SLEE, FREDERICK CLARENCE
1919 ~ 2012
We are very sad to announce the peaceful passing
of Frederick (Fred) Clarence Slee on July 26th at 92 years of age. He was predeceased by his loving wife of over
60 years, Marie, in 2003. Fred will be lovingly remembered and missed by his children: Barb Byrne and Ron (Cathy) Slee; his 3 grandchildren Jennifer (Bruce) Byrne, James (Melanie) Byrne and Erin Heard; his 5 great grandchildren Jordon, Kate & Camryn Byrne and Marcus & Peyton Heard; his sister Elsie Radford and brother Don (Helen) Slee; and many, many loving nieces, nephews, cousins,
and extended family.
His positive attitude and humour made him a special man
to everyone, a role model for many, and he will be dearly missed. His passion for detail, his time on his computer,
and his work at the cabin filled many hours as well as his new love – Sudoku. Dad was a long-time member of the
Independent Order of Foresters (IOF) assuming many
executive positions and making countless friends across
the provinces and in the USA. He also held the longest record for bowling in a league at the Rutland Lanes, and was miffed when his recent illness wouldn’t allow him to
participate this past year. Dad was born in Surrey, BC,
and has lived in a number of different communities, but
he has called Kelowna his home for over 50 years.
He and Marie lived their lives to the fullest here with
their family and many friends.
Fred’s family extend a very heartfelt “Thank you” to the staff at Kelowna General Hospital and the Central Okanagan Hospice for their care and personal attention
during his illness.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday,
August 2, 2012 in the chapel of Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna, BC
In Fred’s memory, donations may be made to
The BC Cancer Foundation (Southern Interior),
399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements entrusted to
Valleyview Funeral Home,
Kelowna, BC 250-765-3147.