FRED BEIRNESPosted: April 21st, 2014
1938 ~ 2014
It is with great sorrow that we announce Mr. Frederick Lawrence Beirnes, beloved husband of Gerri Beirnes, passed away peacefully at St. Josephs Home Carmel Hospice on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the age of 75 years. Fred was born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on August 28, 1938, and was raised in Ruthilda, Saskatchewan. He joined the Royal Bank of Canada in Plenty, Saskatchewan in 1957. Fred met and later married Geraldine Joyal on January 4, 1964. Throughout the years they lived in twelve different communities in Saskatchewan before retiring to Medicine Hat in 1993, where Fred worked for another six years. They spent many wonderful years in Mexico and Arizona and cruised to several locations including the South Pacific where they celebrated their 50th Anniversary this past November 2013. Besides his wife, Gerri, Fred is survived by his daughters, Sheila (Perry) and their family, Dean, Rebecca, Taylor and Shey; Tracy (Nick) and their family, Colby and Ashley; son, Brent (Daphne) and their family, Justin and Kyler; sisters, Gertie and Joy; brother-in-law, Kirk Joyal (Chris); sisters-in-law, Donalda Koch (Jerry deceased) and Barb Beirnes as well as several nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Eunice and Gordon; sister, Viola; brother, Harry and brothers-in-law, Art, Clifford and Keith. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with the Very Rev. Father Long Vu celebrant. Interment will follow at a later date in Ruthilda, SK. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Freds name may be made directly to the Palliative Care Society, 640 – 3rd Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0H5 or to St. Josephs Home Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
Our most sincere condolences. May the Almighty God strengthen and comfort you through this difficult time ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.