May 30, 1921 – Nov. 10, 2011
Fred passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Cascade Lodge at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Rachel Bryant (Rennick); sons Gordon (Jennifer) Bryant and Robert (Lyn) Bryant; daughter-in-law Devrah Bryant; grandchildren Michael Bryant (Kim Simpson and daughter Juliana), Gillian Bryant (Neil Yorke), Sydnee Bryant, Courtney (Jason) Tweten; and great grandchildren Riley and Hannah Tweten. Fred was predeceased by his first wife Marjorie Bryant (Stronach) in 1990 and son F. Paul Bryant in 2002.
Fred was a resident of Rosedale and Chilliwack with deep roots in the farming community. He was involved in numerous community organizations including Chilliwack Exhibition and Horticultural Association. He was an alderman in Chilliwack from 1976 to 1987. In 2001 he was honoured as the first recipient of the “Order of Chilliwack”. Service to his community, his Christian faith, passion for protecting farm land and his interest in connecting to extended family were most important to him.
A special thank you to Dr. Scott Markey, Chilliwack General Hospital staff, and Cascade Manor and Lodge staff.
Cremation to be followed by inurnment at Chilliwack Cemetery at 11:00 am on November 26, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on November 26 at Chilliwack Central Church, 46100 Chilliwack Central Rd. Donations may be made to the Chilliwack Museum, Gideon’s Bible Society or to support BC rural youth to BC 4-H Foundation, #1, 904 Maud St, PO Box 490, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0.