Frederick Roger Reber
Fred (“Freddie”) Reber was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on September 23, 1940. He passed away peacefully in the Campbell River Hospital on March 12, 2012. His friends and family would like to say a huge thank you to the staff of 3-North for their compassion and care for Fred in his last days.
Fred spent several summers in various logging camps around the Campbell River area in his earlier years, although he worked most of his life in other places. Fred worked as a chef for a while and spent 25 years as a long-haul truck driver. Despite seeing all of North America, it was always his dream to return to Campbell River. About 13 years ago, Fred was finally able to realize this dream and lived for about 10 years on York Road before moving to Sayward for his last years.
Fred was known for his gruff independence, a strong work ethic and a willingness to help anyone in need. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him. There will be a graveside service in Sayward on March 24, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at Sayward Christian Fellowship Church, 740 Gentry Road.