On the morning of November 25, 2018, Fred “Fidi” Levsen left this world to join his wife Marjorie. His passing has left a huge hole in the hearts of the family members he so dearly loved.
Fred is survived by a huge blended family including his sons, Allan (Seema) and Danny; his step children, Linda, Murray, Gail, Victoria, Gwen, and Valerie; his grandchildren, Taylor & Cory, Joe & Tina; great grandchildren, Lacey & Everleigh; as well as his sisters and their families in Germany. He was predeceased by grandchildren, Jamey and Nick.
Fred was born in Germany on March 3rd, 1936; the middle child with two older sisters, Ursel and Ilse, and two younger sisters Christel and Gretel. At the age of 20, knowing only a little English, Fred immigrated to Canada (Edmonton.) He worked odd jobs to make a living until becoming a student at NAIT, obtaining his automotive certificate. Following this, he focused on telecommunications working for AGT and then Edmonton Telephones for the remainder of his working career.
Fred and his best friend Howard were obsessed with flying radio planes and were amongst the founding members of the local flying clubs where their names are still known to the old-timers. Fred was also an avid skier and 60m long jumper, ensuring his two sons participated in the things he loved. Fred’s entire life revolved around outdoor activities, staying fit, swimming, and jogging; Marjorie was a perfect partner as she participated in everything he loved – together.
Over time, his years of staying fit and keeping active was betrayed by Alzheimer’s disease, eventually taking his life. Without a doubt, Fred is flying airplanes, skiing, blowing leaves and spending time with family members up in heaven.