Jana, Rachel and Ashley, I can only imagine your pain and loss. I have worked with Fred for over 20 years. In all that time, we laughed, teased and comforted each other. He was so immensely proud of his 3 girls, and we had many discussions about hockey, dance and Jana's business ventures. He was always there to talk, help out whenever and where ever he could. He had a huge heart and there was nothing like a Bartley hug to make you feel better. I am unsure of how to continue without him yelling "Gibsonian" at me and sitting down in my office to catch up on our lives. Fred was patient and kind, always thinking of others before himself, and was the big brother of all in our office. We are standing with you in your loss, and please know that he was loved by so many and he will not be forgotten.
In the last few years, I didn't see a lot of Fred. Whenever we did run into each other, I always got a big hug. I can't believe there will be no more hugs.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Fred I remember the first time I met you in set date court at CP 20 years ago, loved your sense of humour and we had many years of laughs and good talks. I will miss our Friday song, every Friday, schedule permitting, you picked a song from your playlist and played it for me, the younger people in the office didn't get the great songs of the 60s and 70s. As I look at your face that great smile brings tears to my eyes but also brings a smile to my face as great memories surface, you were a great friend and I know you were a great husband and father. Will miss you lots love always Z
Fred, I will miss your good nature, smile and positive attitude. To your family and loved ones, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this great time of loss. My deepest condolences. Helen Song
My sincere condolences.
Fred - you will be missed