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Wilmot – Fred

Fred, beloved husband of Carol, passed away in Calgary on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the age of 82. In addition to his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Fred is remembered by three sons and one daughter: Harry Wilmot (Wendy Best) Michael Wilmot, Marshall Wilmot (Carol Wilmot), Susan Wilmot (Wesley Lafortune). Fred is also remembered by his four grandchildren: Scott Wilmot, Leah Wilmot, Claire Wilmot, Lauren Wilmot. He is also survived by his two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law: Bevans Giles of England, Brooks Giles of Honduras, Jennifer Giles of Ottawa. Fred was born in Calgary, Alberta on April 15th, 1927. He attended Western Canada High School and McGill University. He was a gifted athlete and an avid outdoorsman. In Calgary he played football for the West End Tornadoes and the 1948 Grey Cup Champion Stampeders. He then enrolled at McGill University in Montreal where he studied business and played football with the McGill Redmen. Fred graduated in 1954 with a bachelor of commerce degree. He embarked on a long and successful business career in the construction industry before becoming the managing director of Kananaskis Country; retiring from that position in 1994. He also actively participated in many volunteer and community activities in Calgary. Fred was a man of quick wit and humour. His greatest passion in life was his wife Carol and time spent with his children, grandchildren and a devoted circle of friends. Appreciation goes to friends, caregivers and Dr. Stephen O’Keefe. Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. In living memory of Fred Wilmot, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Harry,
    My condolences. Your father was a good man.
    Doug Rae

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  2. Robin and Bev Lafortune :

    Sue,
    Our thoughts are with you and your Family. May all the wonderful memories of your Dad warm your heart.
    Robin & Bev

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  3. Kate & Fred Valentine :

    Dear Carol,
    Please accept our sympathy and support at this sad time. Fred was an inspiration to many of my generation, a gentle man, interested and enthusiastic about all that life offered. He surely is in God’s good hands now.
    Sincerely,
    Fred Valentine

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  4. Rosemary a. Joy :

    Dear Carol,
    I was so sorry to read the sad news about Fred this morning.
    In sorrow we remember the special times of the past, the summer evenings at Stone House Point, enjoying all our frinds who had cottages there, especially your parents and siblings.
    It was a long time ago but the memories are precious.
    I will keep you in my prayers.
    Affectionately, “Rusty” O’Reilly Joy.

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  5. Liz & Vance Ward :

    Dear Carol,

    Vance and I want to tell you how very sorry we were to hear of Freddie’s death. Great to hear you had 57 good years of marriage and family. We remember vividly your wedding…

    Please give your family our condolences.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Liz (Gareau)

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  6. Sean Lafortune :

    Sue,

    I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know Fred will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Sean

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  7. Carrie and Ross :

    SusieQ,
    I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please know that I am thinking about you and your family as you go through this journey. I have so many fond memories of Fred while we were growing up and know that he will be dearly missed.

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  8. David Ashworth :

    As a McGill student(BA’53)and loyal supporter of the Redmen; I remember the excitement generated when Coach Obeck brought in Fred, Harry Irving and Baldy Tomlinson from the West. Now we had something to cheer about and to help us forget Dr. Roscoe’s edict against cheerleaderettes. I remember Carol and Bevans as casual friends (our fathers were competitors in the Textile business). Please forgive my indulging in some memories and accept my condolences.

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  9. Brenda Jennings :

    Carol, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. I never had the chance to tell you while we were swimming together, but my husband and I were at the Stampeder game when they honored your husband. I got goose pimples during the standing ovation. Who would have thought that a few years later, I would get to know and respect the wife of this man. It always amazes me that people’s lives touch and intersect in ways we can’t predict. You must have wonderful memories of your life with Fred. Take care and hope to see you back in the pool soon.
    Brenda Jennings

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  10. Shauna Mallory-Hill :

    Dear Carol,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Mom and Dad were so close to you both over the many years that it was natural for me to call you “Uncle” and “Auntie.” So many happy adventures and all the laughs were shared over the years. I personally remember the ski trips, but there were also the stories from 25 years of Florida trips you did with Mom and Dad. I think there was a few hunting trip “adventures” in there too somewhere. I thought Uncle Freddy had such a great sense of humour and zest for life. We are all so sad to hear the news. A big hug from us…
    Shaun & Shauna (Winnipeg)

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  11. Dear Carol,

    I was so sorry to read of your husband’s passing. I will be praying for you in this very sad and difficult time.

    Mary Bradley

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  12. Carol and Harry: Just want you to know I share your sorrow. I’m sure you have a myriad of happy memories to support you at this sad time and for years to come. My thoughts go back to happy days when Harry and Bruce were young and carefree and launching rockets on Brodylo’s farm. Take care. Bev Newmarch and Bruce.

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  13. BETTY@FRANK GARNETT :

    Carol and family —
    Sorry to learn of Fred’s passing. Although our paths have not crossed in many years we still remember with
    fondness our families playing together.
    Best regards.
    Betty and Frank Garnett — Victoria B.C

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  14. Harry, Mrs Wilmot and Family,

    I was so sad to hear of Mr. Wilmot’s passing. Although it has been many years, I will always remember the many times I spent with your family. I hope the memories of your time together will help ease this very difficult time. My thoughts are with all of you.

    Greg Garnett
    Victoria, BC

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  15. What a wonderful childhood to have the pleasure of spending so much time with the marvelous Wilmot clan. My condolences at the loss of the leader of the cherished pack.

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  16. Shirley (Draper) Jamieson :

    It’s late – but I wanted you to know how very sorry I am to hear about Fred.

    My memories go back from before any of us were married, and you and Marge came into town with him on the Stampede train – to some laughs at Kootenay Lake when he burned his feet water-skiing years later.

    At this sad time, you and your family have my deepest sympathy.

    Sincerely,

    Shirley Jamieson
    9712 – 148 Street
    Edmonton, AB T5N 3E6

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