Fred Bodsworth

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Charles Frederick Bodsworth
Born (1918-10-11)October 11, 1918
Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada
Died September 15, 2012(2012-09-15) (aged 93)[1]
Scarborough General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Known for Writing The Last of the Curlews

Charles Frederick (Fred) Bodsworth (October 11, 1918[2] - September 15, 2012)[1] was a Canadian writer, journalist and amateur naturalist.

Born in Port Burwell, Ontario,[3] Bodsworth worked as a journalist for the St. Thomas Times-Journal, The Toronto Star, and Maclean's,[2] where he also served as assistant editor. From 1964 to 1967, he was president of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists.[4] Bodsworth received the Matt Cohen Prize in 2002 for his writing.[5] He died at Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto.[citation needed]

Bodsworth was predeceased by his wife Margaret Banner.[3]

The Port Burwell branch of the Elgin County Library was renamed in his honour in 2005.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Fred BODSWORTH Obituary: View Fred BODSWORTH's Obituary by Toronto Star". 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  2. ^ a b c "Fred Bodsworth wrote Last of the Curlews". St. Thomas Times-Journal. September 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Fred Bodsworth, author of Last of the Curlews, 93". Toronto Star. September 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  4. ^ "Fred Bodsworth". McClelland. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  5. ^ "Matt Cohen Award". Writers' Trust of Canada. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  6. ^ Works by Fred Bodsworth at Open Library