Fredrick Stanley Burfield
June 21, 1918 – January 23, 2013
Fred passed away peacefully in his sleep early January 23, 2013 in Nanaimo at the age of 94.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Evelyn (1969), brother Harry (1971), and nephew Richard (1977).
Fred was born in Revelstoke, BC and along with his brother Harry became competitive skiers and ski jumpers. Skiing dominated much of Fred’s life and he will be most remembered for his many years on Hollyburn Mountain. Fred was one of the first members of the Hollyburn First Aid Ski Patrol and for many years owned and operated Hollyburn Ski Lodge.
Fred retired to Parksville in 1984 where he enjoyed fishing, golfing, working on the farm feeding the pigs and playing crib. Fred was very proud of his family and enjoyed spending time watching his grandchildren learn and grow. He is survived by his daughter Peggy (Ernie), grandchildren Trevor and Shawna Havard and his niece Marion and her children Riki and Kurt.
A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on
Hollyburn Mountain in June.