April 30, 1931 – June 8, 2019
Passed away peacefully with his children at his side at Eden House Intermediate Care Home, Chilliwack, B.C. He is lovingly remembered by his children Vicky (Curtis, Crystal & Kimberley), Blanche (Norm, Yvonne & Michael), Fred (Matthew & Joey, Susan, Ryan, Brandon & Kayla), Bonnie (Joe, Christina, Shannon & Natasha), Linda (Paul, Amy, Tasheena & Clayton), Milt (Karen, Josh, Austin & Noah), Shyla and his sisters, Mary & Marjorie. Dad was predeceased by our beloved mother, May Dorman and our sister, Gloria Dorman, his parents, Frederick Norman Dorman & Jennie Blanche Dorman (nee Shufelt), his brothers, Murray, Milton, & Tom and his sister, Pearl. He was born on April 30, 1931 in Nicholson, Ontario.
Dad joined the Queens Own Rifles (QOR) on May 7, 1954 and during those years he was stationed in Calgary, Germany, Victoria, B.C. and Chilliwack, B.C. He was involved in U.N. missions in Cyprus (2 tours), Africa and Norway. He retired from the military on August 1, 1974. He then joined the Correctional Service of Canada at Mountain Institution and worked for 17 years before retiring in 1991. Dad was a member of the Mt. Zion Lodge No. 120 for many years.
Dad married Maywood (May) Gwendolyn Dorman (nee Matthews) in Banff, Alberta on May 14, 1955 and they had 7 children. Dad loved camping, fishing and hockey. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf fan. His love of fishing and hockey was passed on to his sons, Fred & Milt. One of his favorite phrases was “Gone Fishing.” The family had many camping adventures throughout the Province of B.C. Dad’s incredible work ethic and love of the outdoors was passed on to all of his children.
The family would like to thank the staff at Eden House for their loving care of our father (Fred) while there.
Flowers are gratefully declined but donations in Fred’s memory to the Heart Foundation or the B.C. Cancer Society would be appreciated.
A grave side service will be held on July 6, 2019 at 1 pm. at the Chilliwack Cemetery.
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