Gaber, Frederick

August 10, 2017 - 12:57pm
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Kamloops, B.C.

Our hearts are broken as we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, father-in-law and papa, Frederick Gaber, of Kamloops, BC.

On August 7th, 2017, Freddy received the tap on his shoulder identifying him as the next center man for the all-star team in the sky.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lonnie, son Troy Gaber, daughter Tracy Roche, son-in-law Richard Roche, and granddaughter Danielle Roche; she was the apple of his eye.

Fred was the youngest of 11 children. He is predeceased by his mother Regina, father Steve, brothers Benny, Steve, Albert, Arthur, and his sisters Annie, Agnes, Elizabeth, Regina, Kay and Isabel.

Fred started working for the City of Kamloops in 1955. He held many positions there until retiring in 1992. He enjoyed woodworking and was a master gardener.

Fred loved hockey. He began playing with the Medicine Hat Tigers in the early 50’s, before earning a spot with the hometown Kamloops Chiefs in 1958. His career with the Chiefs lasted until 1964. During that time, he was part of 2 Coy Cup winners, as well as the Senior A scoring league with 130 points.

Enjoy your open ice, keep the puck on your stick as long as you like, and always remember to keep your head up.

Thank you for all that you have meant to us, we love you forever Number 12.

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