Andrew Sheret (1870-1947) was a member of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1. He founded Andrew Sheret Ltd., a plumbing and heating business which is still in operation today.
In 1911 he retained architect C. Elwood Watkins to design and build 1114-1126 Blanshard Street as a revenue generating commercial and residential property. He named the building the Montrose Apartments, after his birthplace in Scotland. 1114-1126 Blanshard Street is still standing today. and has been listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Here are some local newspaper reports of Andrew Sheret’s death and funeral:
“Andrew Sheret Dies At 76 In Hospital
Andrew Sheret, a resident of Victoria since 1891, died yesterday morning at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in his 77th year.
Well known in business circles, Mr. Sheret in 1892 started the business which is now know as Andrew Sheret Ltd., wholesale distributors of plumbing and heating supplies with branches in Victoria and Vancouver.
Mr. Sheret was a member of the Victoria Board of Trade for many years and later of the Chamber of Commerce. He belonged to the Kiwanis Club and in 1943 was honored with a life membership in the American Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers.
He was a member of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1 A.F. & A.M. and Columbia Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F. Prior to the World War he traveled extensively with his wife. During the past seven years he has spent most of his time at his country home at Ardmore.
Surviving are his wife, Annie, at the family residence; three sons, William Andrew Sheret, of Victoria, Hugh McDowell Sheret, of Vancouver, and Donald Robert Sheret, also of Vancouver; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Blaney Jr., of Victoria and Miss Kathleen Sheret, of Victoria.
Private funeral services will be held at the family residence.”
(Source: Daily Colonist, 13 September 1947, page 21)
Mr. Andrew Sheret, a pioneer businessman in Victoria before the turn of the century, passed away on Friday at the age of 76. Although he had lived much in retirement during the last seven years at his country home at Ardmore, Mr. Sheret was widely known and esteemed in the business community and in much wider fields than that. A member of the Senior’s Northwest Golf Association, he was an enthusiastic follower of the game and a member of three clubs in the region.
Born at Montrose, Scotland in 1870, Mr. Sheret came to Victoria 56 years ago. A year later, in 1892, he launched the business which is now known as Andrew Sheret Ltd., wholesale distributors of plumbing and heating supplies with branches in coastal cities. He was an early member of the former Board of Trade and continued in association with the Chamber of Commerce that took its place. He was a prominent member of the Kiwanis Club, of Columbia Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F. and of the Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1 A.F. & A.M. In 1943 was honored with a life membership in the American Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers.
Although Mr. Sheret had been in ill health for some time, word of his passing will be learned with sincere regret throughout the community.”
(Source: Daily Colonist, 14 September 1947, page 4)
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