Posted: February 6th, 2021

Fred Pries

1938 – 2021

Mr. Fred Pries of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Maria Pries, passed away in Coaldale on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the age of 82 years.

Born in Romania, immigrated to Canada and became a great carpenter for many years. Fred was diagnosed with Vascular dementia and was able to live out his life comfortably in his own home He loved Hockey his whole life and was a big part of minor hockey for his sons. He loved going on family trips to Las Vegas and Wendover. He was a member of the German/ Canadian club, the male choir and shooting club. He had a soft spot for animals and his two therapy cats (Leela & Sabrina) were with him until the end. He was always a great storyteller and his many friends and family will continue to have fond memories of the good times with him.

Fred is survived by his 2 sons O.J Pries and Geoff Pries (Nicole); in laws Isobel and Siegfried Stein; brothers Adolf Pries (Toni) and Chuck Pries (Tecala); sister Ingrid Barrett; sister in laws Dorothy Stein, Marianne Sheets, and brother-in-law Zeke Stein. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

Fred was predeceased by his parents Hulda and Christian Pries. Also, his niece Cindy Pries.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Fred’s name to the Last Chance Cat Ranch via e-transfer:

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