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’Tis a sad day for the Brett Clan for lost is the family’s patriarch.

Frederick James Brett, 77, passed away unexpectedly in the arms of his family on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in Calgary, Alta.

His death will leave a large void in the hearts of his loved ones and many who knew him.

Born May 12, 1935 in Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Mich., Fred leaves behind his loved ones: wife, Ruth Brett (nee Pentney) of Cochrane, Alta.; sons, Mike (wife, Louise), Jeffery (wife, Wanda), Rodger (wife, Mirjam) of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.; and daughters, Amanda and Jocelyn (husband, Blaine McIntyre) of Cochrane, Alta.

He also was grandfather of 12: Shawn, Matthew, Lisa (husband, Matt Sinfield), Nathan, Theresa, Jacob, Broden, Logan, Nicholas, Katie (husband, Rory Stewart), Robin, and Hannah.

Also surviving are his sisters, Helen (Bill) Carte, Beattie Foster, Carmilla Hodgson, and Grace Rader; brother-in-law, Leland Pentney; sisters-in-law, Karen (Tony) Sepers, and Terrill, Laurie, and Jennette Pentney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fred was predeceased by parents, Percy Kinnard Brett and Hilda Amanda Skog; sisters, Mary and husband, Norman Elsden, and Viola and husband, Bill McKie; brother, Charles Brett and wife, Margaret; brother in-law, Dale Rader; in-laws, Ernie and Katie Pentney; sisters-in-law, Carole (nee Pentney) and husband, Sam Berman, and Mary (Leland) Pentney; and brothers-in-law, Buddy, Donnie, and Kenny Pentney.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Bergland Community Hall in Bergland, Ont., with Lay Pastor Carolyn Kreger officiating.

Interment will take place in Morson Cemetery.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.

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