May 2, 1928 – October 12, 2015
Fred was the eldest son of William and Maria Meier of Comox, B.C. Fred was born May 2, 1928 in Bochum, Germany and immigrated to Canada in January 1931 where they settled in Comox Valley. Fred was predeceased by his parents, William and Maria Meier and son Kenneth Elliott Meier.
Fred and Rosalie were married in 1948 and moved with their three children Douglas, Kenneth and Suzan to Campbell River in 1955. In 1960 their youngest daughter Karen was born. In the early years, Fred was involved with logging and trucking. In 1963 Fred sold the logging trucks and became a partner with Jim Robinson in R & M Trucking. They partnered with Courtenay-Kelsey Bay Freight and became Haida freightways.
Fred was a charter member of North Island Vintage Car Club, and the Glacier View Tractor and Small Engine Club. He was also a member of the American Historical Truck Society.
Fred was made a life member of the Campbell River Museum Society for his contributions to the Static Logging Display and the Hayes Logging Truck. Fred was a long time collector of vintage cars, trucks and tractors. Fred’s lasting legacy will be the vintage vehicles that he has gifted to his children and grandchildren.
Fred is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rosalie, son Douglas (Sandra), daughters Suzan (Roland) and Karen (Peter); grandchildren Erin (Mitch), Jeffrey (Tricia), Drew (Tonya), and Lauren, great-granchildren Nathan and Alexis, sisters Gela (Errnie) and Dorothy, brothers Norman and Herb (Bea), sister-in-law Diana Merry, brother-in-law Larry Elliott (Josie) and many nieces and nephews.
Thank you to the home support team and a special thanks to Colin.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Campbell River with reception to follow in the church hall on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1pm. Venerable Dr. Blair Haggart officiating.
No flowers by request. Donations to St. Peter’s Anglican Church and the Canadian Cancer Society in Fred’s name would be greatly appreciated.