December 3, 1935 – October 27, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred on October 27. Fred is survived and will
be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Grace, and his four children, Marianne (Merlin), Chris (Lita), Ron (Marina) and Paul (Francesca), and his six grandchildren, Frederick, Elpiniki, Roberto, Anthony, Samuel and Jacob, and by his sister Molly (Sam) and many nieces and nephews.
Fred was born in Mikado, Sask. His family moved to Vancouver when he was seven years old. He graduated from Gladstone High School and went on to get his degree as a Chartered Accountant. He worked for Revenue Canada for 12 years and then went into Public Practice.
Fred was a gentle, devoted and caring man who loved his family above all things. He was an avid reader and had a remarkable memory for history. He was gifted with a sharp sense of humor. He was also a fantastic cook.
Fred and Grace lived in south Burnaby for more than 30 years where they raised their family. Fred was a member and past president of the South Burnaby Men’s Club, a local youth sports organization, where he coached little league baseball for 15 years. He had a passion for rugby, playing from his high school years until his forties, mostly for the ex-Brits and Red Lions.
After retiring in 1993, Fred and Grace moved to Harrison Hot Springs, a place they both loved, and enjoyed golfing with their many wonderful friends at the Harrison Golf Club.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, November 5 at 11 am at St. Anthony’s Parish, 7237 Morrow Road, Agassiz, B.C.
Special thanks to Dr. Milne, and the staff of the Cascades Hospice in Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
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