In Celebration of

Frederick Turp

TURP, Frederick Joseph, CGA, passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side at Humber River Hospital on July 27, 2021 at the age of 96. Loving husband of the late Evelyn Turp (nee MacDougall), beloved father of Kathryn MacDougall Turp, brother to the late Ruby Lewis, Uncle to Brenda McHeady (Brian), Dianne Nowoselski (John) and Brad Lewis (Martha) and caring friend to many, young and old. Fred was an old school gentleman and many people appreciated his friendliness and kindness.

Fred grew up in Mimico and spent the rest of his life in Etobicoke, beginning work as a young man for the Township, later the Borough and culminating his career as the Treasurer of the City of Etobicoke.

Fred was an avid reader and lover of knowledge, particularly enjoying mysteries and non-fiction related to Canadian history and the World Wars. Admired for his sharp intellect, Fred had a wide range of knowledge. It was often said, “Before there was Google, we called Fred”. Sharp and quick witted until the end, in recent years, he engaged in a daily trivia competition with his daughter, winning many days.

Fred was an avid traveler (until the age of 94!), an enthusiastic theatregoer, and a sports fan who was an unfailing supporter of the Toronto Argonauts, holding season tickets for over 50 years.

Thank you to Gael Hepworth for her care and friendship over the past five years and to the staff of Humber River Hospital for their compassion and support over the past two weeks.

Fred’s sense of humour, positive outlook on life and focus on enjoying the everyday will continue to be an inspiration to many who knew him. Those of us who loved Fred will raise a glass (with a white wine spritzer, of course) and toast to a life well lived.

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Elizabeth Lee 

Entered July 31, 2021

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad Kathryn. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Steve, Beth, Erin and Alyson Lee

Tracy LeMoine 

Entered July 31, 2021

Fred was a real gem - smart, funny, and could talk to anyone and make them feel special. We are so grateful to have known and spent time with him. What a lovely man!
Thinking of you, Fred, and having a spritzer,
Tracy, Fraser, Kaylee and Callum

Burke Paterson (Friend)

Entered July 31, 2021 from Toronto

Fred was indeed a gentleman and a scholar, and exceptionally kind and generous. It does seem remarkable I have known Fred my all my adult life, and somehow he has been retired the entire time! Retired from work, but constantly reading, learning and forever curious. Always up for a fish and chip lunch and engaging conversation. My warmest sympathies to you, Kathryn.

Heather Morrison (Friend)

Entered August 1, 2021 from St George, Ontario

So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I will remember him as a kind, caring, intelligent man. He was a wonderful example to everyone who knew him. Fred had a such a genuine way when talking to people; you always felt a bit better about yourself after spending time with him. I’m sure Fred’s memory will live on in the many lives he touched.
Heather, Duane, Olivia and Andrew Morrison

Ruth and Steve Levkoe (Friend)

Entered August 1, 2021 from Burlington Ontario

We have such wonderful memories of Fred and how welcoming and kind he was to us. A lifelong learner, a tireless adventurer- it was our honour to know him. May his memory be a blessing. Sincere condolences to you Kathryn.