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Fredderick William Dalrymple

November 29, 1930 - August 26, 2015


Dalrymple, Fredderick William passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 26, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his wife Shirley on Feb 02, 1982. Survived by his loving children, Deborah, Rod (Colleen), Gord and Angela; grandchildren Misty (Virgil), Michael (Kelly) Michelle (Wayne), Jennifer (Steve), Shannon, Amanda, Connor (Courtney), Victoria (Justin), Gordie, Santana, Janie and William; great-grandchildren Jasmine, Creedan, Dante, Shylah, Vanessa, Kaleb, Freddie and Deacon; brother George (Dorothy); brother-in-law Gary (Darlene) Cooper; nieces, nephew and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Fred was born on the family farm in Rockland, Ontario Nov 29, 1930. He had three brothers, Harold, George and Robert Dalrymple. Fred left the farm when he was 19 and travelled to New Westminster, BC. He met Shirley Cooper in 1954 at the King Eddy Café in New Westminster where she was a waitress. Fred and Shirley married in New Westminster in 1955. They built a home in Newton and had their first child Deborah in 1956. At that time they were building a home in Bridgeview. They moved to Bridgeview the following year. They had their 2nd child Rod in 1958, Gordon in 1965 and Angela in 1967. Their four children were raised in the family home in Bridgeview. 

Fred was a hardworking man, always working to support his family. He worked at numerous jobs, such as Atlin mines in Atlin BC, Scott Paper in New Westminster, Ocean Cement in New Westminster, IXL Products in Delta and Westroc Gypsum on Annasis Island, where he retired at 65 in 1995. 

Fred volunteered at the Bridgeview Community Hall where he was president of the Association. 

Fred enjoyed camping and hunting. He always had a camper or trailer and spent most summers camping with his kids and family. Every summer heading to the Okanagan to buy fruit to can. Fred hunted every year until this past year. Hunting was a favorite pastime for him, filling the freezer with moose and deer to feed his family. Some of Fred’s hunting partners were Pete, Bob, Rod and Connor.

Fred’s wife Shirley passed away in 1982, Fred never remarried. He was always there for his family and stayed connected to his four children. 

Fred loved going to Green Lake at 70 mile. For the past 11 years he spent every opportunity to head to the cabin with family and friends. Fred helped Rod and Colleen work on the cabin and make it a happy place to be…he loved the cabin. 

Fred loved to travel and never turned down an opportunity to travel near or far. Some places he visited were all over Canada, Mexico, Disneyland, Miami and Vegas. 

Fred loved to go “digging” at local thrift stores such as MCC and Sally Ann; where he would always look for a new book to read. The majority of his readings consisted of true, historical novels; such as Canadian Native History as well as Western tales. He also enjoyed going to the swap meet most Sundays. 

Fred was a kind, gentle man who loved his family and would help them when ever needed. He loved his little grandbabies and was thrilled whenever another one was born. He loved going to watch grandson William at all his sports especially soccer. He even made it 2 weeks ago, despite his pain he was happy watching asWwilliam scored so many goals for Papa

Some words shared by Fred’s nephew John Starrett, “He wasn’t rich or famous and many of you never had the good fortune to meet or know him, so let me tell you this….Fred was a good man, a real good man. He was a hardworking man who gave and gave and gave…and never asked for anything in return. He was always there for his immediate family and extended family, including my mother, me my brothers and my sisters. He was rock solid, he was a man I highly respected. He was a man I will try to be more like…. Healing tears will flow, but in time they will be replaced with smiles from countless loving memories.” 

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Surrey Alliance Church 13474 – 96 Ave, Surrey, BC. Viewing will be held one hour prior. Reception to follow.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Nancy Anderson

My thoughts and prayers go to all the family. There are no words that will ease this sorryful time. He was spoken well of by everyone that knew him

From: Sharon Hunchak

I didn`t know Fred well,like most others,but he came across as being very genuine,down to earth & kind. My thoughts are with the family in this difficult time.

From: Colleen Dalrymple

I will forever miss Fred; it was like having two dads since I was 9 yrs old. Fred was my traveling partner both with and without Rod (his son), any time I wanted to head out to the cabin, Sask, anywhere I would give him a call and he was ready to go. Anytime I needed help with a broken down car, something wrong at home, or simply to come over for tea I would call Fred. My kids will struggle with missing him as he was the only real grandparent they have had for years. He taught me to drive a standard, reno a bathroom and enjoy the time with family. What ever I cooked he would come and sit at the end of the table, eat my cooking without a complaint and sit and chat about anything. We rarely discussed a trip without Fred riding shotgun. I will miss him terribly….

From: Teresa Ewasiuk

I met Fred when I was a teenager hanging around with Colleen and Rod. He would give the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it.
I remember him and Rod going out of their way many many many times to help me. From fixing my car to moving. He is the only person I know who I have never heard complain about anything, always a hello and smile. Always, My heart breaks for his family, I know nothing will take the pain away, but I hope they take great pride in knowing he was loved by all because of the man he was, Papa.

From: Shannon Dalrymple

This is one of the strongest men I knew. He was our Papa. A man who would go out of his way to help anyone who needed it, a man who loved his family with all of his heart. I am so happy and proud to call him my Papa. We had so many good times together, from trips to the PNE, camping in the Okanagan, family dinners at his house, and 10 years of memories created at our family cabin in 70 mile. I loved seeing him driving all the little kids around on his quad, and seeing the joy that it brought to his face. Seeing him sitting around the campfire with a beer, telling stories of his past will be something I will always think about when I am at the cabin. I will never forget you Papa and will continue on your memories by sharing stories about you around the camp fire, reliving the good times we all had. We will miss you dearly Papa, but I know you are in a better place, out of pain and driving around with Pete looking for the next big moose, I love you Papa, always and Forever.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 5, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Surrey Alliance Church
13474 - 96 Avenue
Surrrey, BC

Reception to follow from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at the Whalley Legion 13525 – 106 Ave, Surrey, BC

13474 - 96 Avenue
Surrrey, BC


Date & Time:
September 5, 2015
Beginning at 6:15am

Surrey Allliance Church
13474 - 96 Ave
Surrey, BC

13474 - 96 Ave
Surrey, BC

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