Fred Graham will be remembered as a man of many words. He loved to tell a story! His bravery through his ill health is to be admired.
Family and friends were dear to his heart. He appreciated their support. Fred lived his newly found faith and passed into Heaven on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 3:00 am. He said, “I am ready to go – please take me home”.
Fred was born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan on September 2, 1944. He leaves to honour his memory, his wife Donna, his son Rob; his grandchildren Kensington and Dallin and their mother Robyn, of Cranbrook; his sister Odiele (Dick) Haywood, of Chilliwack and brother Campbell (Sandra) Graham, of Edmonton; the son of his late brother Bob, Lorne Graham, of Edmonton; nephews Doug and David Graham; nieces Wendy, Sandra, Michelle and Julie; stepchildren Graham Tuson, of Vancouver and Marian Tuson of Cranbrook; granddaughters Kooper and Anysha and their mother Jen, of Vancouver; granddaughter Amanda and grandson Brandon Arnett, both of Cranbrook; parents-in-law, Millie and Frank McAleer and brother-in-law John McAleer (Karen), of Calgary; sister-in-law Susan Belkie (Mark), of Calgary; dear friends Jerry and Berit Macdonald and Rocko and Denise Potorti. He was predeceased by his father Carl and his mother Amy; his sisters Donna and Val, and his dear brother Robert.
Fred enjoyed the friendships he made in Kinsman and Rotary, also those of his fellow realtors and church.
A visitation for Fred was held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at McPherson’s Funeral Home in Cranbrook. His Interment was held prior to the memorial service in Ft. Steele Cemetery on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Fred’s memorial service was held at the Cranbrook Alliance Church following the Interment with Cyril Marlatt officiating at 1:00 pm with a luncheon following the service.