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Frederick Heywood

December 14, 1945 January 13, 2013
Frederick Heywood
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Both of his parents preceded him. He is survived by 3 older sisters, Kath O'Connor (residing Australia), , Doreen Heywood and Eileen and brother-in-law Ken Williams (residing England). He has 2 nieces and 1 nephew 5 great nieces and 3 great nephews living in Australia. He has 1 niece, Christine, and 1 nephew Robert (twins) and 2 great nieces and 2 great nephews living in England. He has 2 sons, Stephen Heywood with wife Poppi and 1 step daughter, 3 daughters and 1 son; and Ryan Heywood with wife Brooke and 2 steps son, 1 son and 1 daughter. He has 2 step sons, Adam Prince with Carlotta and step granddaughter Sunny; and Jeffrey Prince and 1 step daughter Rebecca Prince.
 
He attended school in England til age 15. During school he was awarded certificates for cycling, football (soccer as we know it), and amateur boxing championships. He left school and had several jobs including painter with his dad at Harrow School (famous school at Harrow on the Hill). He worked in London for Civil Engineers Dept. of the London Midland Region. He was a delivery driver taking goods around the country. He joined Air France at Heathrow airport as a loader where he spent several years. He married a girl named Julie and got divorced shortly afterwards. 1966 he emigrated to Australia living with his sister Kathleen and family in South Australia and then He joined Air Force base at Ruislip (Australia). After 6 months he decided it was not for him and was granted a discharge. He then went to Melbourne and then to Sydney and joined a company digging a tunnel under Double Bay. Next job was driving a test car for a firm around the Sydney area. He possible returned to England around 1975? After a year or so, he went to Germany and then to Toronto, Canada, where he worked for a while before going down to Chicago where he got a job as Chauffeur for the Australian Consulate. He met and married Noreen, mother of 2 sons. He worked as a trucker for CRST for a while and then as dispatcher in Chicago. He also worked for a company in Omaha, Nebraska and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Finally he started out on his own as a dispatcher in Monee, Ill. where he worked for several years. Divorced Noreen and started line dancing. He married again to a girl named Sue but shortly afterwards got divorced. Meet Terrilyn line dancing and got married and moved to Manhattan, Il. He use to tease Sunny when she spent the night and in a deep voice ask if she wanted him to sing her a lullaby. He lived there til we moved to Eddyville (moving office). He passed away 3 days before 15th anniversary. In his younger days, he was a boy scout leader (late 1980's - early 1990's). He still has his parachute from his sky diving days! We both were on bowling leagues (which he excelled at). He loved riding his horse named Blue, taking his dog to work and spoiling him with treats. He loved playing dominoes on a Friday night and of course beating the girls. He also loved hiking around here, camping and traveling all over the US and England and Australia. His last vacation was to the Grand Canyon to ride the mules to the bottom, spend the night and ride back up the next day with 6 of our friends! Then we found out he had lung cancer. He fought almost a year long battle with chemo and radiation treatments. Everybody loved to listen to him talk because of his adorable tales, sense of humor and his accent.

Memorial Service will be at 4:00 pm on January 21, 2013 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until time of service on Monday.

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