PoppyWORTS, Frederick Charles (Fred), formerly of St. Thomas, after a short illness, passed away peacefully at Welland Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in his 89th year.  Loving husband of the late Iris (2011).  Survived by children, Brian Worts (Judianne) of Uxbridge, Kevin Worts (Pam) of London, Crystal Trojek (Scott) of St. Thomas, and Vicki Loomis (Jim) of St. Catharines, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a sister, Florrie in England, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Fred was proud to serve with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy in England, before immigrating to Canada from England with his wife Iris in 1947 with nothing but a suitcase and a few dollars.  Fred worked at St. Thomas Metal Signs and later Northern Telecom until his retirement at age 59.  He loved hobbies, and during his life enjoyed auctioneering, tropical fish, model trains and model shipbuilding.  Fred always took great pleasure in ‘making something out of nothing’ and admired that quality in others.  In his final years, he frequently said, “I’ve had a good life.”  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  Private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday evening, April 11th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A public memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 12th at 9:30 a.m.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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