Fred Y. Walters, Jr. passed away on October 19, 2011 at Cascade Hospice, Chilliwack BC at the age of 82 years.

Fred was born in New York City. He was the only child of Fred and Annie Walters. His early years were spent in Europe where the family lived in Madrid and Paris. He graduated from McGill University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. For many years he worked for Hoskins Alloys in Toronto as plant manager. His ability to design machinery was highly regarded within the wire production industry. Later his proficiency in several languages lead to his work in the export field and he travelled frequently to Europe and Asia.

During these years in Ontario, Fred enjoyed spending time at the family’s farm in Orangeville and going on his annual canoe trips into Algonquin Park.

Fred and Cleo retired to Chilliwack in 1997 to be closer to their children. Fred was a member of the Probus Club of Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Garden Club.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Quentin Smith for his care and also the staff at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack.

Fred will be sadly missed by his wife Cleo; children: Janet of Chilliwack, Philip (Sandra) of Surrey, Rosanne (Bert) of Gabriola Is., and Alexander (Heather) of Langley; grandchildren: Robyn, Alex, Heather, Harry, Kathryn, Sarah, Sophia, and Kyle.

A Memorial Tea for family and friends to drop by and visit will be held on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack BC. Memorial Donations may be made in Fred’s name to Chilliwack Hospice Society, 45360 Hodgins Ave., Chilliwack BC V2P 1P5.

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