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BOY, Friedrich (Fred) Robert

May 19, 1922 — June 12, 2015

Fred passed away peacefully at the Central Okanagan Hospice House at the age of 93, to be with the Lord, after a short struggle with lymphomic cancer.
Fred was born in Königsberg, East Prussia. He was a dedicated WWII veteran who served most of his service as Chief Engineer on the U-Boat 704. After the war, Fred emigrated to Canada on July 26, 1953. He worked in several occupations throughout Western Canada to eventually settle in Biggar, SK as a mechanic, where he met his wife, Mary (nee Antonenko) in 1954. They married a year later and settled near Sonningdale, SK in 1958 where they farmed and raised 8 loving children for the next 27 years. They spent 10 years in LaRonge, SK and 10 years in Saskatoon SK, after which they eventually retired in Westbank, BC in 2002. In his retirement years, Fred was very involved with the Gideons and always loved to visit and share stories and history with his children and grandchildren.
Fred is predeceased by his father Max (1926), his mother Martha (1973), his daughter Grace (1963), his brother Werner (2007) and his granddaughter Nance Claire (2014).
Fred is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Mary, his seven children: Yvonne Boy, Jeanne Suteau, Ken Boy, Sheila Suteau, Lorna Muenz, Janice McLeod, Darryl Boy in Canada, Uwe Boy, and nephew Cord Boy and family from Hamburg Germany, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Fred will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends, In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice House or the Gideons, c/o 593 Spruceview Place South, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1S8.
The family would like to send a special Thank You to Interior Health Community Care nurses and workers in Westbank, Dr. Segers, Central Okanagan Hospice House staff and Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna, BC.
Fred will be cremated and buried at a later date near his daughter, Grace in Biggar SK.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a Central Okanagan Hospice House or the Gideons
Memorial donations may be made to a Central Okanagan Hospice House or the Gideons Link: www.hospicecoha.org/donate-coha, www.gideons.ca




  • Cheryl says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to Mary and the family…can’t imagine the joy in Heaven!!! Love to you all!

  • Shelley (Smith) Spencer says:

    Our condolences to your family on your loss. Praying that there will be special memories of times with your dad. My early memories of your dad are from church in the little old schoolhouse! I always wished I could play the accordion too! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Alma Redlich and family says:

    our sincere sympathy

  • Gary and Linda Osmachenko says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Memories are so precious.

  • Don and Carrie Elliott says:

    Our condolences to the Boy family on the passing of your father.

  • Karen (Panamaroff) Kornelson says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you. I’m enjoying the memories of growing up with you all. I can remember his laugh & words of wisdom that he would offer me.

  • Val Hanlon says:

    Please accept our sympathy. Carson &Val

  • david klassen says:

    our family is sorry for your loss. he was a good friend and neighbour

  • Jennifer Gamble says:

    My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Boy and the family. Mr. Boy was always good for a laugh and a great story. I will always remember his love of storytelling and his laugh.

  • Lorna Muenz says:

    On behalf of my family,I would like to thank everyone who has left condolences for my father. He would be very proud and thankful for all your well wishes.
    Thank you all

    Lorna Muenz

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