March 17, 1929 – Cotober 21, 2011
Frederik Havekotte resident of Courtenay, B.C., formerly of Cobble Hill, B.C. Suddenly passed away at his Courtenay home.
Frederik was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His primary occupation was Bricklayer. He also operated a dairy farm in the Headquarters area of Courtenay and built several homes on Vancouver Island. He was the bricklayer for the heritage Post Office in Comox, he also built the brick post office in Ladysmith. Frederik was an incredible hard and honest worker who built two to three chimneys a day in his prime. His brickwork is spread throughout Vancouver Island, it will remain standing strong and sturdy for a great amount of time. Frederik was a huge Vancouver Canucks fan. He also enjoyed watching the B.C. Lions, going to Courtenay Evergreen Seniors Center, and bowling.
Frederik is survived by his sons, Henry (Sandra) and Fred Jr. (Cindy), his daughter Ellen (Wayne) and his two grandchildren, Kimberley and Curtis. Frederik is predeceased by his wife Lena, father Hein, mother Wolvje, brother Dirk, and sister Nell, Marrietje and Margaret.
Frederik will always be remembered as a man with a very good heart and soul who was very giving and helpful to all of his children and grandchildren.