July 30, 1946 — January 23, 2017
Born July 30, 1946 in Taber, Alberta and passed away on January 23, 2017 in Kelowna, BC. Survived by his loving family: wife Laurette; daughter Sherry (Randy) Paul and their children Hannah and Cassidy; son Dale (Shauna) Frey and their children Christopher and Bryson; Sherry and Dales mother Shirley Frey; two sisters and three brothers.
Wilfred grew up in Taber, Alberta, where he attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. As a young adult, he moved to Calgary in the early 60’s. Wilfred had several vocations as a mechanic, a salesman and then developing, manufacturing and marketing products in the uninterruptable power supply industry (ups). This is where he focused his talents for the rest of this life, starting several successful businesses.
In the early 90’s, he moved to Kelowna BC, where he opened another successful ups business; pioneering innovative design and manufacturing strategies. In his spare time, Wilfred was an enthusiastic breeder of horses and enjoyed the western way of life. He also enjoyed being involved in the bucking bull industry as a breeder and avid fan, travelling to different locations in North America to bull riding events. He was involved in the production of rodeos in and around Kelowna, for several years. Throughout his life, Wilfred kept in touch with his school friends from Taber. In 2016 he was diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer which he battled with until it took his life.
There will be a celebration of Wilfred’s life on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 5009 48 Ave, Taber, AB . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.
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Service: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Location: St. Augustine Catholic Church
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The service for FREY, Wilfred is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.