1928 ~ FRED KREIN ~2018

Posted: July 10th, 2018

1928 ~ FRED KREIN ~2018

With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our father, grandfather, brother, and friend; Fred Krein. Fred passed away peacefully at his home, on July 5, 2018 at the age of 89. Fred was born in Neudorf, USSR on September 22, 1928. The following year his family made the long voyage by ship to Halifax. From there, the family travelled by train to Hilda, Alberta to work on a cousin’s farm. As Fred was growing up, he attended the Sandy Point school. In 1953 he married the love of his life, Ella Doreen Schiefele. Fred and Ella were married 64 years and raised their children on the family farm. Fred served on the committee for the Sandy Point Park, and he was present to vote on the placement of the Sandy Point Bridge. Fred and Ella enjoyed a long and happy retirement that began with cross-country and cross- continent road trips in their motorhome. They also enjoyed various bus tours of both western and eastern Canada. Sadly, Ella passed away in 2015. Fred has spent the last several summers perfecting his paradise-like backyard and nurturing his prized apple trees. He filled the long winter hours enjoying emails, photos and YouTube videos on his iPad. His coffee ‘program’ included mornings and afternoons at various coffee shops with his favourite buddies. Fred was loved and is survived by his sister, Ella (Dick) Bradley; his brother, Emil (Ruth) Krein; his daughters, Linda (Dave) Duxbury and Joyce Krein; his son, Greg (Miriam) Krein; 3 granddaughters, Cheryl (Jim), Falone, Jolene (Matt); one grandson, Houston; four great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Krein and Flo Straub. In addition to his wife, Fred was predeceased by his younger brother, Gottlieb and an older brother, John Krein. The family would like to thank Shelly and Tina and all Fred’s “girls” from ‘Collette Cares ll’ for the excellent companionship they provided. By request, a private family service will be held at Hillside Cemetery. Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation. Condolences may be made through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Fred Krein. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

4 Condolences for “1928 ~ FRED KREIN ~2018”

  1. Paul Bradley says:

    You will be missed Uncle Fred. You were a principled gentleman who always gave great joy to your sister, Ella Bradley (Krein) (my Mother).

    God Bless !!!

    Paul Bradley

  2. Liz Bachmeier says:

    I was one of the Colette girls that offered companionship and cooked for him. Fred was a,very sweet man. He loved telling me stories, showing me pictures and bragging about his family. He will be missed. I enjoyed working with him

  3. Jean Richardson says:

    My thoughts and deepest condolences to you Emil and Ruth. It is a heartbreak losing family.

  4. ELLA BRADLEY says:

    I will miss my brother Fred so much
    He was a kind, humble man and
    will never be forgotten Ella and Dick

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