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Frederick Charles Sherwood


Lieutenant-Command, RCN


Died: 17 Jun 2019


SHERWOOD, Frederick Charles - succumbed to prostate cancer on June 17, 2019 Born in Edmonton and raised in Victoria, BC Fred was the only child of Charles and Martha Sherwood of England and Victoria, BC. Fred graduated from Esquimalt High School, Victoria College, Saint Mary's University with a Bachelor of Commerce and then earned his Master's in Economics from Memorial University in Newfoundland. As a young man attending Victoria College Fred joined the UNTD's and later the RCN. Fred served in the 880 Squadron aboard the HMCS Magnificent, Shearwater and Stadacona in the ships St. Laurent, Fraser and Assiniboine. Fred's last appointment was Base Commander of CFB St. John's Newfoundland. After retiring from the Navy Fred went on to several successful posts in his civilian life becoming Chairman of Business at Confederation College and then Harbour Master, both in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Fred was then appointed Senior Corporate Analyst for the City of Calgary. Fred and his wife Ruth retired in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island, BC. Fred is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Glynis, son Christopher and youngest daughter Alison as well as many wonderful family members in Norway. Fred has been cremated there will be no church service. A celebration of life will take place in the future. "And when like him, oh Saki, you shall pass Among the Guests star-scatter'd on the Grass, And in your joyous errand reach the spot Where I made one - turn down an empty Glass!" (Victoria Times Colonist 20 Jul 2019)


Ships served in:

HMCS MALAHAT - Served in Malahat in 1950-51 as a UNTD (the Nauticapedia)



HMCS SHEARWATER for VS-880 Squadron



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