Le Devoir”. Cst. Chartrand loved the outdoors. He patrolled the settlements of the western Arctic: Aklavik, Herschel Island, Coppermine and Cambridge Bay. Cst. Chartrand spent a lot of his time breeding and training sled dogs and he set records as an expert dog driver. In 1940 Cst. Chartrand was chosen as a member of the eight man crew that would sail on the RCMP Schooner St. Roch when it attempted to traverse the Northwest Passage from west to east. He died of a heart attack on duty aboard the RCMP Schooner St. Roch, which was frozen in at Pasley Bay, Northwest Territories. Cst. Chartrand is buried in Pasley Bay.

Commemorated on Page 104 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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