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August 3, 1939 - December 31, 2013
EMPEY, Fred It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our father Fredrick (Fred) William Empey. Fred passed away peacefully on December 21, 2013 at the Royal Jubilee Richmond Pavilion in Victoria with his daughter by his side. Fred was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on August 30, 1939. He served 20 years with the Royal Canadian Navy and 10 years with the Bank of Montreal. After he retired from the bank in 1987, he returned to Victoria where he resided with longtime friend Ann Wenham. Fred is predeceased by his wife Joan (1977), his parents Kathaleen & George, his older brother George Ennis, grandson Evan (2008) and granddaughter Brittany (2009). Fred leaves behind his oldest daughter Karen and her son Jason. Fred’s youngest daughter Lee-Ann, her husband Rick and children Katie and Ben. Also his brother Roy, sisters Carol Wilson and Jo-Ann (Alex) Waskul. Heartfelt thanks to the nurses at the Richmond Pavilion for their excellent care and kindness. In lieu of flowers donations to the Royal Canadian Legion branch #172 would be greatly appreciated. Memorial Service in honor of Fred to be held at the Esquimalt Legion on Monday January 13th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.