It is with great sadness that we announce Fred’s passing after a lengthy battle with COPD. He passed away comfortably at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 58 years of age.
Fred was born in Kimberley to Mike & Iris Kavanagh, a pioneering family recognized for service to the Cominco mine. Fred worked many years with Crestbrook Forest Industry in Creston and Cranbrook retiring due to ill health. Fred lived most of his life in Kimberley and Cranbrook.
Fred loved hockey, fishing, camping and spending quality time with family. He had a lifetime love for hockey and was an avid Calgary Flames fan right to the end.
Fred is survived by his 4 sisters, Kathy (Claude) Inglehart of Abbotsford, BC, Pat (Fred) Inglehart of Surrey, BC, Wendy (Lloyd) Klein of Vernon, BC and Joyce Kavanagh of Cranbrook, BC; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Kootenays and other areas of BC. He was predeceased by his brother Billy (1951), his father Mike (1971), his mother Iris (1995) and many other relatives.
A graveside service for Fred will be held at the Kimberley Cemetery at 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2015 followed by a reception at McPherson Funeral Home in Kimberley.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at East Kootenay Regional Hospital for the wonderful care they provided for Fred, especially the last 30 days.
Fred, we love you very much and you will be missed but your love and memories will live in our hearts forever.