When we were at Spring Fling on the weekend we heard the sad new that Fred Meyer died last week. Our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time. Fred was an enthusiastic and long-time member of our club and could be seen at many of our driving events in recent years testing his TR7 and Spitfire to the limit with his wife Siggy at his side. Shown below is Fred’s obituary and to celebrate Fred’s the family has asked that we have a drive-by of Triumphs. We’re not sure of the details yet other than it will be on the weekend of 18th June. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend as I’ll be away but we will advise you of details when they are available. Here’s Fred’s obituary.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Father, Fred. After receiving prompt and skilled intervention at Trillium Hospital following a heart attack last week, he unfortunately later passed suddenly, while in the care of OTMH.
Our Dad, Opa to his nine Grandchildren and great Grandchild, was an amazing man! He was a pillar of strength throughout his life, always ready to lend a hand, if ever needed, he was a wealth of knowledge and the smartest man we knew. There was very little he did not know, and very little that he could not fix. If you needed a tool or part for almost anything, he would often find it for you in his home.
Our Dad led a full life in his 90 years. Having crossed an Ocean from Germany, to build a new life from scratch in Canada. He fathered four children, and filled our childhood with many adventures. Weekends and holidays were spent camping, fishing, hunting, boating and sailing. Because of him, we all have a love for the great outdoors. When dad set his mind to do something, nothing was going to stop him from accomplishing the task.
He was predeceased by our Mother, Sigrid, Oma, to her grandchildren, in April of last year. After 65 years of dedicated marriage, it was only death that separated them from each other. He went on bravely and independently, in the last year of his life, because he promised her he would do so, even though he was heart broken, at the loss of his dear Sigi. Despite his heartache, he kept a smile on his face and answered the phone joyfully with each and every call he received from his children and grandchildren, always so grateful to have our company or hear our voices. He loved his garden and even cared for his lawn up to his final days. His home and property brought him a great sense of joy and comfort.
He will be deeply missed by the legacy he has left behind. This includes his children, Ingrid (Jim), Fritz (Stacey), Henry (Judy), Anita (Mark), his grandchildren Jennifer (Thane), Andrew (Kassaundra), Vince (Julie), Katrina (Wade), Rachel (Derek), Calleigh (Josh), Kyle, Riley, Spencer (Barb), Cory, Amanda (Tyler), Christene (Ryan), Stephanie (Brandon), and his great grandson, baby Henry.
Thank you Dad for all you provided and everything you did for us. We are forever grateful. Enjoy the Happy Ever After with Mom. We hope you are both chatting away endlessly again, for all of eternity. Forever in our hearts.
We love you Dad!