October 19, 1930 – October 18, 2015

Fred has asked his family to announce his graduation, one day short of his eighty-fifth birthday, to the life beyond what we know.

Born and raised in the Meadowbrook area, Fred had a long career in the hardware business, first as a salesman, and then as proprietor of Kinley’s of Berwyn Ltd. At retirement age he was still an accomplished carpenter and gardener, raising Highland cattle. He was a lifetime supporter of the United Church of Canada, councillor and mayor of Berwyn, and was always involved in his local community.

Predeceased by his parents Will and Mabel, and brothers, George, Roy and Don, he is survived by sister Viola Jane and brother John (Zunny). Left to remember him are his wife of almost 60 years, Jessie Clare (Burns); children Marigold (Bob) of Edmonton, Myron of Bentley, Carillon of Vancouver and Trevor (Nancy) of Invermere; along with grandchildren Graham (Marianne) and Megan of Invermere.

The family thanks every staff member of Rosefield Centre, Innisfail who provided care to Fred in his final year.

A memorial service was held at Bentley United Church on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. At Fred’s request, no flowers please – think of Fred when you plant your garden or a tree, or give someone a hand up. Condolences may be made by visiting


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