FREMLIN, Gerald - b. July 15, 1924, d. April 17, 2013, Clinton, Ontario. Gerald Fremlin was a geographer/cartographer who edited the 1974 edition of The National Atlas of Canada. With Arthur H. Robinson he wrote Maps as Mediated Seeing - Fundamentals of Cartography. Gerry enlisted at age 17 and was bomb-aimer RCAF 1942-45. 37 operations from 103 Squadron, Elsham Wolds; 550 Squadron, North Killingholme; 582 Squadron (Pathfinders) Little Staughton. After WWII Gerry acheived a BA in English and Philosophy and MA in Geography at the University of Western Ontario. Gerry was known for his lively curiosity and ready wit. He was a philosopher, painter and poet with a taste for the absurd. He will be sorely missed by his wife Alice, and by family and friends too numerous to mention. Private family arrangements are entrusted to FALCONER FUNERAL HOMES , Clinton.
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From a Niece
Posted by Jan R. (Niece) On Sunday, May 19, 2013
Uncle Jay was a favourite of his nieces and nephews as children. He'd round up all the kids and take us for long walks along the tracks. Fond memories of sleeping out under the stars while he told us stories, in particular, ghost stories, complemented by his spooky sound effects and 'evil' laugh. Cherished those times and the little gifts he'd bring us from his far off travels.
From our family
Posted by Beverley & John Cairns (Friends of yore) On Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Gerry was quite an inspiration to our young family as he joined us for many years in the summers in Quebec. He was best friend of John through many university years. A brilliant and eccentric writer. Sad that we never had the opportunity to be with him for many years, despite our families' expressed wish to enrich our lives once more with his wit and perspicacity. Though we have not experienced contact for many years, Gerry continues on as a legend in our family.