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General News · 11th December 2014
At 5 am today Alden Sherwood passed away. Mae and their children Susan and David were with him.

He will be missed by his many friends on Cortes.
A Wonderful Father
Comment by Robin Sherwood on 5th January 2015
To a kind, caring, patient man...I shall, and do miss you.
We'll Miss You.....
Comment by Heather & Michael on 4th January 2015
Michael and I will forever miss your dry sense of humor.....You were aso many things....a musician, a fine wood-worker, a community oriented person. You genuinely cared about Cortes Island and the Community that resides there. I will sincerely miss the greeting you always gave me when I would re-arrive on Cortes after a long absence...when you would hug me hello and say, "Welcome Home"....knowing how special Cortes Island is to me, even though I live most of the time elsewhere....You told me once that you never wanted to move off the Island until after you passed on. You got your wish.....but the Island will not be the same without you.....You will be dearly missed. Our sincere condolences to Mae and your family.
an inspiration
Comment by susan on 16th December 2014
You said growing old was not for the faint of heart, as you were getting ready to swim across to shark's pit. Patiently putting back the grand piano after each Thursday you smiled reminding us that it was never to late to learn to play an instrument as you picked up your cello at 40! You made us appreciate the precious time we have in the present and the future yet to come. Thank you for your dry humour and we will miss you.
sj and family
good bye
Comment by Danny on 13th December 2014
Paola and I will miss you Alden both as a friend and as a master project builder. I enjoyed very much the time we spent together in your workshop designing, executing (mainly you) and bringing to reality all sort of ideas while building a friendship that will last in my memory.
Condolences to your family.
A good man
Comment by Peter Jackel on 13th December 2014
Alden, you were a good man. Helpful in the community, and generous. You helped Kathleen and me many times by lending us your truck. You created beautiful artifacts in your workshop, trusted your outlook on life as a scientist, and had an impish sense of humour. I will miss you.