I was saddened to hear of Fred's passing.
I worked for Fred and his family for years.Even though I saw him twice a day he always greeted me with a smile and hug. He was always happy when someone came to visit him. I enjoyed working with Fred.
As long as he had his hockey game and WWF wrestling on TV he was happy. He loved his food!!
Fred will be missed. He was an inspiration to us all!!
My wife Gloria and I would like to offer our condolences to your family with respect to Fred's passing. Whenever my mind reflects upon high school, and in the stories that I have shared with my children of those times, Fred has always played a major role. Many of us would purposely get to school early enough to prepare for Fred's bus to arrive for his classes at Durham House. We would intentionally line the hallway with our backs up against our lockers and upon his entry, Fred would traverse the entire line and provide us all with high-fives to start our day. The days that any of us wore a Leaf jersey earned us a surplus of attention from Fred and often a hug that was both honest and deeply felt. As a result of our interactions with him, Fred made us recognize early the frailties of life and because of that, we each learned to appreciate what our own lives offered to us. He was truly an inspiration, a man whose smiles and gestures could light up a room and my memories of him will be forever cherished.
David and Gloria McKay
Our parents introduced Freddie and Juerg's parents many, many years ago. We spent time on the farm in our childhood while our parents visited. I can still smell Hugo's cigars. Now Freddie is back with his family where he belongs. His dad's biggest fan. RIP.