Fred Coward was born in England to parents William and Elizabeth (Judd) Coward, on May 7, 1913. The family moved to Grouard AB, and then to Dreau in the Girouxville AB area. Fred and his two brothers attended school in Falher where they stayed in a convent for the weekdays. In 1927 the family moved to a homestead in Dreau. Fred and his 2 brothers, William Jr. and Frank, served in WW II. After his discharge from the armed forces, Fred became the postmaster in Girouxville, holding that position from 1946 to 1961. He was also the secretary of the village from 1953 to 1957. Tragically on June 25, 1961 Fred drowned in a fishing accident at Sturgeon Lake AB. His wife, Sonia, and 3 children moved to Edmonton soon afterwards.
Source: Reflexions Vol. 11 pp. 456 – 457 (photo p 456)