Frederick William Hoath was predeceased by his parents Fred and Isobel and his son Lyle. Fred will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Ruth, daughters Colleen (Michael) Novocosky and Catrina and his grandchildren Ben and Ruby. Also left to mourn his passing are; siblings Larry, Ron (Susan) and Phyllis (Al) Johnson.
Fred was born in Fernie and grew up on the family farm at the foot of Fernie Mountain were he learned to love the great outdoors. He spent his working life as a logger, certified welder and finally a heavy equipment operator at Teck – Greenhills. Fred was an active member of his community being the “Griz” in 1979 and 1980, he was a member of the Fernie Legion and Men’s Dart League. He is most famous for running the Fernie Toy Run for 10 years which raised money and toys to donate to the Salvation Army for needy children. Over the 10 years that Fred was involved in the annual toy run the group raised over $30, 000.00. Fred loved his Harley and camping at Koocanusa with his family and friends. He lost his brief battle with cancer on March 2, 2012 with his wife and daughters at his side. Fred will be loved and missed by all who know him. A Memorial Service was held on March 7, 2012 at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel”. Memorial donations may be made in Fred’s name to The Children’s Wish Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.