SHERWOOD ForestPosted: January 5th, 2013
August 3rd, 1920 – December 30th, 2012
Forest Nephi Sherwood died peacefully at the University Hospital in Edmonton on December 30th. He was in good health, enjoying his time with family right up until his passing through to the other side. Forest grew up in Glenwood and Lethbridge. After the war he graduated from the University of Alberta in agriculture, returning to Lethbridge to work in irrigation. The family then moved to Calgary, where in the early 1960s he established Evergreen Irrigation, currently being succeeded by third generation family members. Forest continued to work until he was 75. Family was Forest’s reason to be. He was interested in everyone and everything. The first word used to describe him was “charming”, backed up by intelligence and integrity. He was a “gentle” gentleman to the core. He will be greatly missed.
Forest is survived by his four children – Sandra Dronyk, Valerie Kennedy, Trisha (Cliff) Spencer, and Tim (Donna); brothers; Dale (Lucy) and Darryl (Lynn), and sister-in-law Holly, fourteen grandchildren and spouses, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife Bernice, daughter Sheila Tillipaugh, brother Melvin, and grand-daughter Nikki Spencer.
The family gives heartfelt thanks to Dr. Takalych and his staff for their special care of Forest over so many years.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Riverside United Church in Okotoks, 43 Riverside Drive, T1S 1A7.