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Fredrick Arthur 'Fred' Northgraves

March 23, 2024


June 16, 1934 - March 23, 2024

Fred Northgraves passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on March 23, 2024, at the age of 89.

Fred was born in Gadsby Alberta, son of Arthur and Ethel Northgraves. At a young age he moved with his family to Chilliwack where he was raised on a dairy farm on Gillanders Road.

Fred married his wife Jean in September 1954. Together they worked their dairy farm on McLeod Road and raised 4 children.

Fred was involved with the Rosedale United Church where he was a steward and served as treasurer for 15 years. He was also a lifetime member of the Camp River Hall Board, where he held the position of treasurer, helped organize monthly family dances, and carried out maintenance projects amongst other things. He also played weekly badminton for many years at the Hall.

After retiring from farm duties, Fred and Jean enjoyed traveling both domestically and abroad. Fred took pleasure in fishing and spending time in his woodwork shop, meticulously crafting furniture for their home, nicknack shelves, baking boards and pictures frames among other things. Fred also enjoyed doing puzzles in his later years, a pastime that various family members enjoyed doing with him.

A quiet, unassuming man, Fred was a wealth of information and knew how to fix just about anything.

Fred is survived by his wife Jean (70 years), brother Don (Margaret), and sisters Jeanne Bacigalupo and Norma Beer, his 4 children, Cathy Oss (Lorne), Maureen Strahl (Mats), Doug Northgraves (Cathy), and Lorill Britz (Keith), as well as 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Our family would like to thank the doctors, home health nurses, OT's, and our special care aides who have assisted in Fred's care over the last several months. Their support through this difficult time has been greatly appreciated.

A Celebration of Fred's life will be held April 9th at 11am at Henderson's Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Cancer Research Society

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
11:00 AM
Henderson's Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack

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