February 24, 1939 – February 5, 2017
Fred was born and raised in Fort St. John, BC, the seventh of fifteen children. He was a long time member of Operating Engineers Local 115, and moved all over BC on many jobs. In 1977 he moved his family to Kimberley where he owned and operated Alpine Welding until he retired in 2000. Then, he and Fern spent six months a year in Port McNeil, BC doing what they loved – fishing off their boat “Daybreaker”. Being Metis, Fred was a hunter and always provided meat for the family and always shared whatever he had with others.
Fred leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Fern of 55 years, four sons Raymond, Ronald (Diosa), Roger, Russell (Shelly), ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many extended family members. Fred is also survived by four brothers and five sisters.
Fred passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family at his side.
Cremation has taken place. The family will hold a private celebration of his life on the July 1st weekend.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com