Frederick William Fromm

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FREDERICK WILLIAM FROMM, C.A. October 11, 1918 - May 29, 2009 Died suddenly, May 29th in his 91st year, returning from an Elderhostel, having pursued his lifelong love of learning. He did it 'his way'. Survived by his loving son Paul (Diane) of Port Credit and daughter Mary Theresa of Timmins, and beloved grandsons Travis and Logan and granddaughter Emily. Proud Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy. Chartered Accountant, retired from the Ministry of Highways, Government of Ontario. Doting husband of Marguerite (Michaud), died, 1998 'the love of his life'. Devout Catholic, 'Fred' was a founding member (1959) of Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish (Etobicoke). He was also a founding member (1967), past president and staunch supporter of the Serra Club (Toronto, West). These were his pals: the organization his passion. A world traveller, Fred returned again and again to his beloved Ireland. Fred loved Canada and had travelled in his retirement years to every province. He had a special soft spot for Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine. His son and grandsons remember an 'awesome' boys' vacation when he was 86 to the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Fromm will be resting at NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2058 Kipling Ave. (north of Rexdale Blvd.) on Thursday, June 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Dr., Etobicoke on Friday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Serra Foundation of Canada (Suite 1006, 2010 Islington Ave., Toronto, ON, M9P 3S8) are welcomed.

Published in the Toronto Star on June 3, 2009