Frederick James Kitchener passed away on August 7th, 2015 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Fred was born on June 1st, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec to Frederick and Doris Kitchener. Fred joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1950, serving as a draftsman in construction engineering until 1960. Upon his release he had a long career with the Department of Public Works. During those years with the Department of Public Works, Fred’s skills as a draftsman can be found in many buildings constructed across Canada. While working in Ottawa, Fred married Elisabeth (Lilo) Harnum in January 1973. In later years, he transferred to Edmonton. Upon retirement, Fred & Lilo moved to Vernon, BC where he resided until his passing.
Fred has been predeceased by his beloved wife, Lilo, in May 2012. He leaves to mourn his passing, son William Kitchener of Red Deer, Alberta; daughter Bonnie Joiner of Prince George, BC; granddaughter Angela Joiner; grandson William Kitchener Jr. and three great grandchildren. He will also be missed by his step-daughter Gudrun (Dieter) Mebius of Germany; sister Elaine (Nicky) Ladouceur of Goderich, Ontario and brother Robert (Dorothy) Kitchener of Cornwall, Ontario. Interment will take place at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Vernon, BC at11:30 a.m., Friday, August 21, 2015. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237