September 23, 1924 – Kirriemuir, Alberta
January 30, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Frederick James Evashkevich was born in Kirriemuir, Alberta on September 23, 1924 and passed away peacefully at the age of 90, surrounded by his immediate family on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Foothills Medical Centre.
Fred was the tenth child of fourteen children of whom there are four children remaining: Toots (AM), Anne (Ken), Mary (Albert), Paul (Coreen), and sister-in-law Dorothy (Frank).
Fred is survived by his loving wife Pauline of thirty-eight years; sons, Jim (Trish), Chuck (Marcine) and Brian; daughter Patti (Neil); and step-children, Dana, Danny, Paula (Brad). Fred loved his many grandchildren, Jennifer, Jaime (Darrin), Grant (Kelly), Melissa (Corey) and Danielle (Rob), Kristopher, Sarah (Henry) and Kelsea, Jessica and John (Alex), and Kiara and Kayleb. Fred was always happy to have visits with his great-grandchildren: David and Madison, Gavin and Shelby, Greyson and Hunter, and Isaiah.
Fred was pre-deceased by his father Alexander and his mother Anna; five brothers, Charlie (Nora), Bill (Alice), Joe, Alex, and Frank (Elsie); and four sisters, Caroline (Vic), Lillian (Al), Rosie (George), and Martha.
Fred loved his life on the ranch and enjoyed many years tending to his cattle, riding his horse Trigger and growing his crops at Grassy Island Ranch. Fred was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge and was also an avid hunter. A special remembrance was hosting a goose hunting party at his ranch for the Governor General, His Excellency Roland Michener.
A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
In living memory of Frederick Evashkevich, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.
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