Frederick John Dill
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Frederick John Dill October 4th 1938-September 19th 2015 Frederick John Dill October4, 1938-September 19, 2015 Fred was born in Vancouver to Phylis Grant and Arnott Dill. He received his BSc from UBC in 1961, his MSc from UBC in 1964 and his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1969. Fred returned to Vancouver and was a faculty member in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC for 31 years. He also worked as a clinical cytogeneticist at BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. He began sailing boats as a young boy on Bowen Island and later raced Star boats very successfully until very recently. He also participated in many off shore races. Fred was an honorary life member of the Kitsilano Yacht Club. In retirement he turned his interest and skills to woodworking and bird photography. He was predeceased by his son Noel and is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Marian (Brian) ,grandson George, brother Peter (Gail) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. No service by his request. A memorial is planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prostrate Cancer Research-BC Cancer Foundation.



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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sep. 26, 2015.
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October 2, 2015
Just wanted to add,I came into the Star Fleet world just for a brief time but was always so amazed how Fred ,all the Star Fleet and all the spouses were so down to earth and welcomed me at home parties or wherever. Hope Fred and Dave are having a good chat wherever they meet.Warmly,Lois
Lois Weber
October 1, 2015
Dave, my late husband and I had some good times at KYC. Dave had many crazy, funny beer stories from Thursday Beer Nights with the Star Fleet Gang. I will be making a donation in Fred's honor and send my condolences to Barbara and Family.

Warmly,
Mrs. Lois Weber
Lois Weber
October 1, 2015
I want to add that Fred had an amazing mind- I attended many of his seminars and presentations, and he supervised my master thesis. Any complex problem in Fred's classroom was by the power of his mind shown also to have beauty. He was a great teacher besides being a good man.
Stanya Jurenka, North Vancouver
September 29, 2015
Fred was my mother's thesis supervisor when she was already in her 60s (Fred was a little younger). She had a lot of respect and affection for him, and I appreciated his belief in her. Thanks, Fred, and my condolences to your family.
Blanka Jurenka
September 29, 2015
My sincere condolences to Barbara, Marina and family, Fred was somebody I often thought about over the years but unfortunately our paths didn't cross much in recent times. I first met Fred back in 1970 when we were both getting new Star Boats built by Carl Peterson. We spent many a happy hour together working on our boats, drinking beer, solving the world's problems and then drinking some more beer. I'm going to miss Fred.

Bruce Cline
Bruce Cline
September 27, 2015
Hope I can crew for you in the next life?!
Fred was one of my favourite people @ KYC. He could sail a boat very fast but was next to useless in a boat race!!
Dick Dexter
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