|Husband of Patricia Hartt
Frederick Westerson, beloved husband of Pat (Hartt) Westerson, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care on Monday, August 13, 2007 at the age of 72 years.
He was a loving father of Conrad (Lori) of Lethbridge and Darrin (Debbie) of Lethbridge and the cherished grandfather of Ryan, Shaun, Shaelin, Dylan and Jolane of Lethbridge. He is also survived by one brother Robert (Lucille) Rimbey, one sister, Rev. Florence McDonald of Calgary, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Donna Hartt of Fredericton Junction and their family and sister-in-law Sandra Hartt of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was predeceased by one sister Jean Oliver of Calgary.
Fred was the younger son of Marion and Peter Westerson of Calgary. A born athlete, red was a swimmer, diver and gymnast competing for the Calgary YBCA. He played hockey, baseball, basketball and curled. At 19 Fred joined the RCMP, retiring as Staff Sergeant after 25 years. 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, in 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 sons. With a great zest for life, Fred enjoyed a good laugh, never missed a chance to rib someone and was always on the move or always fixing something. Fred will live in us in a twinkle of an eye, a shared smile and lightness of heart that makes us better for having known and loved him.
Heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Care team and to the staff of the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre. To the Care workers of Lethbridge Family Services and RN’s and LPN’s from Lethbridge Homecare. Fred would not have been able to spend his last 5 weeks at home without your capable care.
A Remembrance was held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, Lethbridge on Friday, August 17th at 1:00 p.m. In memory of Fred, donations were made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Taken from the Rural Edition October, 2007 Fredericton Junction, N.B.