CHRISTINK Frederick. Mr. Frederick Earl Christink late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on February 27, 2012 at the age of 86 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. He is survived by Myra (Charlie) Jessie of Pangman, SK, Marilyn (Clarence) Hahn of Abbotsford, BC, Christine (Brook) Hubbard of Edmonton, AB, Sharon (Doug) Howard of Westlock, AB, Glenda Sebastian of Westbank, BC, Donald (Anne-Marie) Christink of Abbotsford, BC and Heather Christink of Edmonton, AB. He had 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Frieda Christink in 1984. Fred loved hunting, fishing and camping and he also loved his family. He joined the military in 1939 in Winnipeg, MB with the Cameron Highlander Basic Training in Vernon, BC. He went overseas to England and then to Holland and took part in Operation Market Garden where he was wounded. He stayed and served until the end of the war in 1945. After the war, Fred returned to Sioux-Lookout, ON, where he guided hunters and fishermen. He started working for CNR in the car shop in Sioux-Lookout in 1953 and was later transferred to Melville, SK where he became a conductor. He later became a brake man and retired 33 years later in 1984. Donations may be made to the Lung Association and Cancer Society.
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