DUNBAR, FREDERICK "FREDDIE" It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we share the passing of Frederick William Dunbar ("Fred"), in Mississauga, on November 18, 2021. Fred was born in 1939, in Woodstock, NB, to parents George and Ann Dunbar and raised in Brantford and Hamilton, ON, where, in true Fred fashion, he stirred things up! Fred was married to the love of his life Helen (Clark) for 46 years and in a house full of laughter and adventure, together they raised Leah and Keith. One of his greatest enjoyments was watching his children grow up whether it be at hockey rinks, dance recitals, or family trips to cause trouble in international destinations. Fred was a football player, athletic therapist, devoted Argo and Guelph Gryphon fan, lover of ice cream, artist (a secret skill!), and the guy you wanted to sit beside at a party. He always had a story to tell, a mischievous twinkle in his eye, and a laugh ready to share. Wherever Fred worked or lived, the welcome mat was always out; he loved helping others and it was second nature to him. Fred impacted countless people through his years as an athletic therapist at the University of Guelph and the Toronto Argonauts, and as an instructor at Sheridan College. For over 25 years, Fred and Helen extended the love they had for each other into Dunbar Medical where they supported Canadian athletics and healthcare across the country. Friends and family would often turn to Fred for advice on injuries and life. How many times have we all heard the phrase "put ice on it!" Of his numerous accomplishments, Fred was named Trainer of the Year in 1974, inducted into the University of Guelph's Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Hamilton Hurricanes' Hall of Fame in 1988, and he was a founding member and first president of the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association. While proud of his awards, one of his greatest accomplishments was the many, many friends he made over the years and stayed in touch with. Fred had an unparalleled ability to connect with people. While we are all just so very sad we want to say wow, what a wonderful life he had! Resting at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, visitation will take place on Thursday, November 25th, Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th, from 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph. Due to COVID restrictions, guests must RSVP their attendance using the link below his obituary on his memorial page at http://www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com. If
necessary, you may call 519-821-5077, to reserve a time slot. No proof of vaccination is required but masks are mandatory and social distancing will be in place. In lieu of flowers, we would like to continue Fred's legacy and impact in athletic therapy. Donations in Fred's name, can be made to Sheridan College to support athletic therapy students and programs, https://www.sheridancollege.ca/support/ways-to-give/memorial.
Published by Toronto Star on Nov. 21, 2021.