In Memoriam: Fred Stewart

by May 23, 2020In Memoriam3 comments

Fred StewartFrederick Roy Stewart, Jan 20 1926 – May 20 2020. Royal Canadian Navy – WW2 Veteran, Police Chief Hespeler, Staff Inspector Waterloo Regional Police, 53 Year Member of the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 272 Hespeler.

” They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.”

On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 272 – “Rest in Peace and Godspeed”


My condolences to all of Fred’s family.

I am currently staying at St. Andrews Terrace’s where Fred lived he was my pal I am going to miss him terribly we had lots of conversations and laughs. My son is with WRPS and Fred would ask me when he could meet
 him, when they finally met it was heart warming to watch they talked and talked these two police officers from different generations it was so lovely.
I visited Fred yesterday in his room I told him it was an honour to be his friend and what a great man he was serving his country and this community for 30 years,I rubbed his arm and told him I loved him he responded with, “I love you too”.

I’m going to miss you my friend stay out of trouble up there xxx.

Lisa Pettigrew

I will miss Fred’s visit to the Hespeler Heritage Centre! He was a good friend and we always had great conversations. R.I.P. Fred.

Lary Turner


  1. Carolyn Rivers

    Lisa so kind I am glad that you were there for Fred. Just a great man known him for years. I grew up in Hespeler.
    I am Rose’s daughter in law miss and think about all of you there. Carolyn Rivers

  2. Dave

    I remember Fred coming to talk to me about stolen drive in theater speakers I found in Schiedels woods. I was so scared, only 9 years old lol

  3. Chrissy Lee

    I am a volunteer at St. Andrews Terrace where Fred was staying. He was an amazing man, with great stories to tell. He always insisted on a hug and kiss on the cheek whenever I would see him.

    He will be missed by many.


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