CWO Frederick Isaac Cook, CD (Ret’d)

    • Chief Warrant Officer Frederick Isaac Cook, CD (Ret’d)
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    • Chief Warrant Officer Frederick Isaac Cook, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Frederick Isaac Cook, CD (Ret’d) on 6 October 2017 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital in New Brunswick at age 81 years.

    Fred joined the Canadian Army in 1958 with the Royal Canadian Engineers. After completing his basic Field Engineer training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering (RCSME) at Camp Chilliwack BC he remained in Vedder Crossing with the RCSME Demonstration Troop. From there Fred was posted to 4 Field Squadron in Germany. When he returned to Canada he started on an Airborne career path – first with 1 Field Squadron, Petawawa, ON and then with 1 Airborne Field Squadron in Edmonton, AB starting in 1968. After Edmonton he was stationed in Camp Gagetown, NB – first with 2 Field Squadron and then with the Base Construction Engineering Section. In 1982 Fred was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major of 2 Combat Engineer Regiment in Petawawa where he served until his retirement in 1985.

    Fred was a member of the Sackville Lion's Club and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Sackville. He was a devoted hockey fan and armchair statistician. Fred was an avid outdoorsman who made his own maple syrup. He loved spending time on his tractor and had built an intricate network of roads throughout the land behind his home and named them after his family.

    Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville NB on Monday, 9 October 2017 from 2–4 and 6–8 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 am with interment to take place in the Four Corners Cemetery.

    Donations in memory of Fred may be made to Lion's Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Fred's online memorial or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page. {khOct2017}