Frederick Alexander Woolf of Red Deer passed away peacefully at Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer on October 18th, 2014 with his family by his side. Fred was born February 1, 1926 on the farm near Moose Jaw, SK. He was the only boy between two sisters. His family moved to Christopher Lake in 1930. Fred worked on the Alaska Highway when it was being built during World War II – this adventure was a highlight in his life. Once he turned eighteen he joined the navy. His post war years were spent doing various trades from Saskatchewan to Calgary before settling in Surrey B.C. He was a journeyman cabinet maker, mechanic, dairy farmer and truck driver. In 1957 he married Joy Hassell. He bought a dump truck and hauled gravel around B.C. He worked building the Yellowhead Highway in the late 1960’s. In 1970 they moved to Whitehorse where he drove for White Pass & Yukon Route hauling ore. Fred’s heart was always in farming and in 1977 they headed to Alberta. He did some carpentry and worked as a mechanic to help keep the farm going but in 1984 headed North to drive truck again. He retired to his farm in 1992. In 2001 Fred sold his farm and moved to Red Deer. He always valued social interaction and Red Deer offered a busier social life. He spent many hours at the Golden Circle, the Legion and senior’s groups from various churches.
Fred will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his friends and family. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter Laurie (Ron) Soderberg of Rimbey, their sons Nathan (Lindsay) of Red Deer and Jeremy of Blackfalds, his son Roger (Verlynn), their son Cody of Lacombe, his son Dan (Krista), their daughters Amy and Rebecca of Sylvan Lake, his daughter Jodie (Dave) Dueck, their children Victoria and Scott of Red Deer, and his very special friend Catherine Tustin of Red Deer. He is also survived by two brother-in-laws, Ken Flach of Vancouver Island and Tom Hamlin of Olds, AB and several nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his sisters Anne Flach and Barbara Hamlin. Fred will be welcomed into Heaven by his angel grandson Zachary Woolf-been waiting nine years for his Grampa Woolf to join him. Fred’s remains will be interred at the Iola Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton AB. If friends desire donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Fund, Billy Graham Association, Samaritan’s Purse or the charity of the donor’s choice.