Ellis Bird Farm Blog
Frederick George Schutz
Fred Schutz died peacefully with family at his side on March 27, 2019 at the age of 98.
Fred was born in Trochu Alberta on Oct 14, 1920, he lived for 70 years on a homestead in the Blindman River Valley, then moved to Rimbey where he resided until his death.
Fred was an Award winning writer, as well as a naturalist and historian. He travelled the world and loved exploring and adventure. He spent many hours sharing his knowledge of nature, animals, birds and the land.
His interests included, photography, birdwatching, astronomy, and collecting antiques and artifacts. He was a founding member of the Ellis Bird Farm, and Pas-ka-poo Park and Museum. He was the recipient of many awards for his contributions to Alberta and local history.
Fred will be missed by his sister Dorothy Barker, his nephew Allan (Joyce) and his nieces Maureen (Les), Carol (Abe) and Donna, 8 grand nieces and nephews, his very good friend Maxine O’Riordon, and his many friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by his parents Gertrude and Charles, his brother Allan and his nieces Lorraine and Loa.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Rimbey United Church (4931 – 51st Ave), April 13th at 11 am with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ellis Bird Farm, Box 5090, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1W7.
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· Household brooms
· Yarn and plastic lacing cord
· Umbrellas to loan out to visitors on rainy days
· Wooden or nature-based plastic beads for our school and day camp programs
· Old fashioned one-speed bike (to keep the farmstead theme of EBF). This would be used for staff to open and close the gate and other errands around the site.
· Leaf blowers
· Bistro sets (small table, two chairs
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