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Fred Elford
July 17, 1940 - October 29, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Frederick Allin Elford <br>July 17, 1940 – October 29, 2016 <br>Fred passed away suddenly in Invermere, B.C. at the age of 76. <br>He will be remembered by Patricia, his sons, Jason and Marcus (Tasha), his grandchildren, Cael, Midori, Kiyomi; His brothers, Wesley (Shirley) their two sons and grandchildren (Wisconsin), and Robin his three daughters and grandchildren (Calgary and California) as well as his sister, Roselyn (Rockyford, AB). <br>He was predeceased by his parents; Wesley and Edith Muriel Elford. Fred was born in Toronto, Ontaio and spent his early years in Calgary before moving to the US with his family in 1955. He attended Pennsylvania Military College and graduated from Union College in Kentucky. He and Patricia met in college and were married in 1964. After attending the Boston School of Theology in Boston Massachusetts, he and Patricia moved to Montana where he worked as a supply Pastor for the Methodist Church. Fred received his Master of Education degree at Montana State University and he and Patricia moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1970. Fred worked at William Roper Hull School as a therapist and together with Patricia opened their home to foster children. Fred had a real passion for people and carried that into his next career as a business consultant who immersed himself in the people side of business. Fred was founder of The Foundation for Creative Living, a registered charity devoted to education using a spiritual approach to help people learn to live creatively in a challenging world. Fred was also a writer and poet. His book “Sometimes I Fly, Poetry of the Heart and Soul” was published in 2008. Fred had a passion for the bonsai tree and spent his retirement in Invermere immersed in the creation of magnificent bonsai trees. <br><br></div>