It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carlos C. Frewin, on November 19, 2022, at the age of 77, at Brampton Civic Hospital. He will be loved and cherished forever by his wife and best friend, Janice (Wojcik). Dear brother of Dennis (wife Janina), father of Gregg (wife Amanda) and Daniel, and, grandfather of Jack, Julia, Joel and Lucas. He is predeceased by his parents Dennis and Eleeta (Hagar) Frewin of Bobcaygeon, and will be fondly remembered by his niece Christine, nephew Dennis, friends and colleagues.
Carlos was a learning and development specialist, and an accomplished presenter, with extensive experience in business and education. He followed a lifetime interest in helping people learn and succeed in different learning environments. He received bachelor degrees from both the University of Western Ontario and University of Waterloo, a teaching certificate at the Ontario College of Education, and, a Master of Arts and a Doctorate in Education at the University of Toronto.
Carlos began his career in education as an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He moved on to Confederation College in Thunder Bay where he led the development of one of the first distance education programs in the community college system in Ontario.
Moving into the private sector, Carlos held roles including Director of Training & Development at Motorola Information Systems, Director of Senior Management & Executive Development at Noranda Inc., and, Managing Partner at InLearn Inc.
Later in his career, Carlos returned to his first love of teaching and joined Humber College in 2003 to assist with curriculum development for the first degree program offered by Humber. As a professor, driven by his dedication to student success, he was a co-author of POWER Learning, Strategies for Success in Higher Education and Life (Third Canadian Edition).
Following his retirement from Humber, Carlos joined the Board of Directors of Caledon Meals on Wheels in 2013 and was instrumental in helping the organization successfully achieve Accreditation in 2016. He served as the long-time Chair of the Governance Quality and Risk Management Committee, and Board President from 2018-2020. In 2020 Carlos received a Town of Caledon Community & Social Services Recognition Award for his leadership and extraordinary contribution to Caledon Meals on Wheels and the Caledon community.
Carlos was a gifted person, a thought leader with keen insights into people and situations, with a laugh and presence that could fill a room. He loved sailing, exploring new places and over the years working on his sailboat or around the house. Most importantly he loved his wife Jan, his family and his dogs (golden retrievers Emma and current daily fur-companion Stella), and cared deeply for his friends and people he worked with. His grit and sense of humour helped him face numerous health issues over the past few years with courage and strength. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed a great deal.
Special thank you to the Complex Care Clinic at Peel Memorial Hospital and his team of specialists for their compassion and care.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Friday, December 2 from one o’clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o’clock.
Condolences for the family may offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com