Fred was born in Medicine Hat, AB, August 26, 1933 to parents, Bertha & Fredrick Meier. He is predeceased by his parents and 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Fred leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 68 years, Mildred; son, Randy; Randy’s daughter, Kendra (Bob Winterburn), Sadie, great great grandchild Launna; Maddie (Hunter); Randy’s son, Kraig; daughter, Jane (Steve) Blowes; Jane’s daughter, Tara (Mark Fennell), Nikki (Jake), Hunter; brother-in-laws, Bob (Millie) Jesse, Harry Zeller; sister-in-laws, Donna Adams, May Jesse, Norma Meier; numerous nieces and nephews.
Fred was raised in Fox, AB on the family ranch. He moved with his parents to Medicine Hat in 1949 where he attended school. Fred was married to Mildred Jesse in 1953. He went onto trade school in Calgary for Auto Body Certification. Fred worked at Gardener Automotive, Ted’s Autobody and was the vehicle painter at BATUS for 22 years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spending time with family. He was a dedicated member of the local ELKS Club earning the Best Bartender Award. Fred loved riding motorcycles and had many trips with his buddies. The family would like to thank the staff at St Joseph’s Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat. A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 18th. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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