October 1, 2008




Frederick (Fred) E. Webster, Second World War veteran, died after a brief but valiant battle with cancer at University Hospital, London, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, with his wife of 58 years, Jean (Austin) Webster by his side.

Loved father of Anne (Peter) Barnes; Lee (Margaret) Webster; Susan (Lin) Peters; Stephen (Carrie) Webster; Norman Webster; and John (Joy) Webster.  Beloved grandfather of Susan, LeeAnne, Jacquie, Lee, Krista, Derek, Joshua, Mackenzie and Victor. Great grandfather to Ryan, Kayla, Megan, Cameron, Harley and Taya.

Brother to Elliot Webster, of Lucknow; special father-in-law to Jack Peters; and loving uncle to Beverley Clark. Fred also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law Dorothy and Laurette Webster.

Predeceased by seven siblings: Peg MacDonald, Mary Richico, Jean Mortensen, and Jim, Mac, George and Bill Webster.

Fred was born in Ashfield Township on Sept. 18, 1923, one of nine children born to Robert Webster and Violet Buchanan.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, with visitation one hour prior. A Legion service was held at 12:45 p.m.

Final resting place Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow.

A memorial service will be held at the Duchess of Kent Legion, 499 Hill Street, London, Ontario from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences and portrait on-line at http://www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.