August 7, 1913 – March 16, 2011
Fredric Harold Carruthers passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and caregivers on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the age of 97 years.
Fred was born in Lashburn, SK on August 7, 1913. On the family farm his interest in all things mechanical began. He attended University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. After graduating in 1937, he moved to Toronto to begin his career as a mechanical engineer. In 1938, he married Bernice Lockrey of Saskatoon, SK. They raised their family in Toronto, Stratford and Oak Ridges. In 1952, with his colleague Bruce Quan, he formed the company Quan Carruthers Consulting Engineers. The company soon expanded and became Quan Carruthers King and Quan. In 1977, Bernice and Fred moved to Calgary where Fred opened a branch of QCKQ. Gradually, Fred was affected by memory loss in his seventies and even though his dementia changed our lives forever, he maintained his generous loving spirit. It was a long goodbye. He was granted his wish to donate his body to the medical school at the University of Calgary.
Left to cherish his memory are his five children, Harrold (Greta) of St. Catharines, ON, David (Lorrice) of Sprucedale ON, Janice of Calgary, AB, Peggy (Jim) of Calgary, AB, and Glenn (Karen) of Rosthern, SK; thirteen grandchildren and many great and great great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Bernice in 1984 and his dear grandson Eric in 1997.
A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864 www.ab.lung.ca or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to thank his faithful caregiver, Lovina Armstrong-Owens and the staff of Care West George Boyack for the many years of kind, gentle care.
In living memory of Fredric Carruthers, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences