July 27, 1927 –November 10, 2006
Fred Steinke passed away November 10th, 2006 in Victoria after a lengthy illness. He was predeceased by his mother Auguste and father Gustav Steinke. Fred is survived and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Ingrid and his beloved family pet Nicky as well as his son Jay of Victoria, daughters Sonja Steinke of Courtenay and Marion Paulsen (Frank) of Campbell River and his grandchildren Darcy and Tianna Paulsen. Fred was a veteran of the Second World War and was involved with the German Club for many years as well as the Navy League and the Junior Soccer League. Fred immigrated to Canada in 1955 and worked at various construction sites until finally settling in Campbell River in 1956 where he worked at the Elk Falls Mill for 19 years. He then started his own finishing carpentry business until retirement. Fred was a Mr. Fix-It and enjoyed just sitting at the beach, watching the scenery and the boats going by. He had a fascination for cooking shows and continually taped them so our mother could make the recipes. He was quite a thoughtful man who loved to talk about politics, putter in the garden and enjoyed family get-togethers especially Christmas. In lieu of flowers donations in Fred’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, B.C. Branch, #320-1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1R3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, Unit B, 1423-16th Avenue Campbell River, B.C. V9W 2E4 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Service/Elk Falls Crematorium, Campbell River. A Celebration of Fred’s Life will take place at the Navy League Hall, 911- 13th Avenue, Campbell River on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend John Green officiating.
ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES
& ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM
and Memorial Chapel
#103-909 Island Highway