Born May 2, 1922, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on May 26, 2012. He is survived by his wife Irene with whom he shared 70 years during which he built a large loving family. He garnered the respect and admiration of his children (Lody, Eric, Roy, Rene and Patricia), their spouses (Annette, Hellena, Denise, Anne and Henry), grandchildren (Joshua, Gudrun, Uriah, Jesse, Niels, Harold, Deborah, Jennifer, Christopher, Marcel, Allison, David, Lise, Brit, Steven and Nathan) as well as ten great grandchildren. Fritz is survived by his sister Cato and predeceased by his siblings Wilhelmina, Anneke and Albert. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Briggs, Nurse Scott and the staff on 2500 unit at Woodstock Hospital, especially Jen and Melissa, for their tireless care and support. A private family visitation was held. Friends are welcome to join the family for a service to celebrate Fritz’s life at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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