Frederick George Diehl
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a much-loved husband, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Frederick George Diehl, age 80, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Sunday, May 23, in the Stratford General Hospital.
Born in Stratford, he was the son of Frederick George Diehl Sr. and Margaret Isabella Chesney. He is survived by his dear wife, Patricia (Schmidt): sister Kaye Diehl; nephew Rob (Carmela) Wreford; nieces Katie Wreford, Susan Dunfield, Caryn (Steve) Scott, and Aymey (Rob) Austdone. He is also survived by much loved great nieces and nephews and cousins as well as the Schmidt family: Ken Schmidt, Shirley Vandervoort, Janet Schumacher, Hugh and Doreen Schmidt, Audrey and Tony Rotherham, Harry Schmidt, and JoAnn and Andy Halliday.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law Marnie and Bill Wreford, and Eleanor and John Dunfield; father and mother-in-law Alphonse and Madeline Schmidt; brothers and sisters-in-law Jim Schmidt, Gale Schmidt, Myrt Schmidt, Jerry Vandervoort and Pauline Schmidt.
Fred had a quiet nature but will be remembered for his great sense of humour and his love of classical and choral music. He also loved to putter, especially in his garden. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and sang, for many years, in the church choir. He spent most of his working life as a technician with Bell Canada. He is also remembered as one who was always there ready to help be they family, friends or neighbours.
At Fred’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place and a family graveside service will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations, to the charity of one’s choice, can be made through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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