Frederick William Kitchen

Frederick William Kitchen

Frederick William Kitchen passed away on March 10, 2012, after a short illness in the Shuswap Lake Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC.

Frederick was the only child of Rebecca Donaldson Scott of Glasgow, Scotland, and Alfred William Kitchen of Oxfordshire, England, and was born September 6, 1930, in New Westminster, BC.

He was predeceased by his parents and a grandson, Aaron.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Violet Kitchen (nee Syvertsen) and three children, Ann Grover (Dan Stocking), William (Bill) Kitchen, and Kathleen (Kathy) Henley (Ken); nine grandchildren, Seth (Sev), Kenan (Nadine), Amaris (Lindsay), Rebecca (Wilf), Alicia, Craig, Sarah (Trevor), Nicole (Jordon), and Andrew. He was great-grandfather to Taylor, Vann, Noah, Tanisha, Malaya, and soon-to-be-born Baby Lindquist.

Fred worked most of his life as a farm labourer, but also worked in a sawmill and enjoyed mechanic work and truck driving.

A private funeral service was held Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Bowers Funeral Service and Crematorium. Interment service will be held in Maple Ridge, BC, at a later date.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Chaplain Dave, Kevin Bolen, and the doctors and staff at Shuswap Lake Hospital.

Online condolences can be sent through Fred’s obituary at

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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