Fredrick John Patterson, 58, of Wildwood, Alberta passed away on March 6, 2023, with his wife of 31 years, Sandy, at his side.
Born June 10,1964, in Jasper, Alberta, Fred was a son to Carol and Fred Patterson and brother to Deeanna. Fred spent his early days as a drummer in many bands, including This Fear. He later went on to employment with Vincent Henry Systems in Edmonton, then semi-retired and spent summers as the greenskeeper at the Pembina Valley Golf Club in Evansburg. Fred will be missed and remembered by the many lives he touched, and he touched many lives.
Fred loved socializing with friends, riding his Harley, and all-inclusive resorts. He also loved his muscle car and sharing his knowledge of all things automotive, and it broke his heart to trade the Tempest for a tractor. He travelled widely as a drummer and loved sharing stories of his tours. Lately he loved spending time at home on the farm with Sandy and the poodles, Brie and Buddy and driving the tractor.
Memorial donations may be given to the Cross Cancer Institute Alberta Cancer Foundation or other charities of choice in Fred’s memory. Fred’s family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses and all the staff at the Misericordia Community Hospital for all the time they spent with Fred and the compassionate care they gave during the heartrending final moments of Fred’s too-short life.
Fred, everyone you left in this world hates that you are gone but we are so happy that you are out of pain. We will always love and miss you. Godspeed.
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Thank you for your kindness, your kind of kindness lasts a life time . My memories are from so long ago, but vivd. The exasperation and humor you had, trying to teach a nervous girl to drum, in french class no less! The quiet conversations sitting on a swing at Kinsmen park…
I am so sorry this earth has lost another kind soul, and glad to hear you had a wonderful woman to share that kindness. May you rest in peace. My condolences to what must be a special family.
Always stuck to your own stream in high school, no matter what! Treated everybody the same, kindness and acceptance. I know you’ll be missed!
Natalie and Trent
Sandy, we are so saddened at the sudden loss of Fred. We always looked forward to his stories, jokes and contagious laughter. Saturday afternoons in Wildwood won’t be the same without him. Our hearts break with yours.
Kelly Norris Sarno
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What can anyone say over such a loss. You and Sandy were the best people i met when i was just finishing high school. You both shaped my life in profound ways. I laughed the hardest with you both snd appreciated our friendship so much. Terribly mad that we lost touch over the past few years. Still cherish your wedding week in Vegas and was crazy fun it was and how you always showed up when it was needed. Glad my mom invited you both to her Boxing Day parties after i moved out of Edmonton because you were the people I wanted to see. Love you and can’t believe you are gone. Sandy, my heart aches for you. Condolences aren’t enough. Know that you ate in my heart. Call me whenever you need xx.
Kelly Norris Sarno
Dear Fred, I’m so mad at myself for not staying in better touch with you and Sandy. You both made my life so much better. The time you and Mark showed up to help me move with my mom who couldn’t get over how high your mohawk was matched by how funny and sweet you were. I loved your wedding in Vegas, loved hanging at my mom’s Boxing Day parties whenever i can back into town. I’ll miss your smile and your honesty towards everything you approached in life. You enriched everyone’s life in so many ways. I am so glad to have known you and so sad I’ll never get to hug you again xx
Fred: Just heard about this today. I am so sad. You were alot of fun and a great piece of my life. You and Brian meant a lot to me. I will miss you dearly.
Sending all my love and deepest condolences to Sandy + Fred’s family. Though it was a long time since I saw him I have to say….Fred was such a great guy, great dummer and had a great way of living life. Tears.
Busts my heart up to hear this. So I’ll hold high the times we played music together & laughs we shared.
Gerlind und Hans zum Hingst
Dear Fred, we can’t believe we can’t hear you laughing and playing the drums anymore. We can’t believe that we can no longer admire your dear lovely mischievous face, your tender shy stroking of Sandy’s or dog hair and that we can no longer taste your wonderful grilled dishes. But we will never forget all this. We will never forget walking with you and Sandy through the woods, discussing in friendship and trying to save the world… Dear Fred, you are forever in our hearts. We miss you.
Thank you for letting us know and love you! Gerlind and Hans
The man was a total sweetheart. A mensch among mere men. A warrior-poet-farmer and a midnight toker. He was the rockstar we all wanted to be, and he was the catalyst for chaos and the cool head prevailing….all wrapped up in one walking contradiction.
One of the good ones.
Ride on, Brother.
I am hard pressed to to remember any moments with Fred that were not full of life. His enthusiasm and desire to live every moment fully, elevated every social interaction he was a part of.
He lived his life on his terms and loved his soul mate with full presence. A beautiful reminder of what humanity should relentlessly and unapologetically strive for.
I am filled with gratitude for how his presence challenged us to live our lives.
Vaya con dios Fred…
You were 16 when you came into our lives and you were like a brother. There were so many wonderful times together, living by Bonnie Doon, the antics you and Brian would get into, the music whether it would be playing in a club, park, with the Edmonton Sympathy or in your basement banging away on the drums! Holidays together – White Fish with you, Sandy, the dog, Brian and Anna was so much fun! Fred you were one in a million and you will be missed. Thank you for gracing us with your essence and we will cherish you in our hearts. Sandy, our love and condolences go out to you. May you rest in peace loveable Fred! Blessings to all xo
All though my time with you was short I remember fondly are talks&updates about what was going on in our lives:)you Always had a smile for me&welconing pressance. Fred you’ll be Missed by Many who you’ve touched our hearts Sandy & Family
I’m so Very Sorry for your Loss & my thoughts are with you daily during this so very difficult time – your such a very special and loving lady -Anything you need Please call
My misspent youth would not have been the same with out Fred being a part of it. Thank you for all the hilarity and kindness you showed me over the years. I will cherish the memories forever. Blessed be,.
Wendy and Gary Poseluzny
Fred, we will miss you silly antics and hallarious stories. You were a super neat fella and I glad we had some gut wrenching laughter when you thought you were on our cameras. We were blessed to have crossed paths and make some trades and memories we will hold closed for the rest of our lives . We will miss you and be there for sandy .xxoo
Although our time knowing Fred was brief we think of that time fondly. The opportunity to share music is one we will always cherish. Each time we pull out old recording sessions wevthink if Fred and Sandy. Sandy our thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember my time at Bilingual Montessori with you equally fondly. Thanks for the memories.