FRERICHS, Captain Duane - December 27, 2011
FRERICHS, Captain Duane - December 27, 2011 (Born March 1, 1937)
It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing away of our good friend and colleque Captain Duane Frerichs. Duane was born in Lloydminster, SK. He grew up on a small farm near Paradise Valley, AB , and was sworn into the RCAF at age 18 on July 29, 1955. He received his pilot training in Claresholm, AB , and Saskatoon, SK , and then served at various locations in the Maritimes until joining Air Canada in November 1967, retiring in 1992.
Duane was a resident of Georgetown, ON since 1968, where he operated At-Home Vacuum Service for 27 yrs. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #120, Treasurer of the Georgetown District Seniors Centre for many years, Past President of the Retired Airline Pilots of Canada, and served on the Air Canada Pionairs executive and the Common Front for Pension Splitting.
Predeceased by his wife Evelyn (Nov 12/2011). He will be greatly missed by his son Gary, twin daughters, Gail Legault (Kevin) and Kim, sister Pat Holzworth and her partner Dell Allen of Prince George, BC, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in-laws.
Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue , Georgetown - 905-877-3631 on Tuesday January 3, 2012 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A celebration of life will be held in the chapel on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at 11 am.
In memory, and in lieu of flowers, contributions to CAMH or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com