Fred Leroy Judin was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan on May 4, 1932. He was taken by the Lord, his Comforter, on the morning of September 20, 2018 at the High River Hospital.
Fred often reminisced about his youth and told stories of attending school in a one room school house with his two sisters and trapping as a young boy growing up on the farm. Fred’s family was of the upmost importance. He was known to his children as the strict, yet fun-loving man; many knew him as the story-teller or the jokester. Fred’s work ethic was unsurpassed, a trait that he passed on to all his children. He was a man of many traits and abilities, who had that “can do attitude” and was never afraid to take on projects that others would hire someone else to do, including building the family home. He was proud to say he ever only hired one repairperson having done all maintenance himself. Fred was a farmer on the acreage who wore business suits to work as the manager of the Lloydminster Clinic. He coached and refereed hockey, held interests in genealogy and Model T’s, woodworking and horses. Fred helped band Peregrine Falcons on the South Saskatchewan River and taught Leadership speech courses and even acted in plays.
Fred glowed when describing meeting the love of his life, Ruby and was an example to all through his 61 years of marriage and the raising of six children. Together they were consistently involved in the church, community and with family and friends. They developed friendships with many that crossed their path in life through the church, housesitting, caregiving and travelling.
Fred’s warm and friendly persona was present to the end as he created smiles at the retirement home and hospital. He led a full life with many years of experiences and blessings and was loved by all that had the privilege to know him. He recently said that, “I can smile and know that through much of my life, one of the attributes that helped me through all of it, was humor.” We smile as we lovingly remember you.
Fred was predeceased by his wife, Ruby, son Dan (Jennifer) and sister Kay (Harold).
He leaves to mourn: daughters Lorrie (Ric) Morales; Karen (Lyle) Corpe; Peggy Greenfield; sons Tim and Jason (Anne) and his grandsons, Drawsen, Darren, Joshua, Tyrone, Evan, Connor, Lucas and Cody and his granddaughters, Meghan, Shae and Meredith, as well as seven great grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his sister Muriel and countless relatives and friends from many walks of life.
A Graveside Service will be held at South Haven Cemetery, 5004 Meridian St NW, Edmonton, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm.
Memorial donations, in Fred’s Memory, may be made to: Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories 308, 14925 – 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5M 2P6