October 15, 1928 – July 14, 2013
John Frey passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought this terrible disease the way he lived his life, with dignity and strength. Dad was born in McGee, SK October 15, 1928 to Martin and Mary Frey. He was the youngest of four boys, and as a kid would describe himself as a little brat, always getting into some kind of mischief. As the years went by, he relocated to Saskatoon and went on to meet and marry his soul mate Marie Burke. They had three daughters, Charlene, Valerie and Jennifer, and later a beautiful granddaughter Chantelle. A closer family you could not find. His life was all about his kids and being the protector and biggest cheerleader of his family. He filled that role amazingly. He worked at Carling O'Keefe Brewery for 45 years until retiring in 1989. He started out sweeping floors at 14 and worked his way up to foreman. He could fix any machine in the brewery, and was extremely respected by his co-workers. Dad was a brilliant man with a heart of gold; always happy and willing to lend a hand. He lived a long and happy life to the absolute fullest. The last few years he attended the Legion every Saturday night and danced the night away which he loved to do. Dad made a memorable impression on everyone he met, simply by just being John. And if you ever met him, you know exactly what we mean. Left behind to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, are: his daughters Charlene Frey, Valerie Priel, and Jennifer Frey; granddaughter Chantelle Priel, and sons-in-law Arlen Priel and Bob Mareshuka; as well as numerous friends and extended family too numerous to mention. He has gone to be with our Lord and Saviour and his beautiful wife Marie. We just know they are up there jiving as we speak.
See you again someday our sweet angel,
until then we will miss you
and love you so very much.
A Come and Go Celebration of Dad's Life will be held at Dad's house on Friday July 19 at 1:00 p.m. A special thank you to everyone's love and support throughout this difficult time. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306-244-5577).
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from July 16 to July 17, 2013