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FRIEDRICH WILHELM ALTVATER (FRED)
Born: Mar 13, 1944
Date of Passing: Jul 06, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
FRIEDRICH WILHELM ALTVATER
March 13, 1944 - July 6, 2020
Fred passed away peacefully in Winnipeg with his wife of 51 years, Shirley, by his side.
Fred is lovingly remembered by his children, Angie (Royden), Patricia (Rob), and Robert (Alison). He was Opa to Kimberly, Joshua, Alli, Shayla, Gavin, Aidan, and Austin. They will miss him so much!
Fred worked for Winnipeg Hydro for 36 years. Fred was a minister in the New Apostolic Church for 38 years and enjoyed doing missionary work in Africa, India, and Asia. He was a loved and respected teacher and pastor. Fred was an avid stamp collector since childhood and was an active member of the Winnipeg Philatelic Society.
A special thank you to Dr. Wong and the staff at CancerCare Manitoba, HSC, and also to Dr. Garcia and staff on 3 East - Palliative Care Unit, Riverview Health Centre. We really appreciated their excellent care.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to COVID travel restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Fred's name can be made to any charity or to the NAC Foreign Extension Inc.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
When I was a very young boy in our church on Banning Street, I remember this young man "Fred" was a Sunday School teacher. He carried those wonderful melt-in-your-mouth candy mints in a metal tin - for he was always meticulous and organized. He was kindly and generous and was happy to share with with us; just a genuinely good man. Later on, he became our Priest and Rector and continued his kindness and generosity to us, and eventually through us to many more people. He was and remains a blessing. There are so many words and phrases to describe this man as we were privileged to know him: good, gentle, kind, faithful, true, honest, sincere, selfless, teacher, believer, blessed. These are in addition to him being a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather as well as a true friend and shepherd of souls. But what always stands out to me every time I think upon him and his wife Shirley is that they are STEADFAST in their service to God and for God. He lived what he believed and it was his joy and his strength. We are grateful to God for the gift He gave us in Evangelist Altvater. To prove this, we endeavor to do even a modest part of all the good that he did for us, for we will meet again... - Posted by: Richard Zipplinger (Friend) on: Jul 20, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Shirley and the family. We will miss Fred’s spirited conversation and great sense of humour. We always looked forward to seeing him at functions at Rob and Patti’s home. May you get joy from your memories of Fred and find comfort that he is at peace. David and Terry Murray - Posted by: David and Terry Murray (Friends) on: Jul 11, 2020
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