Passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the age of 88. Though his death was unexpected Fred had been suffering from a variety of ailments that made his life painful and limited in his last three years.
Fred was born in 1932 in Saskatoon to William James “Bill” and Martha Wilson (nee Pearson). He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Jean and the late William James “Bud”.
He joined the CNR in 1950 working in Biggar, Saskatchewan where he noticed a lovely CIBC teller named Elaine McLay. They married in 1954 and had three daughters, Linda, Doreen (Kevin Dunseath) and Sandra (Joe Matheson). Fred loved all his family including his grandchildren Emily and Paul Matheson and his many nieces and nephews.
Fred spent 44 years working for the CNR in Employee Relations in a number of locations, including Brandon, Winnipeg, Montreal, Capreol, Belleville and Toronto, retiring in 1994 in Mississauga, ON.
In addition to his family Fred loved golf, curling, watching the Leafs, watching any televised sports, his Presbyterian church (Erindale Presbyterian), travelling with Elaine and friends on cruises, and sending out joke emails. Above all he loved his life of 66 years with Elaine, who survives him. We wish he had more but are grateful for each day.
COVID restrictions limit the funeral to a private family service, to be held on March 17, 2021. A Memorial Ceremony will be held at Erindale Presbyterian church when circumstances allow. A link to the taped service will be made available for all to view.