Exemplary Service Medals

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On September 20, 2018, the following members of the Canadian Coast Guard received an Exemplary Service Medals from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, for their outstanding contributions and achievements in service to Canadians.   

Captain Fergus Francey (First Bar Recipient)

In 1981, Captain Fergus Francey started as a Navigation Cadet at the Canadian Coast Guard College. During 37 dedicated years of service, he sailed on a variety of ships including the CCGS John A. MacDonald, CCGS Matthew, and CCGS Teleost; he is currently Commanding Officer on the CCGS Hudson. Captain Francey has been a steadfast contributor to various CCG programs and services including Search and Rescue, Icebreaking and Buoy Tending, although his most notable achievements lie in comprehensive scientific program delivery and hydrographical services.  He has also served ashore in numerous capacities, including assignments as the Superintendent of Icebreaking and as the Regional Standards and Inspections Officer.  He received the Exemplary Service Medal in 2003.

Janet McCabe (Exemplary Service Medal and First Bar)

Janet McCabe joined the Canadian Coast Guard in 1983 as an Engineering Cadet onboard the CCGS Labrador. Janet has sailed on a number of ships including the CCGS J.E. Bernier and CCGS Ann Harvey, and most recently served as the Senior Engineer on the CCGS George R. Pearkes. In 2008, as part of the crew from the CCGS George R. Pearkes, she and her shipmates were recognized by the Government of France for the Search and Rescue operation involving the sinking of the Cap Blanc off the south coast of Newfoundland. 

Captain Irving Barney (Exemplary Service Medal)

Captain Barney joined the Canadian Coast Guard in 1986 as a Leading Seaman on the CCGS John Cabot.  After working on a number of vessels from the large fleet, including the CCGS Ann Harvey and CCGS J.E. Bernier, he assumed Command of the CCGS Shamook in 2002. In 2003, Irving transitioned to the CCG Lifeboat Station in Port aux Choix, NL, and has served as Commanding Officer on the CCGS Cape Norman since.  In this capacity, he has participated in an extraordinary number of life-saving Search and Rescue operations. In 1992, Irving participated in the very first Rescue Specialist class in the former CCG Newfoundland Region, and in 2017 he was recognized as a key contributor to the Rescue Specialist program for 25 years. 

Daisy White (Exemplary Service Medal and First Bar)

Daisy White joined the Canadian Coast Guard in September 1991 as a Steward onboard the CCGS Ann Harvey.  She has since sailed on a number of CCG ships including the CCGS J.E. Bernier, the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell and the CCGS George R. Pearkes.  Originally from Stephenville, NL, Daisy has been a model employee throughout her career and is known amongst her colleagues for her dedication, her strong work ethic and the care and compassion that she provides to her shipmates and other visitors onboard the ship.

September, 2018


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