Fredrick Arnold Rose

Fredrick Arnold Rose

ROSE, Fredrick Arnold

April 16, 1954 – February 5, 2012

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Fred Rose after a tragic accident on Sunday February 5th, 2012. Fred will be forever remembered by his wife (25 years), work partner and best friend, Karen and their two beautiful children, Erin and Kyle.

Fred was truly a great person and friend to all who knew him. He was a long time resident of Campbell River and very involved with the community he loved, as a businessman and as a volunteer. Fred belonged to the North Island Chef’s Association, as well as the North Vancouver Island Vintage Car Club, but most of his time lately was dedicated to the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Society where he spearheaded the creation of the annual Boat Rodeo on the foreshore. He was passionate about whatever he did and lead by example, touching many lives of those he didn’t know with his overwhelming generosity and big heart, always doing what he could to help someone in need.

Fred lived the ‘West Coast Dream’ everyday enjoying all his surroundings had to offer him. He loved spending time with his friends and family fishing, boating, camping, exploring and creating really great food! He especially loved spending time at the floathouse with Karen and the kids and having their friends show up to enjoy it with them.

His amazing energy and wonderful laugh made being around him always entertaining as he always had a great story to share. We feel so very blessed for the time we were able to spend with this special man. He will be dearly missed by his loving family, colleagues and many friends…Rest in Peace, our friend.

Many thanks, to all the Paramedics, Police, Fire Department, Hospital Staff and Victims Services for all your help and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. While flowers are gratefully accepted donations in Fred’s honour to the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Society would be very much appreciated as a continuing legacy. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

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