Eight Bells: Fred Ternan
A sad news for the for the Snipe Class in the UK. Our friend Fred Ternan passed away untimely. Fred was born on an island on Lower Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.
He was passionate about Snipe sailing and he was a font of knowledge on all aspects of the maritime history of Lough Erne. He recently restored the old Snipe “Ranger”.
Our sympathy to his family and the Lough Erne sailing community.
Source Lough Erne Heritage
END OF AN ERA
It is with great sadness and regret that I must inform you of the untimely passing of Fred Ternan.
Fred was a true son of Fermanagh, born on an island on Lower Lough Erne.
He was known to many, through his lifelong interest in boating and sailing. A co-founder of Lough Erne Heritage, he was a font of knowledge on all aspects of the maritime history of Lough Erne.
His knowledge of sailing was second to none, and he inspired many people to take up sailing.
He worked tirelessly to promote the history and heritage of boating and island life and left no stone unturned in his quest to achieve a goal, of which he achieved many. He was passionate about Lough Erne Cots, Snipe sailing dinghies and his Fairy yacht.A proud family man.
He will be sorely missed.
Our deepest condolences to his wife Florence, son Michael, daughter Edwina, brother George and his wider family circle.