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October 7, 1934 — December 10, 2019

UPDATED CELEBRATION INFO: His story, with many chapters beautifully lived, deserves to be remembered by his family and friends. Please join us as we celebrate Fred’s life on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 2:00 pm in the Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the number of attendees will be limited, if you wish to attend please click here to sign up

It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Fred Fowler. Loving husband and Father, Fred passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on December 10, 2019 at the age of 85 years. Fred was born in Kelowna, BC on October 7, 1934. He married Marg, the love of his life, in 1990, who survives him. Fred is also survived by his daughters Vicki Blue (Ralf) and Janice Cutting; and his son Doug Fowler (Cynthia); grandchildren Adam, Shane, Chad, and Ryan; extended family Janet Bandelow (Frank) and Gord Cameron (Kim) and their children Paige (Dexter) and Rory. He was predeceased by his parents Victor and Anne Fowler and sister Maureen Light; his first wife and mother of his children Shirley; and his granddaughter Sarah Popovich.

Fred started his career with the CPR as a telegraph operator in Vancouver, Revelstoke, and Nelson. He moved back to Kelowna in 1963 to join his parents as owners and operators of Crossroad Supplies at Reid’s Corner. After many years as a volunteer firefighter in Rutland, and after the sale of the store, he became a proud member of the Kelowna Fire Department. After 23 years with the fire department he retired in 1994 as their fire prevention officer. For all the years he spent in Kelowna, Fred was very involved in the community. He is a past president of the Rutland Kinsmen Club and of the K40 Club. After his retirement, Fred’s most joyous years were spent with Marg at “Bluebird Acres”, the hobby farm they purchased in Enderby. He happily spent his time caring for the other love of his life, his horses. Every day was spent fixing fences, caring for his horses and his cat Penny, plowing snow, and feeding the ducks and many birds. He loved his life until the very end.

“The river of time carries us all away. All we have left is the moment. Whether I had made the most of my time is for others to judge.” – Fred’s favorite quote from Bill Clintons Book: My Life

As per Fred’s request, there will be no formal service. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.



Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 2:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home Family Center

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The service for FOWLER, Fred UPDATED CELEBRATION INFO is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home Family Center

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Lorraine Hodges says:

    I have so many fond memories of living right next door to Fred, Marg and Tammy. Fred was always so kind and loving to our kids. A great man whom we respected a great deal. One of the best!

  • Ted & Roberta Elson says:

    As we are getting to go to the place where our “fishy” friendship began, so many memories bubble to the surface. Ted is missing his fishing buddy & fellow horseman. He lives on in our memories and hearts. Our heartfelt condolences.

  • Bruce Light says:

    I met Fred when I was about 8 years old before my brother married his sister. Our paths crossed when we both worked for CPR Telegraphs. I shared a basement suite with him and 2 others who worked in Vancouver until I moved to the interior. Fred moved to Nelson as a T and R Rover and we were there also and at one point lived next door to him. I always remember we were visiting his place (we lived in an apartment) and sitting out back and one of the kids came running from the front screaming., We all ran out front and one of the kids were hanging from a rope swing. Fred got them down and performed CPR and saved their life. Things stick in your memory.
    Rest in peace Fred.

  • Bruce Light says:

    Further to my post. If my memory serves me over all these years I think it was Fred’s daughter Vicki who was caught up in the swing and I know she wasn’t breathing. I’m sure your Dad has told you about that.
    All the best.

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