Joseph FREW

FREW, Joseph

April 20, 1918 ~ July 19, 2011

Born April 20, 1918 in Kilmarnock, Scotland to parents William & Agnes Frew. Came to Canada in 1921 and attended school in Nanaimo. Joe was employed by Canadian Colleries Mining Co. and then with McGavins Bakeries till 1953. From 1953 through 1983 he was employed with Fletchers Music and Appliances when he retired.

He leaves to mourn him his wife, Eileen of 70 years; son Ken (Barb) and daughter Lorraine Fawcett (Brian) and 4 grandchildren: Lisa Frew (Wanyne), Brent Frew (Janis), Chris Fawcett (Elenor) and David Fawcett (Nikol). He also leaves 8 great grandchildren.

Joe was predeceased by his parents William and Agnes and his sister, Dorothy Davis.

In 1930, Joe was awarded the Royal Canadian Humane Society Medal for bravery when he rescued a mother and son from drowning. Joe and Eileen also spent several years enjoying square dancing.

Joe will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to Spinal Cord Research. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Nanaimo Seniors Village on the 13th of August, 2011 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Dover Room


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