Charles Frederick Booth, 72, of Atikokan, Ont., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 after a brief illness.
Fred was born Sept. 15, 1938 in Lash Township, Ont. to Martin and Hazel Booth.
He moved to Atikokan in his late 20s and continued on with his mechanical profession at Caland Ore and the Ministry of Natural Resources.
He was married for 18 years to Betty Anderson and had four children.
He spent his early childhood in Emo, Ont. He then relocated to Fort Frances, Ont., where he pursued an automotive apprenticeship. He always was open to lending a helping hand or words of automotive wisdom to anyone in need.
Fred had a good eye with attention to detail. This was displayed through his woodworking, photography, gardening, and landscaping.
He also was ahead of his time in regards to conservation and recycling. As well, he enjoyed travelling, whether to visit family and friends or backpacking around Europe.
Fred enjoyed a healthy lifestyle. He had a passion for exercise and nutrition.
He was predeceased by his parents, Martin in 2005 and Hazel in 1998; and siblings; Bob in 2005 and Sharon in 2005.
He leaves behind his best friend and companion, Sylvia McLellan (Larocque). He also will be sadly missed by his children, Cheryl (Carey), Sandra, Christine (Jason), and Jeffery (Tina), and six grandchildren, Austin, Meghan, Paige, Jeremy, Liam, and Abigail.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Atikokan, with Rev. Keith Blom officiating.
Interment will take place in Burriss Cemetery in Burriss, Ont. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Alzheimer’s Society, or the Canadian Cancer Society c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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