Frederickwas born February 2, 1935 the younger son of Marion and Peter Westerson of Calgary. He was born an athlete, swimmer, diver and gymnast competing for the Calgary YBCA. He played hockey, baseball, basketcall and curled. At age 19 Fred joined the RCMP retiring as Staff Sergeant after 25 yrs. He was stationed in Saskatchewan, the Yukon and spent 21 years in Manitoba. In each posting, Fred lived out his belief that a police officer's best work is done through active involvement in the community--valuing the connections made with the people he served at hockey practice, the motorcycle club, at the school concert, or cheering on the little leaguers. He enjoyed a second career as a fire investigator for the Province of Alberta. Fred was at his best as a Dad and Grandpa and passed on a rich legacy of parenting skills to his two sons. With a great zest for life, Fred enjoyed a good laugh, never missed a chance to rib someone, was always on the move or always fixing something. He passed away at the St. Michael's Health Centre, Palliative Care in Lethbridge, Alberta, August 13, 2007 at the age of 72. He married Patricia Hartt January 10, 1959 in Whitehorse, Yukon. He was cremated and his ashed were put in the RCMP Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB Children of Frederick & Patricia (Hartt) Westerson: Conrad Derrick, Darin Carleton
Courtesy: Patricia Westerson
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