Fukuo Fred Watanabe
Fukuo Fred Watanabe, of Riverview, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Dec.30 at the age of 74. He was the son of the late Suejyu and Misa Watanabe.
Fred was born in Itabashi, Japan in 1945 where he completed his schooling at Oji Technical High School. He immigrated to North America in 1967 and permanently settled in Moncton in 1971 where he met and fell in love with his wife, Marie. He was an Electronic Technologist having worked at Nav Canada for 31 years until his retirement at the age of 61.
Fred loved to golf and in the last 5 years, he scored two hole-in-ones and an albatross. He was also very active in his community through Badminton & Pickleball.
Above all else, Fred was most passionate about his family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Marie; his son Akio; his daughter Misa and her husband James; his son Koji & his wife Alys; his daughter Toshiko and her husband Licio; and his six grandchildren: Evan, Avery, Lyriel, Cadence, Alessio & Amelia.
In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview on Jan. 2nd between 2-4pm and 6-8pm with an opening eulogy at 6:30pm.
Donations in Fred's memory made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by his family.