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Fred (Alfred) Henry Paterson, of Saskatchewan, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

He was born Sept. 25, 1958 to Betty and the late Alex Paterson of Devlin, Ont.

Fred completed his Grade 12 and then went on to take college courses.

He married the late Rhonda (Lampi) and together they raised two children, Crystal and John. Fred later married Julie (Fedoruk) and raised Kristina and Kody.

Fred had many talents and skills. In his younger years, he worked as a logger and lineman, and was very talented at carpentry and also was mechanically inclined.

He later started his own business, Paterson Contracting. Most recently, he enjoyed working for Griffin Construction, where he had many friends.

Fred loved horses, dogs, farming, and antique vehicles. He enjoyed his hobby farm, where he grew his own vegetables and loved to tinker around the farm.

He loved “Toonie Tuesdays” at KFC, and had a love for Western movies and books. His favourite movie was “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Fred loved his family and friends, and everyone enjoyed his company. He could be counted on for anyone who needed him.

Fred also loved his coffee for his “brainstorming time.”

Fred is survived by his children, Crystal (Deb), John (Megan), Kristina, and Kody; mother, Betty; siblings, Emily (Grant) Watson, Debby (Ron) Chase, Dale (Mike) Paterson, Jeanne Pasch, June (Bruce) Haver, and Albert (June) Haver; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the local food banks—two of Fred’s charities that he was passionate about helping.

A private memorial service and celebration of Fred’s life will be held at a later date.