It is with great sadness and sorrow our family announces the passing of one of Summerland’s greatest pioneers and patriots, a wonderful husband and Poppy, Fred Gordon Hollinger, on October 18, 2018.
He loved to socialize with family and friends, play guitar, and sing. He was full of fun and laughter, joy, spirit, and wit. And at 86 years, he could still have a dance with his girl. He baked a darn good German chocolate cake and always bragged about his homemade hot chili chicken wing sauce. We all had to agree, it was the best!
Fred accomplished many things. He worked in the sawmill, went to mechanic school in Edmonton, AB, worked on the boats in Lake Athabasca in northern Alberta, owned and operated one of the first garbage pickups in Summerland, and owned his own scrap metal business. When asked why he did the scrap metal, he said, “Because I met the most interesting people.”
He became know as the ‘popcorn man of the 90’s’; he loved the fun and laughter of many farmer’s markets.
He gave, from the heart, to many charities. He was always there for anyone.
Fred joined the Elks and was also a member of the Eagles for 60 years. He loved the Eagle Girls. He could play guitar, sing, and dance the night away with them.
He had three Eagle wives, loved them all and they all loved him!
He also joined the Vintage Car Club of Canada where he met many friends whom he loved and respected.
His greatest hobby was his 40 x 40 garden in his Prairie Valley home which he so loved.
Fred had a true love for his God, his family, and his friends and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
We all love you too, Fred and Poppy. You’ll always be with us in our hearts and the stars xoxoxoxoxoxo and until we are together again. Rest well in the arms of our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
A viewing will take place 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26 at Providence’s Summerland Chapel, 13205 Rosedale Ave., Summerland, BC with the
Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 15244 North Victoria Rd., Summerland, BC.
Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com 250-494-7752.