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Fred Jardine

Fred Jardine

Sunday, June 27th, 1943 - Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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JARDINE, JOHN FREDERIC (Fred) of Collingwood, Ontario died suddenly on August 20, 2019 at their cottage in Cavendish, PEI. He was the beloved husband of Janie (Thode) for 48 years as well as a proud and loving father of Jeff of Troy, Michigan and John (Susan Varickanickal) of Toronto. Fred will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his sisters, Margaret Romcke of Charlottetown (Dr. Bob deceased), Isabel Bruce (Blair deceased) and Rebecca Kalbfleisch (Dr. James deceased) both of Waterloo; Janie’s siblings Margaret Tew (Bruce), Barbara Cufino (Larry), Kathy Thode (Bill Millier) and Tom Thode; as well as his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Fred was born in Summerside, PEI in 1943. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Ingham and Earith (Sinclair) Jardine and Janie’s sister Judy Zerr (Tony deceased).

Fred attended school in Kensington, PEI and St. Dunstan’s University before graduating in 1965 from Mount Allison University and then completing his teacher’s certification in Ontario.

Fred briefly taught high school in South Porcupine and at M.M. Robinson in Burlington, Ontario before settling in Collingwood where he met Janie and raised their family. As a Mathematics teacher at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Fred brought more than a lesson plan as he also enjoyed coaching many sports. He also taught near Pasadena, California for 2 years.

Fred played a lot of golf, hockey and other sports throughout his life. He and Janie also cruised and raced their sailboat on beautiful Georgian Bay. He was Commodore and Fleet Captain of the Collingwood Yacht Club. He served as a Board member and President of the Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club. In retirement, Fred enjoyed road biking and participating in Habitat for Humanity builds. They enjoyed spending winters in Georgia and summers on Fred’s beloved Prince Edward Island.

A memorial donation in Fred’s name can be made to the charity of your choice. 

Visitation will be held in Collingwood’s Trinity United Church sanctuary from 1-4 p.m. on Friday October 4th. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Trinity on Saturday October 5th at 1 p.m.
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Fred Sproule

Posted at 08:34pm
Dear Janie, Jeff and John,

We would like to express our sincere condolences on the loss of Fred. He was an absolutely great human being. He became a master of whatever project he took on. He was a great volunteer in the community and it was an honour to work with him on so many projects such as Habitat, reunions …. . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you.

Fred and Doris Sproule

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Posted at 10:39am
In memory of our special brother!With love, Margaret, Isabel and Rebecca
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Tim and Nancy Mew

Posted at 08:37am
Dear Jane, We were shocked and saddened to learn of Fred's sudden passing. He was a lovely neighbour and great conversationalist. He was a very nice man. There is no doubt that you and your family have wonderful memories that you shall cherish. We pray for you and your family and hope that time will ease the pain. Our deepest sympathy at this time. Tim and Nancy Mew

Kate Eichenberger

Posted at 03:24pm
Dear Janie, Jeff and John,

I was shocked and saddened to read the passing of Fred. My thoughts and heartfelt condolences to you all in your loss.

Kate Lloyd (Eichenberger)

Barbara Sharp

Posted at 12:10pm
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Jardine family. I always remember Fred as a very caring and positive man. He was a dedicated teacher and a supportive friend to his fellow teachers. He was a gracious host. I recall from years back the magnificent lobster dinner that we shared at the home of Janie and Fred. Fred ordered the lobsters flown in from a PEI and he drove to Toronto to meet the plane and served us fresh lobster from his home province. Such a treat! He certainly will be missed. Barb and Wayne Sharp

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