Fred Thistle

Fred Thistle

Tuesday, April 18th, 1939 - Friday, April 17th, 2020
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With heavy hearts and grave sadness, we announce that Frederick Thistle of Listowel passed away at Palmerston & District Hospital in his 81st year.

Fred leaves behind his wife of 56 years Ella (Krüger) Thistle. Loving father of Susan & Kevin P. Lynch of Waterloo. Grandfather of Michael William Grace of Waterloo, Natasha (Grace) & Scott Detweiler of Elmira, and Christopher & Marcedes Grace of Walton. Great-grandfather of Colby and Brooklyn Detweiler of Elmira, and Mason, Sophia, Cohen, Dawsyn, and Austin Grace of Walton.

Survived also by brothers Ken (Diana) McLeod, Alex (Delphine) McLeod, George (Mary) McLeod and his sister Susan (George) Campbell.

Fred was predeceased by his mother Nellie Victoria Bishop, brothers Ernest (Emma) McLeod, Charles (Ann) McLeod and by sisters Geneva (Jim) Brown, Rose (Jim) Funderburke and Sheila Petrie.

Frederick served in the Canadian military from November, 1959 until his honourable discharge in June 1969. He and his wife Ella returned to Canada with their daughter Susan where they built their family life. Fred will be forever remembered for the love of his daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and of course the Toronto Maple Leafs. You will forever be in our hearts and very dearly missed.

Private family arrangements have been entrusted to Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel and a celebration of Fred’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations to Sunbeam Centre or Kids Ability would be appreciated.

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Private family arrangements have been entrusted to Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel and a celebration of Fred’s life will be held at a later date.


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Edna Anderson

Posted at 11:52am
I am sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I have fond memories of the time he spent with us in St. Thomas. Gary, Karen, and I send our condolences to you and your family. Love Edna (Bishop) Anderson and family.

Guy Bishop

Posted at 07:04am
So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing.I have so many wonderful memories of growing up together.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult times

Herb & Shirley Flight

Posted at 10:48pm
Ella,Susie & family,It was with deep regret we learned of Fred’s passing.So many memories come flooding through our minds.There are so many wonderful things that can be said about Fred, but he was a humble man so we won’t won’t go into his achievements,only to say he was a wonderful husband,father,grandfather and friend.An all around good guy.Our thanks to you Fred for your service to our country and our thanks for being a wonderful family member.Ella,Susan , Fred’s extended family members , our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most sad time.We wish we could be by your side to offer our love ,strength and support.May God in His tender mercy grant you peace and grace .Rest in Peace Fred,your work on earth is done . Herb & Shirley Flight,Victoria, Newfoundland

Edith Bishop

Posted at 03:42pm
Ella , Susie and family, we were so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Our sincere sympathies go to you all at this most difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.
Emrys and Edie Bishop
Cambridge, On

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