William Fred Shobbrook

March 17, 2017 11 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

March 16, 1921 – March 5, 2017

It is with heavy hearts, we say farewell to our beloved husband and father, William Fred Shobbrook.

To cherish his memory, are his loving wife Ann of 66 years, his daughter Bev and son-in-law Pat, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Fred was predeceased by his parents William and Frances, along with his sister Mary Brideson of Courtenay, B.C. and his brother-in-law Bob.

Fred was born in Neepawa, Manitoba on March 16 at noon, “just in time for lunch”, he always said.

Having spent time in the navy, his heart was always close to the sea and as a result, Fred cherished the years he was a member of the RCNA.

Fred was a kind and generous man with strong family values, who was loved and respected by all who knew him.

A very special thank you to Dr. Trevor Vu for his wonderful care and compassion over the years. Zoe and staff- we thank you also for your kindness during his many office visits.

A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held on Monday April 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kingsway Branch No. 175, 14339 50 Street, Edmonton, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.

  1. Dear Aunty Ann and Bev,
    God Bless You in your time of sorrow. Our family will all miss Uncle Fred and his wonderful sense of humour, love and participation in family gatherings and traditions. Our memories of him will be everlasting.
    Lorna and David

  2. My deepest heartfelt condolences to Ann Shobbrook, Bev Simpson, Pat Simpson & all the family & friends who grieve Fred’s crossing over.

  3. Prayers and blessings for you all as well farewell our naval friend Fred. He has slipped his moorings and gone to sea for his final voyage.

  4. Dear Ann, Bev and pat,
    We offer our condolences in this difficult moment. Fred was an outstanding and humble man who shared his love and good humor freely. His memory keeps him alive in our hearts, we will all miss him in this realm.

  5. Sandy Gow

    Fred was a good man and I will miss him. My condolences to all in his family.

  6. Uncle Fred was an incredibly kind soul who took genuine interest in everyone he met. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunty Ann, Bev and Pat, and family. He is sadly missed but fondly remembered.

    Lerry, Jordan, Earl Hubbs and families.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Loosing someone you love has to be the hardest thing a person has to handle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Take care of yourself and always remember the good times. I am sure there where many,

    As Always
    Love Marian Dann and family

  8. My condolences to the entire family, we loved Fred and will always remember his kind loving heart. We already miss his smiling face and he will always be remembered.

    Zoie & Madhu (DR. VU’S OFFICE)

  9. Dear Ann, Bev and Pat,
    My deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your husband, Ann, your father, Bev and your father-in-law, Pat.
    It was an honor to have known such a great person. He always had a kind word to say and he will be dearly missed.
    May God grant you strength at this difficult time.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Linda Grabas

  10. Thank you for calling and letting me know. So sorry for your loss. Take care

  11. Dear Ann, Bev and Pat,

    We were sadden by the news as we recollect the days when we in Edmonton. He was a charming and joyful person to be with and we cherish many of the photos we constantly look to this day.

    We know the difficult times you all are going through and time will be the healer and take care.

    We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and our prayers for his soul to rest in peace.

    Devi, Jeya, JJ and Roopaa.

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