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Frederick Watson Learmonth Kean
October 5, 1930 – December 21, 2022
Fred was born in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland and passed away at age 92 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.
He will be remembered as a quiet spoken man, defined by his sincere integrity, kindness, and love of people. An avid learner, Fred studied everything and everyone and never lost interest or stopped asking questions. He believed in knowing a little something about everything and everyone he met, and his love of trivia was unmatched. His unique sense of humour allowed him to get a laugh or a story out of almost every situation.
After receiving his CMA designation from Heriot-Watt University, Fred immigrated to Canada with his family in 1971 and his Canadian adventure began. He embraced all the country had to offer from following and joining in winter activities to learning to barbeque and play golf in the summer. He especially enjoyed the many happy times spent at the cottage on Bob Lake near Minden.
Fred started his early professional life at Henry Widnell & Stewart Ltd. carpet manufacturers, in Bonnyrigg and spent his entire Canadian business career at CIBC. He was an accountant and financial analyst working mainly in Accounts and Control at Commerce Court. He retired in 1995 after mentoring many colleagues and making friends with all those who worked alongside him.
Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife of over 65 years, Grace (nee Sked), daughter Jennifer (Rev. David Bryant), son Douglas and grandsons Tristan and Devon. Fred always felt so blessed in his life, but we truly were the ones who were blessed.
A man of great faith and a lifelong Anglican, Fred spent his whole life in service to the greater good and never forgot those who were less fortunate. Kindly consider donating to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) in his memory.
A celebration of life will take place on Friday March 24th at 11am at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 31 St. Phillips Road Etobicoke, where we plan to give Fred a joyful sendoff singing his favourite hymns.