Posted: June 15th, 2018

Fred was born in Medicine Hat on June 6, 1933 and passed away peacefully with family at his side on June 9, 2018 at the Riverview nursing home. Fred leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Todd (Linda) of Dunmore and Drew (Heli) of Crowsnest Pass; one grandson, Dustin of Medicine Hat; one step-granddaughter, Petra of Finland; one brother, Grant “Skinny” (Carol); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Heather; his parents, Fred and Jean; and his brother, George. Fred enjoyed a full life. He played for the Medicine Hat Tigers for two years from 1951-53. The following hockey season he traveled by steam ship from New York to Britain to play in the British National League for the Ayr Raiders in Scotland for the 1954-55 season. Fred was traded to the Nottingham Panthers where he played the 1955-56 season. During this time, he met Heather Gough and before returning to Canada for the summer they were married on May 8, 1956. Fred played one more season in the BNL, 1956-57, for the Harringay Racers. The team travelled to Russia and played the Russian National team on Christmas Day outside to a sell-out crowd. Fred lived in many places but always considered his home as Medicine Hat. He was a businessman and had many successful businesses in Medicine Hat (P-Lawson Travel, Craven and Hall Real Estate, Craven and Hall Insurance, Century Homes and Reliance Insurance). One of his business adventures was building the Westlander Inn where numerous famous entertainers came including Joe Firth, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Hawkins, Bobby Curtola, Keith Hitchner and Ian Tyson. Fred and Ian became quite friendly and Ian wrote and recorded a song about Fred called “Freddie Hall”. As a young boy, Fred raised and kept many animals at their family home on 10th Street. His favorite was his horse, Tony, which one day he walked from Medicine Hat out to the Seitz farm located at Wisdom (south of town). We will miss Fred’s smile, sparkling eyes and sense of humour. Fred was an awesome father, grandfather, father-in-law, husband, brother, uncle, friend and companion to many people. A Private Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Fred’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Fred Hall. Funeral arrangements 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

5 Condolences for “FREDERICK RADLEY HALL”

  1. Linda Mather (Kobley) says:

    My deepest sympathy two all the family. Fred was a great and generous man and fun to work for.

  2. Barry & Penny Shook says:

    Sorry & Sad for your loss he really was a great Dad proud of his family.
    The memories of Freddie go on and on he was the best of the best.
    We all miss him.

  3. Freda and Harold Bertelsen says:

    Todd and Drew please accept our condolences on the passing of you dad. He is now with your mom and flying with the angels, watching over you and your families. We enjoyed living close to you on 4th street, and having you come over to play with our kids. Hugs. Freda and Harold Bertelsen.

  4. Garth Crawford says:

    Skinny , Todd and Drew my prayers are with you- Fred and my Dad were close childhood freinds from 5 on- played Junior and senior hockey together and Fred was my childhood hero- many Fred Hall stories at my house- Man he was tough- i was his Door man- many nights we closed the Westlander and the Ming Tree- talking and most stories on him and Dad- larger than life a true loss – My hero

  5. Jody Wenaas says:

    Drew, Todd and Hall Family….

    My sincere and deepest sympathies to all of you. Fred was such a wonderful, amazing man and I have adored him since I was a little girl. He and your mom were always so special to me…… Much love to you all

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