Lewis Fiddick
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FIDDICK, Lew January 20, 1917 - November 14, 2016 Lew passed away peacefully in is 100th year after a brief illness. Born and raised in Cedar, BC, he is predeceased by 5 siblings; wife, Ethel and daughter, Maureen. Survived by sons, Larry (Judy), Rod (Denise); son-in-law, Drew; grandchildren, Catherine, Reid (Natalie), Erin (Tim), Kyla (Jason), Greg (Fiona), Brett (Emily), Holly (Bryn); great-grandchildren, Chloè, Sophie, Ben, Finley, Brittney, Adam. Graduating from Cedar School Lew worked as a logger in Nanaimo falling large trees by hand - he was still bucking and splitting wood in his 80's. Lew was a WWII vet, joining the Air Force he became a bomber pilot posted to RAF Bomber Command Flying Lancasters. In 1943 - 1944 Lew flew 19 missions over Germany. In July 1944 while returning from a sortie over Stuggart he was shot down, parachuting behind enemy lines into France. Evading capture he was taken in and hidden by a French family who linked him with the Maquis and eventually with a group of SAS operatives. The next 3 months found Lew involved in sabatoge operations against German occupiers. SAS Captain Henry Druce and Lew crossed enemy lines taking sensitive information back to England which assisted advancing US troops. Lew was made an honorary SAS member for his war time contributions. After the war Lew became one of Canada's first Federal Forest Rangers retiring after 35 years as Head Forest Ranger. In retirement he kept busy on his acre property in Gordon Head where he lived up to his last few days. A fine model as a parent, grandparent and gentleman. A big thank you to his caregiver, Joyce for making it possible for Lew to remain at home. Thanks to the staff on 8N RJH and Dr. J. Maskey for the wonderful care and support. In January the family will be celebrating Lew's life on what would be his 100th birthday.



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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27, 2016.
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June 8, 2017
Just finished an excellent book by Damien Lewis, The Nazi Hunters,in which Mr Fiddick features prominently. Looked him up on the internet to find he had passed away.
Get the book! Mr Fiddick was a true Hero.
Reg Mann
Reg Mann
April 22, 2017
My condolences to all.
I would like to thank him for visiting my mother Barbara Helen Nichol nee Peabody here in Victoria remembering Harold Sherman Peabody that he flew with during the war!

Again my sympathies to all!

Robert Richardson
Robert Richardson
January 14, 2017
Dale and the family had so much respect and affection for this most dignified, interesting and honorable man. May he rest in peace. Our sympathies to the family.Sandra Fiddick and family.
Sandra Fiddick
January 14, 2017
I was his nephew. He was my hero. I was proud to know him and his memory will stay with me.
Chris Southin
November 27, 2016
I knew Lew through the "SAS" group that used to meet monthly at the C&POs mess in Esquimalt. I remember Lew as a quiet and humble man who nonetheless had a wicked twinkle in his eye when reminiscing with Henry about those war time days.
Rowena Hart
November 27, 2016
Rod, Larry and family. I am sorry to see that your dad has passed away. I only met him a couple of times but he left a lasting impression on me as a man who was several notches above the ordinary; a man of dignity. My thoughts are with you all.
Lee Curtis
November 27, 2016
A true gentleman and awesome neighbour. An honour to have known him. My condolences to the family.
Peter Kayll
November 26, 2016
Judy and Larry,
My dad, Jim (Kinghorn), and Lew were good friends, and dad thought a LOT of Lew, from both a professional and personal standpoint. I visited Lew with dad sometimes, and always enjoyed his easy-going manner and intelligent conversation. He was such a gentle and interesting man, full of stories! He will be greatly missed, and we are very sorry for your loss. We are away right now, but hope perhaps to connect with you sometime, Judy - we are still in the same house next to dad's, if you are in our neighborhood during the spring and summer particularly, please drop in. Sincere condolences, Sharon and Grant Macauley
November 26, 2016
Sincere condolences to all the family - Lew was such a super guy and a privilege to know. Dave, Carol & Paul Osmond
Dave Osmond
November 25, 2016
An amazing life, lived with courage and class. I am grateful that I have known him for the last 40 odd years. Condolences to the large family Ap
Adrian Parsons
November 25, 2016
Rod, Larry and family. Heartfelt Condolences. Your dad had a great life!
Michael Easton
November 25, 2016
Larry, sorry to read of your dad's passing. Love Bob and Lynne
Lynne Bowles
November 25, 2016
I felt privileged to know Lew, may he rest now, reunited with Mo ❤and Ethel
Muriel Dowle
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