Frederick Backlund

Fred was born May 23, 1948 and passed away on October 29, 2015. He is predeceased by immediate family members father Johan (Jack), mother Eva and brother Jim. Fred is survived by his brother Jack (Ethel), numerous nieces and nephews and many very special friends. He was a hard worker in the logging industry for many years who also loved to be outside fishing or sitting around a campfire with friends. He liked to cut firewood and spent his quiet times reading books and playing crib. Fred had Sisu, a Finnish word that is about taking action against the odds and displaying courage and resoluteness in the face of adversity. He had a stoic determination to live life the way he wanted to; was loved by many people and will be sadly missed by all. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 7, 2015 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Lake Cowichan Legion basement. In memory of Freddy, please remember a good deed that he did for you and pay it forward.


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