The family of Frederick (Fred) Volk sadly announce his passing on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the age of 68 years.
Beloved husband of Beverley Volk, and father of Damian, Ryan, & Shane.
It was Fred's request that there be no funeral service at this time.
Frederick David Volk was born on April 16, 1951 at Kerrobert, SK. His parents were Ted Volk and Madeline (Mosser) Volk. The youngest of four, Fred grew up on the same family farm near Broadacres where he would eventually make his own home. Many happy growing years were spent with his older sisters, Marjorie and Angeline, and his older brother Ted, riding horses around the countryside, playing sports from basketball to volleyball to hockey, and tending to the business of the farm. At 16, he meet and fell in love with the great love of his life, Beverley Norris, at one of the many dances of the day, and would often take great joy in retelling this episode of his life. They would eventually be married in Broadacres in 1972, and would raise three boys of their own; Damian, Ryan, and Shane. Fred and Bev enjoyed many years of travelling the world together; whether flying to destinations, or on their motor bike, site seeing, or summer weeks spent with their boys fishing and playing golf at the lake, or persuing the “Big One” as an avid hunter. Fred was always involved in school sports and was counted as one of the best athletes to come out of the area. His above average toughness saw him break opponents bones on the fastball field who dared to try to slide into home against him. Early in his career, Fred played for Baloil, and went on to catch for the best pitchers to come out of Kerrobert, for some of the best teams the province has ever seen in the Merchants, the Canadians, and later, the Masters. His prowess as an incredible hitter was well known seeing him hit in the 4 spot most of his career. It was commented that Fred had the ability to push homeruns out with his massive forearms, even when balls were pitched above his eyes. He also had a long career as a top hockey official in the SAHA, eventually becoming a supervisior and a mentor to many younger officials. Fred was always known as a trustworthy, stand-up man, being the one to take charge of tough games where others would fear to tread, and also taking charge of the young players he valued while coaching on the ice, or on the ball diamond. Many players have mentioned how Fred was like a father-figure to them, as he took each young athlete under his wing as if they were his own children. He always put his boys and his family first, taking them everywhere he went and giving them the dominant portion of his efforts and time, a true family man not often seen. Fred’s love of people and ability to command a room where well known by those who knew him. He used his exceptional mechanical skills to learn the trade of automotive mechanics, working in Saskatoon for Sherwood Chev and then in Edmonton before he and Bev moved back to the farm in 1976. He had a passion for creating with his hands which meant building models, fashioning leather projects for family and friends, wiring anything, and fixing any problem that farm life could throw at him. He took great pleasure in everything from driving his horses to building a beautiful home for his family. Fred passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 68, the morning of Dec 1, at the Kerrobert Hospital with his family around him. Fred’s energy and presence will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
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