Fred Janzen

January 29, 1943 – June 16, 2021
It is with deep sorrow and broken hearts that we announce that the checkered flag fell on Fred’s earthly race on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021. He went peacefully in his chair holding the hand of his beloved wife and best friend, Vicki, who will mourn his passing deeply. After a very private and brave battle with cancer, he is at rest.
Also left to mourn his passing are his cherished son Jeff (Lisa), his daughter Kenzie, and grandson Miller. Fred had many treasured nieces and nephews but his very special nephew Bob (Laurie) shared a brotherhood with Fred second to none.
Fred was predeceased by his brother Johnny and his sister Nettie-Anne. His loss is profoundly felt by his surviving sisters Lena (Nick) and Rosella, his brother-in-law Ron, and members of the Robson and Janzen families.
He is also survived by his estranged-by-her choice daughter, Myrna Lynn and her children Aly, Andrew and Jared.
Fred was born and raised in Chilliwack, BC. After graduation, he entered vocational school to become a Heavy Duty Mechanic to which he had a long and rewarding career. He was a master of his trade, mentor to many, and his knowledge and troubleshooting skills will leave an unfillable void. His love of speed kept him active in the race car circles most of his life and the #91 – Yates Racing sprint car team let him continue living his dream until COVID hit. His race family was so special.
Fred and Vicki lived an adventurous 42 years together and his presence and humor will be missed by all those that shared in those adventures.
Special thanks to Dr. Helen Anderson and the Victoria Cancer Clinic; Dr. Val Masuda and the Duncan Cancer Clinic; and the amazing palliative care team in Duncan. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing care and compassion you gave to Fred.
Due to the present COVID restrictions, a Celebration of Life is not planned at this time. Enjoy the cocktail hour, think of Fred fondly, and toast a great guy gone far too soon.
Fred’s ashes have been entrusted to his family. Online condolences may be made at along with a more detailed journey of Fred’s life.
If a man’s wealth is measured by the true and lasting friendships he makes in his lifetime, then Fred was truly one of the richest men in this world.
 H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial CentreObituary

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