Freeman Wesley “Fred” Perry

Fred quietly slipped away on April 16, 2009 after a short illness and a long and productive life.  Fred was a 4th generation Newfoundlander who relocated with his family to Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 9.  He enlisted in the RCAF at the beginning of the Second World War and served his country overseas in Britain and Holland.  Upon his return to Canada he continued his career as a baker in Vancouver and Salt Spring Island, eventually owning and running the Town and Country Bakery in Victoria with his patient and loving wife of 62 years, Leona.  Upon his retirement Fred and Leona moved to Salmon Arm where Fred worked as a Commissionaire for 12 years and was appointed as an Honorary Life Member of the British Columbia Corps of Commissionaires in 1994.  Fred is survived by Leona; son, Alan (Barb); daughter, Lynne (Larry); grandchildren, Wesley, Candace, Adam, Sara, Caitlin and Matthew; great grandson, Brock, brother, Bob (Dee) and numerous nieces and nephews.  At Fred’s request there will be no service but a celebration of his life will be held at his favorite fishing hole at a later date.  Fred’s online tribute may be viewed by visiting everdenrust.com  Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 250-860-6440