1936 ~ FOSTER ~ 2015

Posted: October 7th, 2015

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Frederick James Foster was born July 27, 1936, in Empress, Alberta. He died September 29, 2015, in Medicine Hat, Alberta at the age of 79 years.

Fred grew up in Empress as well as Estuary, Saskatchewan. He began his education at a rural school, Chesterfield, five miles from the family farm. After completing high school, he took a six-week Emergency Training course and began teaching in 1956. Over the next years, he completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta. He also received a Senior Certificate in Industrial Arts, which became the focus of a 19-year career in teaching. He then built and managed the Olympic Motel in Oyen. After moving to Medicine Hat, he renovated a number of apartments, built his own house, and renovated and managed the Forksview Motel in Empress.

Fred is predeceased by his wife Hannelore; parents, Norman and Alice Dodd Foster; and his brother, Gordon. He will be fondly remembered by daughter, Brenda Cromer (Ray); granddaughters, Madeline and Gabrielle; brothers, Joseph Foster (Kay) and Arthur Foster (Elizabeth), nephews, Robert and Doug; cousins, Bernice Harding and Vernon Dodd; stepdaughter, Marina Phillips and children, Joshua and Lily; and stepson, Franco Isernia (Shelly) and children Zanetti and Mriseis.

The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will take place following the reception at Empress Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Fred’s memory may be made to the CNIB, 102, 520 – 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0C6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Fred Foster. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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