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Fred Cockerill

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 31, 2015 @ 10:16 am In Durham,Obituaries | 5 Comments

BAHAMA- Fred Cockerill, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at his residence in Bahama. Fred was 95 years old. He was born in Goathland, North Yorkshire, England to the late William Thomas and Lily Robinson Cockerill.
Fred started work at an early age and eventually became Huntsman at a number of prestigious Hunts in England. In 1967 Fred and his late wife, Rhoda Mary Hunt Cockerill decided to move to America. He continued his career as Huntsman to the Red Mountain Foxhounds until his retirement in 1990.
Mr. Cockerill is survived by his two sons, Anthony Cockerill and his wife, Gillian of Durham ; and Bryan Cockerill of England; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2:00PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Virginia Institute of Autism at: P.O. Box 6127, Charlottesville, VA 22906; or www.viaschool.org/ in honor of his great granddaughter Elena Cockerill.
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Condolence from Mavris Family on October 31st, 2015 11:30 am

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of uncle Fred. I have very fond memories as a young teenager of the times spent with him and aunt Rhoda at their home. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. We are thinking of you at this time, it seems like the closing of a great chapter.

Condolence from Barbara Venen on November 1st, 2015 7:30 am

Very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. It has been an honor and a pleasure to be his neighbor and friend the past few years. I will miss his cheery nature and the fascinating stories he would tell during our visits.

Condolence from shirley gaither on November 2nd, 2015 8:03 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Fred was a wonderful man and is with Rhoda finally. He never missed a christmas card which made me get up and write a few. He will always be in my thoughts sitting on the hill at quail Roost and on the road in the forest. He shall surely be missed.

Condolence from Mike and Janet Resnik on November 3rd, 2015 7:39 pm

We were sadden to learn today of Fred’s passing. He and Rhoda meant a lot to us and our children. We will remember the thrill of the hunt, and the many hours he spent at our house rounding up hounds.

He was a good man, and, in his later life, an inspiration.

Condolence from Trevor Smith on November 13th, 2017 1:37 am

Sympathy to you all. I spoke to Fred a couple of years ago while doing our family tree. Im his brother George’s grandson Trevor.

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