Fredderick DALRYMPLE

DALRYMPLE; Fredderick William

1930 – 2015

Fredderick William Dalrymple passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 26, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his wife Shirley on February 2, 1982. Survived by his loving children, Deborah, Rod (Colleen), Gord and Angela; grandchildren Misty (Virgil), Michael (Kelly) Michelle (Wayne), Jennifer (Steve), Shannon, Amanda, Connor (Courtney), Victoria (Justin), Gordie, Santana, Janie and William; great-grandchildren Jasmine, Creedan, Dante, Shylah, Vanessa, Kaleb, Freddie and Deacon; brother George (Dorothy); brother-in-law Gary (Darlene) Cooper; nieces, nephew and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Fred was born on the family farm in Rockland, Ontario November 29, 1930. He had three brothers, Harold, George and Robert Dalrymple. Fred left the farm when he was 19 and travelled to New Westminster, BC. He met Shirley Cooper in 1954 at the King Eddy Café in New Westminster where she was a waitress. Fred and Shirley married in New Westminster in 1955. They built a home in Newton and had their first child Deborah in 1956. At that time they were building a home in Bridgeview. They moved to Bridgeview the following year. They had their 2nd child Rod in 1958, Gordon in 1965 and Angela in 1967. Their four children were raised in the family home in Bridgeview. Fred was a hardworking man, always working to support his family. He worked at numerous jobs, such as Atlin mines in Atlin, BC, Scott Paper in New Westminster, Ocean Cement in New Westminster, IXL Products in Delta and Westroc Gypsum on Annacis Island, where he retired at 65 in 1995. Fred volunteered at the Bridgeview Community Hall where he was president of the Association. Fred enjoyed camping and hunting. He always had a camper or trailer and spent most summers camping with his kids and family. Every summer heading to the Okanagan to buy fruit to can. Fred hunted every year until this past year. Hunting was a favourite pastime for him, filling the freezer with moose and deer to feed his family. Some of Fred’s hunting partners were Pete, Bob, Rod and Connor. Fred’s wife Shirley passed away in 1982, Fred never remarried. He was always there for his family and stayed connected to his four children. Fred loved going to Green Lake at 70 mile. For the past 11 years he spent every opportunity to head to the cabin with family and friends. Fred helped Rod and Colleen work on the cabin and make it a happy place to be…. he loved the cabin. Fred loved to travel and never turned down an opportunity to travel near or far. Some places he visited were all over Canada, Mexico, Disneyland, Miami and Vegas. Fred loved to go “digging” at local thrift stores such as MCC and Sally Ann; where he would always look for a new book to read. The majority of his readings consisted of true, historical novels; such as Canadian Native History as well as Western tales. He also enjoyed going to the swap meet most Sundays. Fred was a kind, gentle man who loved his family and would help them whenever needed. He loved his little grandbabies and was thrilled whenever another one was born. He loved going to watch grandson William at all his sports especially soccer. He even made it 2 weeks ago, despite his pain he was happy watching as William scored so many goals for Papa. Some words shared by Fred’s nephew John Starrett, “He wasn’t rich or famous and many of you never had the good fortune to meet or know him, so let me tell you this…. Fred was a good man, a real good man. He was a hardworking man who gave and gave and gave…. and never asked for anything in return. He was always there for his immediate family and extended family, including my mother, me my brothers and my sisters. He was rock solid, he was a man I highly respected. He was a man I will try to be more like…. Healing tears will flow, but in time they will be replaced with smiles from countless loving memories.” Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Surrey Alliance Church 13474 96 Ave, Surrey, BC. Viewing will be held one hour prior. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.bakerviewcrematorium.com


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