September 27, 1914 – April 26, 2007
Fred was born in Edmonton and in his early teens moved with his family to Saanich on Vancouver Island. He served with Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Canada Regiment during WWII which included a Tour of Duty in both France and Italy. Upon his return he chose to raise his family in the beautiful countryside of Cobble Hill. Fred spent his entire working career at Ocean Cement Plant at Bamberton and operating a hobby farm. He loved working on the land and especially his vegetable gardens. He spent his retirement years living in Coldstream just outside of Vernon. Predeceased by wife Nora in 1987, his four brothers: Dick, Bob, Alf and Bill. Survived by sisters: Edna and Nellie, also brothers: Jack and Jim, many nieces and nephews with special thanks and appreciation to niece Roberta. He is also survived by his immediate family, daughters Tierra (Bill) French and Betty (George) Millward. Three grandchildren, Fred (Chantel) French, Michael (Kristin) Millward, Patricia (Jay) Trout and four great grandsons, Emerson, Everett, Owen and Ashton. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 pm at his residence in Coldstream. The family would like to thank and extend our gratitude to Dr. April Sanders and Dr. Van Zyl and the health care workers from Community Care, Hospice House and Alexander Wing for their care and compassion during Dad’s illness. Special thanks to neighbours, Greg and Cheryl Eedens for their caring support, making it possible for him to remain at home as long as possible. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Fred may do so to the Vernon & District Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B. C. V1T 1S4. Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Vernon, B. C. Phone: 250-542-4333.