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Frederick William Chadwick (Fred)

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  1. Elizabeth, Miriam and Edmund:

    I was so sad to learn of your father’s passing. He was such a warm and energetic spirit. I’ll never forget how welcomed he made me when I stayed with your family back in 1976 (a time I so enjoyed hanging with the three of you at the public swimming pool and the park!).

    He will be greatly missed. Robbie’s and my thoughts are with you in these difficult weeks. I hope you are all doing well otherwise, and that we might make it back to England in the next couple of years to see you all and your families.

    Your California cousin Chris

    Chris Bomba
  2. Abbas, Sadru, Hassina Are sad to learn that
    Fred Chadwick has Left This physical world
    for the world of eternity. We share Your grief
    and jointly pray his soul rest In peace Amen
    Our sincere condolence

    Abbas Ismail
  3. Fred was a gracious host on all our trips to England and an amiable theatre companion in 1976. By virtue of their work as architects, I always think of Fred and Naomi as helping to maintain England’s visual charm—its sense of scale, efficiency, and place. We are sorry to get this news and send our love and sympathy to all our English cousins.


    Mary Bomba
  4. Dear Aunt Naomi, my cousins Lizzy, Miriam and Edmund,

    We were so very, very sad to hear of the death of Uncle Fred, he will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. I can hear him in my mind laughing along with Dad, other family members and friends at various gatherings in Sidestrand, he was such a big part of our Chadwick childhood.

    Sending our love and sympathy from Norfolk to you all.
    Carrie and Bob and family

    Carrie Kerry
  5. Fred was a wonderfully kind and supportive father-in-law to me, and grandfather to Isaac and Noah. He welcomed me into the family with open arms when Liz and I got together and I loved the lightness and humour he always carried with him. As a fellow architect, I’m enjoying the images of Fred’s drawings immensely which for me are very evocative of his creative spirit. I can genuinely say I’ve never known anyone who could draw better than Fred!!

    Pete Gilbertson
  6. Fred and I were born three months apart in Sidestrand and lived next door to each other for twenty one years. We spent many happy childhood hours enjoying village life with our friends. The Chadwick family have always been known for their parties particularly at Christmas and many an argument took place over a long session of Monopoly! I will always remember Fred, brother Ted and friend Peter playing in the village concerts. Thinking of all Fred’s family at this sad time.

    Jill Genders
  7. Whilst we have written direct to Naomi, this is to put on record how sorry we were to hear the news about Fred. He was a really nice person – a gentleman and a gentle man

    Adam and Su Pyke
  8. Dear Naomi, Elizabeth, Miriam, Edmund and families

    Annette joins with me in offering you all our heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time.

    I am greatly saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. We first met when I was 5 months old and he was 9 months. Although we struggled to remember the occasion! We spent many hours together as children and shared formative adventures that framed the friendship of a lifetime. I could not have wished for a better companion. A generous spirit, a warm and reliable pal. Our early experiences remaining vivid forming the bedrock of a life long friendship.

    My dear friend you are greatly missed


    Michael Emmons
  9. Fred, my father-in-law, was a lovely gentle man in the old school tradition, a true English gentleman. Self-effacing, humorous, keen on a good joke, a lover of good food, especially fond of bacon sandwiches, I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. A tremendously skilled architect and artist whose talent was, in my opinion, not fully recognized by his professional colleagues, but he has produced some outstanding work. His architectural heroes were Frank Lloyd Wright and Edwin Lutyens – that says it all really! He welcomed me into the family when I met and then married Miriam and has always been charming, generous and a lovely grandfather to Harry and Emma. Rest in peace, Fred.

    Nick Fagan
  10. We were very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing away. Numerous fond memories of times spent with family particularly at Grandma Chadwick’s in Sidestrand.

    Ros Haywood
  11. Fred really enjoyed our poetry reading group. His humorous good mannered comments will be much missed by us all – as will his stylish demeanour. His was often an individualistic interpretation on the theme of the day. He had fun not following ‘the brief’!

    Jim McGivern - on behalf of the Poetry Group.
  12. Sorry to hear that Uncle Fred has passed away. He was always so happy and enthusiastic. We will always remember his excellent work in helping us design our house Trevone. Have many fond memories both whilst growing up and entertaining at our home in Briston. Thinking of all the Family at this sad time. Much Love
    Stephen, Dawn and Family.x

    Stephen & Dawn Chadwick
  13. We were so lucky to get to know Fred through our friendship with Miriam. He was such a warm, whimsical and gentle person. We send love to all the family at this sad time.
    With lots of love
    Heather, Chris, Jenny and Kirsty

    Heather Patterson
  14. Fred was a charming and excellent fellow, I am proud to have enjoyed his friendship, and we are all the poorer without him.

    Gerald Harvey

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