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In Loving Memory Of

Shirley Fredrickson


Shirley Fredrickson, resident of Grande Prairie, formerly of Beaverlodge and Bear Canyon, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Grande Prairie, at the age of 82 years.

Shirley was born in London, England on June 10, 1934 to Harry and Blanche Rice. At the age of 15, Shirley, her mother and sister immigrated to Canada. Over the course of two marriages, Shirley raised seven children, all of whom still reside in Alberta and BC.

The majority of her adult life was spent on a farm in the Bear Canyon area. Shirley and her second husband Charlie Fredrickson sold their farm in Bear Canyon in 1997 and moved to Beaverlodge where she worked as a Teachers Aid. In 2005, Shirley and Charlie moved to Grande Prairie where she worked as a Museum Coordinator for Heritage Discovery Centre until her retirement in 2013.

Shirley was a very strong individual and conquered every challenge she took on, and she took on many. She was a strong community supporter and always helped anyone in need.

Shirley was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and spending time with family was her greatest pleasure.

She will be sadly missed by her children: Dayle Backus, James (Roxie) Backus, Janet Friedel, David Backus, Joe Backus (Nancy Jensen), Cathy (Greg) Keown, and Michael (Jody) Fredrickson; grandchildren Ian, Dayna, Coleby, Dustin, Kris Wendy, Kevin, Dillon, Nicole, Alexis, and Ashtyn; great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Leah, Ethan, Isaac, Destiny, Kailyn, Makayla, Kyson, and Keegan.

She was predeceased by her husband Charlie Fredrickson, father Harry Rice, mother Blanche Walker, and sister Vida Clark.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 10:00am, at Christ Church Anglican in Grande Prairie (6610 Poplar Dr.). Viewing will be held at 9:00am at Christ Church Anglican.

Interment will follow at Cherry Point Cemetery in Bear Canyon.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Church Anglican (6610 Poplar Drive, Grande Prairie, AB, T8W 1H1).

In Loving Memory of

Shirley Fredrickson
(Maiden: Rice)


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Funeral Service Details

Memorial Service
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 AM
Christ Church Anglican
6610 Poplar Drive, Grande Prairie, Alberta
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