Funeral Service Attendant
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-614-8016
Office Phone: 306-522-3232
Fred’s caring personality and life experience has truly made a great contribution to the Speers team.
After Fred finished primary school in Troon, Scotland, his family decided to move to Canada, specifically to the area just outside of Toronto. After completing his high school education, and training as a draftsman there, Fred went on to work in the drafting department at Orenda Engines Ltd., where he was involved with design drawings for the Iroquois engine that was to power the Avro Arrow. His final job before the project was shut-down was various assembly drawings for the Avro Car project, which was a low level flying saucer.
When the Arrow project came to an end, he continued his drafting skills with Jacuzzi Canada Ltd., where he was introduced to the pump; softener and filtration industry. This would be the industry that he embraced as a long term career. After moving into the sales and marketing areas within the manufacturing of these products, he was recruited many years later by a pump and softener manufacturing company in London, ON. This company was subsequently bought by WaterGroup Companies Inc. where Fred moved to Regina as the Director of Marketing.
After working on a project for Speers and meeting the staff, Fred was most impressed by the quality; dedication, and caring personalities of everyone in the organization, and set-out to become a part time Funeral Attendant with Speers’ which became a reality for him in the late summer of 2012.
Fred studied acting as well as voice acting training, which made him a huge asset to all the movie and television shows made in Saskatchewan in recent years. He can still be seen in many re-runs, and in TV commercials. His voice has also been used in both radio and TV commercials, as well as at a static display at Government House in Regina. He is a regular volunteer at Access 7 where you can find him both in front of, and behind the camera, or floor directing a show. When Fred isn’t busy with work at Speers, TV and volunteering, he entertains for retirement residents and senior groups with his amazing ability as a ventriloquist.
Fred’s upbeat personality, calm demeanor and love of helping people makes him a great fit to the Speers team.
Fred can be reached by calling Speers at 306-522-3232