Frederick (Fred) Krien passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at the age of 78 years.
Fred was born in Russia on January 12, 1926 and grew up on a farm near Leader, SK where he developed a keen interest in mechanics. He went on to build, by hand, the machines to run Krico Manufacturing, where he could be found until 2000. Fred was a lighthouse for his family and friends – a steady beacon who could be relied upon for guidance in rough waters and was always there when he was needed. He was an avid golfer, had a keen interest in politics, a passion for all things mechanical, and a deep love of animals. Fred was a quick wit who had a comeback suitable for every occasion and could swear in many languages.
Left behind to remember him are his beloved children, Patricia Dunford (Greg Pawluk) and John Krien (Kristi Berlin); his siblings, Bill, Matilda (Oscar) and Lydia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friend Helga Zabbee, who came to him late in life to put a sparkle in his eye and a spring in his step.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, June 21, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #105, 7500 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0L9 Telephone: (403) 266-0620.
In living memory of Fred Krien, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences