Fred Shuman was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He moved with his family to Manitoba and Ontario, where his father was posted with the RCAF.
He enlisted in the US Army at 19 and served as a paratrooper and helicopter pilot, for which he was decorated for valor.
Following his honorable discharge, and continuing his flying career, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and graduated with an honors B.Sc. in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management.
He arrived in Nova Scotia in 1977 to fly helicopters for the growing offshore oil industry. Fred has flown throughout Canada and internationally and still takes to the sky as a contract pilot for a Nova Scotia company. In 1987, Fred and his wife, Claudette, opened Say it with Stitches Inc., a successful small business that they continue to operate in Bedford where they live with their son, Jonathan.
He is a member and Past President of the Bedford Business Association and was recognized in 2016 as the Bedford Distinguished Volunteer of the Year.
Fred Shuman is deeply concerned with the direction Canada has taken under the current government, and their failure to properly protect the security, freedom and interests of Canadians.