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Canadian who sheltered Americans in Iran dies

This Jan. 27, 1981 photo shows John Sheardown in Ottawa, Ontario. Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who hid fugitive American Embassy staffers during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died. He was 88. AP

John Sheardown, the former First Secretary at the Canadian Embassy in Tehran who sheltered fugitive American Embassy staffers at his home during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979 and who had a lengthy career in Canada’s foreign service, has died at age 88.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canadian who sheltered Americans in Iran dies

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This Jan. 27, 1981 photo shows John Sheardown in Ottawa, Ontario. Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who hid fugitive American Embassy staffers during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died. He was 88. His wife Zena said Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, that Sheardown passed away in an Ottawa hospital on Dec. 30. She says he had been treated for Alzheimer's disease for the past four years but also suffered from other ailments. AP/The Canadian Press, Chuck Mitchell

John Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who hid fugitive American Embassy staffers during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died. He was 88.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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