IN MEMORIAM: ABSDA’s former president Don Sherwood

MONCTON, N.B. — Don Sherwood, former president of the Atlantic Building Supply Dealers Association, died suddenly on December 9 at the age of 70. Don was an integral part of the industry for decades, remembered with respect in his role as general manager at Maritime wholesale distributor Coates Distributors, where he worked for a quarter of a century, before taking the helm of the ABSDA 17 years ago. During that time, he proved himself a sound leader and a tireless ambassador for the Atlantic building supply industry.

He retired from his role as ABSDA president in August, and was working with the new president, Denis Melanson, to help him transition him into the role. Sadly, the upcoming Atlantic Building Materials Show, February 4-5, in Moncton, N.B., was to have been Don’s swan song.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wesla, daughter Dina and son Adam. In lieu of flowers, the Sherwood family requests that you make donations to a memorial of the donor’s choice. For more information, click here.