August 21, 1942 – January 17, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Frederick”Fred”Edmond Nault of Vernon, British Columbia at Kelowna General Hospital on Thursday evening of a heart attack, January 17, 2019. He was 76 years old.
He was an only child and was predeceased by both parents; his father, Joseph “Ted” Edmond Nault who passed away in 1980 at the age of 79 in Vancouver, BC and his mother, Edith “Edie” Groom (nee Thompson) who passed away 11 years later in 1991 at 76 years of age in Vancouver as well.
He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife Diane Margaret (nee Young) of 27 years; 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren in total. Including his children Michael Nault of Whiterock, BC and his daughter Brieonda; Sharon Marie Allen of 100 Mile House, BC and her children Carl (son Jaxon), Joseph (daughter Soleil) and Delorean; and Margaret (Paul) Johnson of Kelowna, BC and their children Madison, Nick and Lauren. Also Diane’s children who considered him as a father; Sharon (Rex) Landis of Armstrong, BC, her son Chris, her daughter Grace (Tony) Beauchamp of Kelowna, BC and their daughters Kaitlyn and Brooklyn; and Brian Wagner of Vernon. And extended family members Joy (Ed) Winfield of Kelowna and many other friends.
He was born on Aug 21, 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba but grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and worked various different jobs, including a long shoremen, and a private investigator but his primary talent was in sales. For many years he worked with PayMaster and travelled all over Canada in that capacity. Later on in life he did sales for The Canadian Tax Payers Association and various other companies. In his younger years he enjoyed ballroom dancing, drawing and painting. He even won first prize for one of his drawings at the PNE fair one year. He had a keyboard and took piano lessons for a short bit from his future wife Diane whom he met in Church in Vancouver. They married there in 1992. For a time he ran an outreach Movie ministry night at his local church and they were both involved in church community and life together. His biggest passion was sharing his faith. For awhile he served on the Metis Counsel as well.
They moved to Vernon in 2001 and continued to be active in church, many times he was the sound man during Sunday services, special events and for Diane’s, “Revelation Choir” which put on many Christmas and Easter concerts over the years. Diane would play piano and organ for services too. He also enjoyed meeting with his buddies almost daily at A&W to discuss Christianity and current political issues.
He will be sorely missed and remembered fondly as a friendly, kind and loving man with a warm smile and an easy sense of humour who loved to sit with his family and friends and tell stories of his life.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist, 1406 32nd Ave, Vernon on Saturday, January 26th at 1 pm. Pastor Karl Janzen will be officiating.