Frederick Faulkner was born on May 29, 1933 in Bass River, Nova Scotia and passed away at home on March 27, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Fred moved to Quesnel in 1952, where he worked in small sawmill camps that were scattered around the Quesnel area. The family lived in different areas of Quesnel before making the Kersley area their home for 47 years. Fred worked for the Kersley lumber company for numerous years. In 1978 Fred and his sons started Faulkner logging. He had spent most of his life working in the forestry sector.
Fred had many interests. Antiques were part of his life. He enjoyed collecting old clocks and old tractors. The tractors were fixed up, painted and driven around the yard eventually ending up on the front lawn for all passing by to see. Whenever any of the grandchildren came around, he always offered them a ride. He then decided old handsaws may be a good thing to have, so he started a row of these. Farming was another passion of Fred’s life. In his spare time he still found time to attend auctions. If there was an action, he was there.
Frederick was a well loved and admired person, he has a large family and group of friends that will miss him very much. He will always be remembered.
Fred is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Rick (Bev) and Marty (Terri), daughters Janet (Doug) and Brenda (Stuart), daughter-in-law Cherie, many grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by two sons, Leslie and Keith, and his granddaughter Leah.