was born on July 17, 1938 in Powell River, BC and passed away peacefully at home in Trail on January 12, 2016.
Fred is predeceased by his parents Robert and Elizabeth, brother Gary, brother in law Avery and nephew Wesley.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sandra, children; Leonora (Jim), Teresa, Ron (Jenny), Brenda and Maureen (John), 23 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren, his mother, Anne, sisters; Eleanor, Diane (Harvey), Christine (Blair) and numerous other family and friends.
Fred worked at Cominco for 30 years and was a chartered member of the Rossland Lion’s Club. He spent numerous hours walking on Main street in Rossland collecting coins to donate to the club. He also was security for the Rossland Warriors hockey games and will be remembered for his loud yell. Not too many people were able to get past Fred without receiving one of his very firm handshakes. In his later years he enjoyed attending the bridges program at Columbia View Lodge and was always excited to go to the casino. The last 5 years were his most enjoyed as he was able to spend quality time with his family watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00pm at the Warfield Hall. Thank you in advance to Jim and Sharon Merritt for officiating the service. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to The Greater Trail Hospice (particularly Tom McEwan), the staff of both Columbia View Lodge and the Oncology department, Dr. Scully, Dr. Paul, Dr. Scotland, Dr. Degreef, Home support, WeCare (particularly Charlotte and Anita), Handy Dart, Sherry and Andrew Bligh, Homefirst, MediChair, BC Ambulance Service and numerous others who cared for and loved Fred.
As an expression of sympathy, your donations made to The Greater Trail Hospice Society www.trailhospice.org or by cheque to the Golden City Lion’s Club (PO BOX 1051, Rossland, BC, V0G 1Y0) in Fred’s memory would be greatly ppreciated.