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With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Fred on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. Born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan on July 13, 1940, Fred was quick to laugh and smile whenever a friend approached. Loving husband of 22 years to Arlene Quinn.  Cherished Father to Lana, Scott and Lorraine.  Proud Grandpa of Steven, Scott, Mark, Mitchell, Katharine, Kyla and Megan.  Predeceased by Baby Adam (1994).  Lovingly remembered by Arlene’s son Brendan, daughter Lesley, her husband Chris and their children Peter and Zoey.  Dear brother to Keith and his wife Ann of Victoria, BC, Ron and his wife Helene of Edmonton, AB and Arlene’s brother Randy Litchfield and his wife Jane of Guelph, ON.  Predeceased by Arlene’s brother Dennis Litchfield (2013). His laughter, love of life and courageous spirit was inspirational and will be dearly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at the Guelph Arboretum, University of Guelph, College Avenue East,  from 2-4 p.m. on Friday August 26th with a celebration in Fred’s honour at 4 p.m. and a reception following. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the Oncology Staff at Guelph General and Grand River Hospitals, especially Dr. Robinson and Dr. Kuk.  Exceptional thanks to Mike and Amanda who brought comfort and calmness to all, the Bayshore Staff, and many others who supported Fred and his family through this journey and his wish to remain at home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Foundation of the Guelph General Hospital or Grand River Hospital would be appreciated.  Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements entrusted to Gilchrist Chapel McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, 1 Delhi Street, Guelph, N1E 4J3 (519-824-0031).  We invite you to leave your condolences and donations online at

Forever Loved