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Sandy Fedy, past CFIG chair passes away

Ontario grocer led Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers in early '80s

Sandy Fedy, a past chair of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers has died. He was 72. Fedy, who was known as Sandy but who's full name was Alexander David Charles Fedy, passed away April 8 after a battle with cancer.

Fedy had an illustrious career as a grocer in the Ontario towns of Mildmay, London and Stayner. He served as chair of CFIG in 1983-1984.

During his tenure at CFIG, he oversaw the implementation of CFIG’s scholarship program and was instrumental in the Western Canada expansion of the association.

“Sandy was a very passionate and dedicated member of CFIG for a long time” John Scott, president of CFIG, said. "Sandy’s life will be remembered by all who knew him as one of humour, loyalty and dedication to family. He will be greatly missed by the entire CFIG family.”

George Condon, Canadian Grocer's consulting editor said, "I considered Sandy Fedy more than an acquaintance. I met him years ago when I was editor of Canadian Grocer and often ran into him at CFIG events and once visited him at his Mildmay store. He was always jovial, and was dedicated to his family and to the grocery business. Over his many years as a member, and former chair, of CFIG, his influences are still felt in that organization today and will remain for years to come. In a way he was larger than life, and he will be missed by many."

Fedy is survived by his wife Darlene and children: Mark Fedy, Cindy Buck, Murray Fedy and Patrick Morrison.

Fedy's wife thanked the staff of the Stayner Foodland for their dedication and their commitment during his illness.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, in Stayner on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11 o’clock. Reception is to following in the Parish Hall. Fedy's family would appreciate remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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