With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Edwin Christopher Sherwood on Saturday December 3rd at age of 73 at his residence in Ottawa, Canada. He was reunited with his late wife Nessa Sherwood who passed away in April 2022. Nessa and Edwin shared a storybook marriage for 32 years. Edwin was born on February 18, 1949, to the late Deonarine and Alberta Sherwood in Guyana. After graduating from Mahaicony Secondary School, he went on to the Cyril Potter College of Education where he obtained his Teacher’s Certificate. He taught for 3 years at Novar Primary School before migrating to Canada in 1973, where he continued his education at Algonquin College.
Edwin was a hard worker who strived for excellence in everything that he did. It was this drive that kept him at the Talisman Hotel as a Revenue Controller/Assistant Accountant for 20 years. In 1996, he moved on to join Russell Food Equipment where he worked as a Purchaser for 13 years before retiring. At the time of his death, he was a part time worker at Shoppers Drug Mart. Being a retiree gave him time to enjoy the things which he loved such as canoeing, reading, cooking, volunteering in the community, gardening and networking with friends and relatives.
He will be sadly missed by his siblings: Cetil Gilgeours, Cyslet Kelly, Idalie Deonarine, Gordon Deonarine and Ifill Deonarine, Hollie and Samantha whom he took care of since the death of their father; his stepchildren Marvin (Annik), Dane (Suzanne), Albert (Catherine), and John (Lisa); his 40 nieces and nephews especially Hermina, Sherill, Murtland, Cynthia, Orinithia and his many other relative and friends. Especially Agnis and Eldon Douglas, Vincent Cargill, Richard and Lyn Harper and Carmen Hajdu.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada) on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 9 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Messages of condolence may be left at www.beechwoodottawa.ca. To send flowers to the family of Edwin Christopher Sherwood, please visit Tribute Store.