It is with the greatest sadness that Fred’s family announce his peaceful passing on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at 7:15 am. Fred was born Nov.7, 1925 in Middlesbrough, England. He emigrated to Canada in 1957. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Iris, and six brothers and two sisters.
Fred is survived and lovingly missed by his daughter Lesley, son-in-law, Andy and granddaughter, Lauren Iris. He also leaves to mourn his beloved partner of eight wonderful years, Ellen, and her son, Allan (Melissa), and daughter, Lene. Fred had many nieces and nephews, both in England and Canada, and many close friends who will miss him dearly.
Fred had a great love of music and over the years belonged to many singing groups including The Songbirds, The Troubadors, Larry Stubbins Group, and The Tumbleweeds. As well, he and Ellen enjoyed many happy hours dancing to the tunes of the Coombs Old Time Fiddlers.
A service to honor Fred’s life will be held at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Rd., Parksville at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 28th.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Robert Waite, the wonderful staff at Stanford Place and Halliday House.
Donations may be made in memory of Fred to Wheels for Wellness.