La-Verne Fredericks peacefully passed away on September 26th after suffering a massive stroke on September 4th, 2015.
The last few years of La-Verne’s life were a struggle due to
previous illnesses but he still managed to enjoy his family to the fullest. La-Verne and his wife Julia raised a large and loving family, 4 daughters (Darla, La-Verna, Jackie & Alison) their son Lane,
11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Arriving in Terrace in 1957, La-Verne was proud to work 35 years with the telephone company. Vern Fredericks- BC Tel was his well-known personal
La-Verne and Julia remained in Terrace until 1999 when they relocated to West Kelowna to be
closer to their children and grandchildren. Terrace was the perfect location for La-Verne’s love for the
outdoors as he was an avid snowmobiler, hunter, hiker, boater and fisherman. Known for being a
teller of “great stories” and a lover of music,
La-Verne had the capability of being a friend to everyone and a hero to his children.
A “Celebration of Life” took place on October 2nd at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in West Kelowna followed by interment
at West Kelowna Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the
incredible staff at Kelowna General
Hospital and the kindness of friends, family and extended family during this time.