May 19, 1911 – Colfax, Washington
November 15, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Fred Gossett, beloved husband of the late Hazel Irene Gossett (nee Knupp) of Calgary, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the age of 102 years.
At the age of six years Fred moved to Canada with his family where they homesteaded in Kirkaldy (Vulcan), AB. He met his future wife in High River. Following their marriage they moved to Okotoks and soon after they moved to Calgary. Throughout his working career, Fred was a restaurateur, mechanic, machinist, truck driver and owner of Gossett and Sons Transport. He was vice president of Kingsway Transport, on the board of directors for Canada Steamship Lines, and president of Prairie Mountain Pacific Transport. In retirement Fred became a rancher in the Cochrane area. He was an avid curler and enjoyed many sports and the rodeo. Fred was a member of Canyon Meadows Golf Club, the Glencoe Club, the Calgary Gyro Club, the Alberta Motor Transport Association, and honourary member of the American Trucking Association.
Fred will be lovingly remembered by his two sons Gordon (Diane) and Norm (Marilyn); his six grandchildren, Calvin Gossett (Shirley), Janet Bradshaw, Jill Johnsgaard (Wayne), Cary Gossett (John), Tracey Jessey (Dave) and Trish Stiles (John); sixteen great-grandchildren; Travis, Chanelle, Matt and John Bradshaw, Kayla Tate, Colton Gossett, Chadwick Gossett, Nicole and Christopher Gossett, Jordan and Josh Johnsgaard, Madison Pedersen and her father Dan, Brittany and Tarri Jessey, Brayden Beckley and Brooklyn Stiles. Fred was predeceased by his wife of seventy-seven years Hazel Gossett in June 2011; his parents Elihu and Ada Gossett; a brother Lee Gossett; two sisters Mabel and Irene; and his granddaughter Tarri Pedersen.
A Celebration of Fred’s life will be held at Living Spirit United Church (629 – 49th Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to all the staff on the Parkview Unit at the Bethany Care Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Foundation, #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.
In living memory of Fred Gossett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences