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HOBDAY, Frederick M

July 3, 1949 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
January 27, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Fred Hobday of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the age of 69 years.

Fred was proud to be born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He moved to Calgary after finishing university to pursue his forty-five year career as a Chartered Accountant. He loved playing hockey, and enjoyed wine making, golf, and crossword puzzles. He cherished spending time with his family at home, and always looked forward to family gatherings at Buffalo Pound Lake and the annual hunting trip with his brothers.

Fred enjoyed serving his community and gave his time to several organizations. He was a long-time member of Stampede City Kinsmen, was a board member of the Calgary Old-Time Hockey Players Association, and along with his brother Ken, was dedicated to running the Rangeland Hockey League for nearly four decades. He spent much of his spare time pursuing his love of hockey, playing as often as possible and organizing ice times for Summer Hockey and Sunday Hockey.

Fred is survived by his loving wife and best buddy of thirty nine years, Cathy Hobday; his two daughters, Elizabeth and Katie of Calgary, AB; and his siblings, Ed (Colleen) of Saskatoon, SK, Ken (Louise) of Calgary, AB, Cecil (Inger) of Nanaimo, BC, Muriel (Clive) of Moose Jaw, SK, Joyce (Ivan) of Meacham, SK, and Jean of Moose Jaw, SK, as well as many extended family members and close friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Thank you to the staff of Sarcee Hospice for the wonderful care, compassion, and support they provided to Fred and his family. Memorial donations in Fred’s honour can be made to the charity of your choice, along with a stop at your favourite watering hole for a toast to the loving memory of Fred.

In living memory of Fred Hobday, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. For whom the bell tolls
    His time has come
    His life on earth is surely done
    To a better place he’ll hopefully go
    Some of us wish some of us know

    Till we meet again Freddy

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  2. Rest in peace Fred, you were a great Friend, Husband, Father, Kinsman and accountant, I’ll miss you.

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  3. Cathy and family
    Our hearts are breaking for you with the loss of Freddy. We will always have fond memories of the years we spent together as part of the Rangland crew. We always felt so welcome by all the Hobdays and will carry these memories forward. Fred was a very nice man.
    Bruce and Jo-Ann Bailey

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  4. Hi Cathy Just wanted to let you and your family know that I thought Fred was just one of those good guys that the world needs more of………….regards gary ayley

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  5. Cathy & Family

    Our sincere sympathy to you and the Family. Fred will be missed by all. He truly loved life.

    SAIT’s ALIVE (The Association of Retired and Former SAIT employees and their spouses)

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  6. Marilynn & Al Sander

    Dear Cathy and girls

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time of Fred’s passing. He gallantly braved his illness but now he is at peace.

    with hugs,
    Marilynn & Al

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  7. Richard Robert Farrell

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

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  8. Hobday families,
    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Fred. He was a ton of fun in the dressing room and on the ice. He will be missed greatly.
    May he Rest In Peace.

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  9. Sherri Petricevic

    Liz, Katie and Cathy,
    Words can’t express the love and sympathy I hold for you all at this difficult time. Liz told me so much about the love and support you constantly provided one another and I can truly say I’ve never known a family more close and dedicated as yours. All my heartfelt love and condolences to each of you during this difficult time.

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  10. Dwight Carpentier

    I knew Fred as a young boy and met him later as a young man when he moved to Calgary… I was saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Fred was always a fun loving guy and I hung out with his brothers Ed and Ken….you will be missed by all your friends and family… I hope there is a good game of hockey going on in heaven ….all the best Dwight Carpentier and Heather Carpentier

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  11. Marc & Rose Beauchemin

    Cathy, Liz & Katie
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by your many prrecious memories of Freddy. He will always be in your hearts.

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  12. Cathy and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Carrie

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  13. John Knowles & Caroline Hamill

    Hi Cathy & Family
    We are saddened by Fred’s passing. I personally have very fond memories of Fred, he was alway upbeat, even through these past 2 years. I will always remember him with his wine in a teapot when we went to dinner with you both in Chinatown. He was a very special person who will be missed by many people.
    Thinking of you all at this very sad time.
    John & Caroline

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  14. Cathy and family
    We were so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing and hope that all of the wonderful family memories you have and the times that you shared will be treasured forever.
    Peggy Noble & Sam McWhirter

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  15. My dear Cathy and family,
    I was SO sorry to read this news. I know through our many conversations in the past that the two of you were truly partners in every way and shared your love for each other and for your daughters and that you valued family, friends and community. My heart is full of compassion and sympathy for you and your loved ones.
    Catherine

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  16. I just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you today Cathy. My most sincere sympathies go out to you and your family. I know your husband will truly be missed.

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  17. Dear Cathy, Liz & Katie,
    What a great picture you chose for the obit, it looks as if it proceeded one of Fred’s great laughs! I’ll miss that most. Our sincere condolences,
    Dan and Debbie Temple

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  18. Margaret & Glen Barnes Tamara Matijevich (Barnes)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

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  19. Glenn Schneider

    My condolences to the family. I was lucky enough to play a few years of Sundays at Shouldice with a great group of guys, and at the heart of it all was Fred. He was always in good cheer and as nice a guy as you’d want to meet. Rest in Peace Fred.

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  20. Our sincere condolences to the Hobday Family. Freddy will missed enormously by everyone who knew him. A greater person you will not find. Our pleasure to have know him.

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  21. Clark & Arlene Fowler

    Cathy & Girls (now young ladies since we last saw you in the Kin Kids days – seems like yesterday), so many emotions but obviously my and Arlene’s thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. So many memories of Freddy during the Kin years, his big smile and his from the belly laugh, just the sheer enjoyment of having been able to be with him in the company of the Kin Krazies in the heyday of the late 70’s & 80’s. While we didn’t see Freddy much in recent years, the memories live on; I know they will for you as well. He was such a great guy in so many ways, we will all miss him dearly.

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  22. My condolences to the family on your loss and to the extended hockey community on the loss of leadership.

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  23. Cathy, we were very saddened for you loss. Much too young and full of so much love of living and all the different ambitions he managed to enjoy! We hope you and your family will heal as quickly as possible.
    Nelda and Malcolm

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  24. Linda Spath Kelli Payne

    Dear Katie,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Fred was very fortunate to have such a wonderful wife and daughters to support him in his life. It was great to be able to meet him and your family on your family marathon outings. You have a special family.
    We are thinking of you all with our deepest sympathy.

    Linda and Kelli

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  25. Dear Cathy, Elizabeth, and Kate,

    We are very saddened by your loss of Fred, your wonderful husband and dad. We hope that the love that you share as a family and reflections of your special times together will support you on your journey forward.

    Joan & Ken Newman

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  26. Brent and Pat Bisson

    It’s always sad to see a great human being pass away at a young age. Fred was one of those. However, he lived a great life and will be sincerely missed.

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  27. Sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I remember him while growing up in Moose Jaw. My condolences to the family. May he RIP.

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  28. Brenda & Ed Dewar

    Especially to Cathy, Katie and Elizabeth:
    HUGS galore, cups of tea and glasses of bubbly if we could only be nearer right now!
    Best wishes as you adjust to all the changes this brings to your lives,
    Peace, love, and a gradual return to joy! Brenda & Ed
    PS Delighted to hear of the tree being planted in Fish Creek Park. We spent many hours there in Jan of 2015.

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  29. How special it was to have Freddie attend the K40 Christmas party this past Dec. It was great to see both of you there. His strength was amazing. He will be missed by many including his Kin Friends and fellows. Our deepest condolences to you Kathy and the family.
    Steve Beaudoin and Cheryl Worthy

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  30. Our thoughts are with Cathy and the girls and with our dear friends Ken and Louise.
    We will always remember Freddie’s good humor and belly laugh. He was always up for a good time.
    Sincere condolences
    Maura and Barry Swan

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  31. our condolences to Fred’s family. He was a wonderful man with a big heart who loved the sport of hockey. I will always remember the games with Freddie and Kennie but mostly i will remember the times after when we talked about the important things in life. He will be missed dearly

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  32. Kyle Severson and family

    Our deepest condolences to the whole of the Hobday family.

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  33. Cathy and family
    Thinking of you in your loss.May the memories you shared with Fred help you through this sad time
    Al and Donna Black

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  34. I was saddened to learn of Fred’s passing. Fred was an honest, down-to-earth person. I am honoured to have known him and he leaves me with many great memories. My deepest sympathy to Cathy, Elizabeth, and Katie, to his siblings, and all his extended family.

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  35. Cathy,
    Fred was a wonderful colleague, who was always cheerful and willing to do whatever needed done. He was a tremendous assistance to me. I was very sorry to learn of his passing. I know how much you and the girls loved him and wish you all the fondest of memories.

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  36. Dear Cathy. I just heard about Fred’s passing. I’m so so sorry for your loss. Be well, my friend. Hugs to you and the family. —

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  37. Peter Risdahl

    Dear Cathy,
    I heard of your loss from Marilynn’s posting. My condolences and understanding for a long hard road. Fred and yourself have been very generous with our SAIT’s Alive group. I hope to see you soon.

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  38. I worked with Fred at PW some over 40 years ago And will always remember him for his infectious laugh. Godspeed my friend

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