In memory of

Frederick George Bartley

September 30, 1967 -  September 27, 2020

In Loving Memory

Frederick George Bartley

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Frederick George Bartley on September 27, 2020 at the age of 52 after a complication from a pre-existing illness.

His memory will be forever cherished by his wife of 19 years Jana and their daughters Rachel (17) and Ashley (15), mother Judy Bartley (widowed from Fred Bartley Sr.), sister Kelly, brother in law John, and his large extended family of several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and niece.

Fred is a proud member of the Serpent River First Nation, his ancestors were signatories to the Robinson Huron Treaty.

Fred was a twenty-year veteran of the Toronto Crown Attorneys office and during that time he was instrumental in providing insight and support to Indigenous initiatives, including the creation of the Gladue Court at two courthouses in Toronto. Fred was also involved in numerous education programs designed to address the unique challenges that face Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system. In recognition of his dedication and commitment, he was gifted an Eagle feather, seen amongst many First Nations as the highest honour.

Fred was equally committed to volunteering. He gave back to his community by coaching soccer and hockey and volunteering with the Out of the Cold program. Fred also mentored Indigenous students at local high schools and universities. In the rare spare time Fred had, he somehow still found time to cheer on the Leafs. Ever the optimist, Fred held out hope every year that they would bring home the Stanley Cup.

Fred’s favourite place to relax was up at the cottage with his family where he enjoyed fishing, swimming, water sports with his kids and cruising around the lake in his boat “No Reservations”.

He loved to play hockey and many of his hockey friends I’m sure would agree that Fred spent a lot of time in the penalty box!

Fred’s joviality and good nature attracted people the moment he walked in the room, and no one could forget his infectious smile and sense of humour.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Toronto Council Fire or Toronto Urban Native.


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Jennifer Gibson (Work friend)

Entered September 30, 2020 from OCH Crown's office

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.

Jody Milstein (friend from work)

Entered September 30, 2020 from Toronto

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.


Zelia Furtado a.k.a. Z (friend for 20 years and work colleague)

Entered September 30, 2020 from och

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

Helen Song (Work Colleague)

Entered September 30, 2020 from Toronto

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

Gail Hugh (Work)

Entered September 30, 2020 from Toronto

My sincere condolences.
Fred - you will be missed


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