It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Tester on July 15, 2018.
Fred was the youngest of 6 children born to Mae & George Tester on February 7, 1936. He received his education in Gladstone. During his last years of school he also worked at Beaver Lumber where he was employed for about 5 years. Fred then moved up to Bird and worked on the Mid Canada Line for about 1 ½ years in the water treatment plant. Later he moved back to Gladstone to help care for his parents. During this time he did carpentry work with Earl Stewart for about 19 years. Fred and Earl built many homes in Gladstone. Later, he went on to become the custodian at WMCI until retiring in 2001.
Fred ran a greenhouse for many years and was a member of the Fair board for numerous years. He enjoyed fishing, curling and building knick knacks for people. He loved travelling, gardening and puttering in his workshop, and especially loved visiting friends and family.
He was predeceased by his parents Mae & George; brother Norman; sister Peggy; brother Ernie who was killed overseas; sister Agnes and brother Donald; brothers in law Mike Moreau, Gordon Ramsey and Frank Harrison; sisters in law Mary Tester and Helen Tester; nephews Ernie Moreau, Ken Ramsey and Lyle Ramsey; nieces Dorothy Smith and Denise Renard. He is survived by nephews Ron, Brian and Ernie Tester; nieces Sharon Coates and Donna Graveline.