Fred Levsen

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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.

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Family Levsen- Hartmann

We are so deeply sad about Fidis passing. We remember him as a friendly, warmly brother from Gretel, and a joyful uncle to us. It was so nice to have met him, and to see that he had the chance to live his dreams.
Our thoughts are with the whole family and we are so deeply sorry for your loss.
We send you our love from Germany.

Little sister Gretel, nephew Arne with Claudia, Janet and Charlene from Buxtehude

Ilse + Hubert Prang

When Fidi left Germany, this country was looking like Syria now…
He left to find work and a better life in Canada (like many people did in those times)
Our parents and the sisters didn’t know whether we would see him again in life. Telephon-calls were very expensive.

Things changed to a better world.

We visited each other several times and could see, how happy he was with all of the family.

Our thanks and condolences to Allen, Seema, Danny and the family.

Ilse, Hubert and family

Valerie Gough

It is with a heavy heart that we must say good bye to Fred. My memories of Fred will always be the softer side when he would rock our daughter to sleep for hours in the evening or taking our son flying. He will be missed.
Our deepest condolences go to Allan, Danny,and extended family, we share in your sadness.

D’Arcy, Valerie and family

Gwen and Pat

We are both shocked and deeply saddened by Freds passing. We have many memories of sitting all together (Fred, Mom, Pat and I) visiting on their patio outside in Kelowna. We sincerely miss being able to do that. These are beautiful memories and will be cherished forever. Thank you for the gift. ♥️

Gwen and Pat

We are both shocked and deeply saddened by Freds passing. We have many memories of sitting all together (Fred, Mom, Pat and I) visiting on their patio outside in Kelowna. We sincerely miss being able to do that. These are beautiful memories and will be cherished forever. Thank you for the gift.

Gail Krislock

Allan and Danny, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. I am sure mom was there to meet and guide him peacefully home. My sympathies extend to sisters, grandchildren,extended family and all those that loved him

Rene and Linda Hantelmann

So sad and sorry that Fred has left us. We remember his market and political views creating interesting conversations on the patio deck in Kelowna. He was admired for his hard work ethic, his keenness to fix things and yard work, and his commitment to fitness at the H20 Centre. Our condolences to Allan and Danny and extended family.

Linda and Rene Hantelmann

Vicki Riddle

My heart hurts. I miss Mom and Fred.
My deepest condolences for Allan and Danny and for the large extended family that Fred was an important part of.

Vicki Riddle

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