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REID, Mary Lilla
SOUTHAM, Frederick William


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SHAVER, Merle Elizabeth

SOUTHAM, Frederick William 1

  • Born: 2 Jul 1924, Timmins, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada 1
  • Marriage: SHAVER, Merle Elizabeth
  • Died: 9 Mar 2014, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada aged 89 2
  • Crem.: Mar 2014

bullet  Facts and details for Frederick William Southam:

His obituary was published in the Kingston Whig Standard on 10 Mar 2014. It read as follows:

SOUTHAM, Frederick William (Bill) - B.Sc. M.Sc PhD Passed away at KGH Sunday March 9th a few months short of his 90th year. Bill grew up in Timmins Ontario. In Sept 1942 He entered Queens University for 4 years on a full scholarship where he attained his bachelor of science with honors and also his Masters of Chemical Engineering. He met his wife Merle during this time and they were married after graduation in 1947. He later continued his education with a fellowship to MIT where he obtained his PhD. Bill was predeceased by his parents Frederick George Southam & Mary Lila Southam his older sister Lois Margaret Tuer/Dewis and his younger brother Arthur Gavin Southam. He is survived by his wife of 66 1/2 plus years, Merle, and their children; Roderick William (and Johanne) of Valleyfield QC. Arlene Elizabeth of (and Kirk) Kinuso AB. Terry-Anne Lorraine (and Bruce) of Petawawa, ON. Also survived by four grandchildren, Andrea, Wayne, Gavin and Stephanie and seven great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. There will be a cremation followed by a celebration of his life at a later date. Bill's wishes were in lieu of flowers, donations be made to University Hospital Kingston Foundation, 55 Rideau St. suite 4, Kingston K7M 2Z8. 2


Frederick married Merle Elizabeth SHAVER, daughter of Stanley Murray SHAVER and Belle MELVIN.



1 Ken and Emilia Annable, The Annable Family in Canada, Page 27.

2 Obituary, Frederick William "Bill" Southam.

3 "Bridal Shower for Miss Merle Shaver," (Ottawa)The Ottawa Journal, 14 Jul 1947, p. 11.

4 "Mrs. Frederick William Southam," (Ottawa)The Ottawa Journal, 5 Aug 1947, p. 10.