Cook, Fred Robinson

Born in Meaford on April 25, 1934, a son of the late Grenville and Dora (nee Robinson) Cook, Fred passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Saturday July 18, 2020 at the age of 86.

Fred was a life long resident of Meaford where he attended Knox Presbyterian Church. He will be recalled for his great sense of humour and was very family oriented.  He will be remembered for his dedication to fruit growing, working in the family orchard and cold storage business in the former St. Vincent Township.  Fred was a member of the Meaford Curling Club and was an armchair sports fan and supported the M.A.A.A. in his earlier years.  Fred especially loved to travel enjoying several cruises and trips abroad as well as touring Canada from coast to coast.

Fred married the former Shirley Lang on July 13, 1957 and the couple had just recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary.  He will be forever remembered as a dedicated father and Dad to daughters  Jennifer and her husband Bill Pearson of Meaford and Jane and her husband Wayne Vollett of Hanover.

He is also survived by his sister Dorothy Pillgrem (late Doug Richardson and late Fred Pillgrem), and brother Alan Cook and his wife Leanne of Meaford. His brother Murray Cook predeceased him earlier in this year and he is remembered by his sister-in-law Lois Cook, also of Meaford.

Fred was a special uncle to Judy and her husband Laurie Hill and their children Cameron and the late Kelleen Hill, David and his wife Sue Richardson and their daughter Kelly (Mark) Woodhouse and their children Sawyer, Marly and Nixon, and Jeff and Kerri Cook.

A private family funeral service celebrating Fred’s life, officiated by Rev. Anne-Marie Jones, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford followed by a service of committal and interment at Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Knox Presbyterian Church or the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON  N4L 1B9.  www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at Meaford Long Term Care Centre for their compassion and support through the last two years.

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Service: Private Family service at Ferguson Funeral Home Meaford

Donations: In Lieu of Flowers: Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary or Knox Presbyterian Church (cheques only please) would be appreciated
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Marj.Miller
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Shirley and family.. so sorry to hear about Fred. We went to High School together, so I have know Fred for many years. I’m sure he will be sadly missed. Thinking of you. Marj. Miller

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  2. Sue & Orville Boyd
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    We would like to extend our sympathy to the entire Cook family at this sad time.

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  3. Mary Ellen Kent
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    So sorry you have to say farewell to a husband and father that was so precious to everyone. Always remember a twinkle in his eyes. All my thoughts.

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  4. Lorraine Dinsmore
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Keith and Lorraine
    Our deepest sympathy to Shirley and the rest of the families. He was a very kind and great neighbour to us.

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  5. Bev and Glenn Caswell.
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Our sincere sympathy to all the family. Fred was such a nice man. He had a wonderful smile. He will be greatly missed.

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  6. Trudi and Brian Wiley
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    So sad to hear of your loss. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

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  7. Frania Banks
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Another good one has left us. May he Rest In Peace. Condolences to the girls and their husbands and to Shirley. Virtual hugs to all of you. Love. Frania Banks

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  8. Deb and Gene
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Wonderful tribute of a kind friendly guy who always had time for a laugh, sincere sympathy Shirley, Jennifer, Jane and family, cherish all the memories

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  9. Bryan & Patty Lowe
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    So sorry to hear that Fred passed away. Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire family.
    Bryan & Patty Lowe

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  10. Hélène Hoggarth
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    My heart, thoughts, prayers and deepest of sympathies are with you folks. May the treasured memories you share help you through the most difficult of times. Hugs.

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  11. Joan Smith
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Our condolences to Shirley, Jennifer, Jane and family. Fred always had the best smile. Cherish your memories. Joan and Al

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  12. Paul & Sharon Dunn
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Dear Shirley & family:

    Sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Cherish your memories.

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  13. Jason N. Baker
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Mrs. Cook, Jennifer & Jane, and Families.
    My Deepest Condolences and Sympathy to You all. I am sorry to Hear about Your Husband & Dad’s passing! Mr. Cook was a wonderful Man! He will be truly missed!
    My thoughts and prayers and Love are with You at this difficult time.

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  14. Fran Austin
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer, Jane and your families and friends I want to extend my sincere condolences to you all at this time of Fred’s passing. You will have so many beautiful memories. Keep them close to your hearts. Fran Austin

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  15. Sandra (Uhrig) Reinhardus
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Dear Shirley and Jennifer and Jane. So very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. he will be missed by all who knew him. He was such a nice fellow and you two made such a great couple. Remember the good times you had in life and Fred will never be far away. Please take care and know I am thinking of you all in your sorrow. Please take care and stay safe Your Cousin Sandra Reinhardus

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  16. Jackie Grant
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Sorry to hear about Fred’s passing Shirley.

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  17. Ellie and Merv Smith
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He always had a smile on his face. Condolences to all the family. He will be greatly missed.
    Ellie and Merv

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  18. Sandra Pyatt
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Dear Shirley, Jennifer, Jill and families
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Jennifer, I know from our conversations, that you cherished him. I hope that all the wonderful memories, pictures and stories help you all through the difficult days ahead.
    Deepest sympathies,
    Sandi Pyatt

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  19. Linda Ormsby
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Fred has moved again from the hood, only this time he has moved to his permanent home.
    He was a great neighbour & friend.
    My condolences Shirley, Jennifer, Jane & Families

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  20. Doug & Denyse Ardiel
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Our sincere sympathies to you and your family, Shirley. We know you will have many wonderful memories to help you during this time and in the days ahead.

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  21. Colleen Hurst
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Mrs. Cook and family He was a great man. You’ll have many special memories. I’m terrible sorry for your loss xo

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  22. Deb and Dan Shaw
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    So sorry to hear that we have lost another iconic Meaford gentleman. Dan and I offer our heartfelt condolences and hope that you find comfort in your memories

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  23. Tom and Dale Traversy
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May fond memories of many happy times together with Fred give you comfort and peace.

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  24. Bonnie Hammond
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley & Family – so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He will be missed by many. Remember all the good times! Bonnie Hammond

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  25. Marilyn and Ed Ormsby
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    What a Guy, Fred was always able to Brighten up the Dullest Day. We shared many laughs during orchard visits or curling functions.
    Shirley, Jen and Bill, Jane and Wayne you must take Great comfort in knowing you had One of The Good Guys with you all these years.

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  26. David and Myrna Bumstead
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer, Jane and the entire Cook family:
    So sorry for your loss. Fred was wonderful guy and will be missed
    David & Myrna

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  27. Merle Cooper
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley and family. I was saddened to learn at you sad loss. My sincere sympathy to all. Merle Cooper

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  28. Frank and Janet Bassingthwaite
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Dear Shirley, Jennifer, Bill, Jane and Wayne
    Janet and I were saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. May your many memories of his kind and humorous character and good times together be of comfort to you .
    Janet and Frank

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  29. MAC CAESAR
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley and family sorry to hear of Fred’s passing he was such a happy and funny guy .

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  30. BR Esplen
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley and family: Sorry to hear that another of our small group of Sunday school attendees has passed. I’ll continue to cherish the photos of Fred’s big smile taken by our mothers many years ago. God bless your family.
    Bud Esplen.

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  31. Deborah Chapman
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer, Bill, Jane and Wayne ~
    Fred truly was a sweet man. He sure loved to tease and always a quick smile.
    Curling with him was fun too!
    He was fortunate to have a loving family surrounding him always.
    Our sincere sympathy
    Thoughts are with you all.
    Deb and Jim Chapman

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  32. Barry Moore
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    My condolences to the entire Cook family at this time of loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Barry Moore

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  33. Shirley Cook
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Thanks so much Sandra.He was declared Palliative on July 3 so we had two weeks with him.We were able to come and go as we wished .

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  34. Don&Cay Fraser
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Sorry for your loss. Fred was always friendly and happy, we will miss him.

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  35. Bill and Barb MacNeil
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley and family, We were so sorry to hear of Fred passing. What a great guy. He was one of the first people we met when we moved to Meaford in 1960. He and Bill had a lot of laughs over the years. Just think of all your good times together.

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  36. Fran and Bud Falls
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley and Family, sorry for your loss of Fred as he enters his Eternal Heaven, remember all the good times, in the times when grief overcomes you.

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  37. Jim & Isabel Almond
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy Shirley, Jennifer Jane and family. Fred always left a visit with you smiling. He had such a great sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye. He will be missed by all .

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  38. Brian, Linda, Melissa, Scott and Families
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer, Bill, Jane, and Wayne,
    Sending our sincere sympathy to you all.

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  39. cynthia loucks
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Freds passing. Our prayers are with you.

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  40. Dave and Kathryn
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer & Bill, Jane & Wayne

    Our Condolences to you. He was a great guy had a lot of fun at cards and curling, he will be missed.

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  41. Sharon McWhirter
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Jane,
    I’m so sorry for your loss! I’ll always remember your dad with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. My heart goes out to you and your mom and Jennifer. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug!!
    Sharon

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  42. Holly Fiegehen
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    So sorry Shirley but am glad you got in to be with Fred during this covid mess. Sending big virtual hugs & love to all.

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  43. Ann Wright
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    So sorry for your loss Shirley and all the family.

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  44. Rob Gardner
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    For all of the Cook family, my sincere condolences about Fred’s passing.
    Great colleague in the apple growing fraternity.
    Rob and Lynn

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  45. Karen & Tom Trusler
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Dear Shirley & Family:
    So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Cherish the wonderful memories that you. Our sincere sympathies are with you at this difficult time.

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  46. Faye Fisher
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer, Jane and family. Our sincere sympathies at the loss of your husband and Dad. Thinking about you. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you have. ❤️
    Faye and Steve

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  47. Jennifer Dorgelo
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Dear Shirley, Jennifer & Bill, Jane & Wayne:
    Thinking of all of you at this very sad time. May your memories of a wonderful husband and father always be with you and close in your hearts. Take care of each other.
    Jennifer

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  48. Ann Wright
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

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  49. Glen McMillan
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Shirley:
    We will always remember Fred’s sense of humor no matter how bad we curled. Our deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Linda and Glen McMillan.

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  50. Barbara Stanley-Bittorf
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Dear Shirley, Jennifer and Bill, Jane and Wayne,
    So sorry to hear about Fred. Our thoughts go out to you at this difficult time.
    Sending lots of hugs.
    Aaron and Barbara Bittorf and family

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  51. Rachael Rowsell
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    My sincere condolences to you Shirley and the family. I had the pleasure of taking care of Fred for a short while at the Meaford Nursing Home before moving to Unit 1 at the home. May Fred rest in peace and he will be forever in our hearts. My prayers are with you. Sincerely Rachael

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  52. Dave and Val Roulston
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    To Shirley , Jenn and Jane. So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  53. Robert Anderson
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer, Jane and all the family. Fred was such a good man with a beautiful smile on his face no matter when. He will be missed by a lot of people. Bob & Gail Anderson

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  54. Maarten and Doreen Keyzer
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer and Bill, Jane and Wayne. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Maarten and Doreen Keyzer

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  55. Valerie Shaw
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Shirley I am so very sorry to hear you have lost your soulmate. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You have so many cherished memories.

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  56. Brenda Casselman
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer, Jane and families,
    We were so sorry to hear about Fred, your wonderful husband and father. May the support of those that love and care about you help ease some of the pain of your loss. Take care of each other and take the time you need. He was a good man and will be missed and always remembered. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs.
    Ken and Brenda Casselman

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  57. david and kathy sled
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    We are very sorry for the loss of your dear Husband and Father. May the good memories you have help you in these sad times.

    Sincerely,
    David and Kathy Sled

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  58. Wendi Cochrane
    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Shirley, Jennifer, Jane and family
    Our sincere condolences of Fred’s passing. I have been so privileged to have met Fred and spend time with him.
    All my love
    Wendi Derek Kate and Steve

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  59. Lynn and Jeffrey Storey
    Friday, July 24, 2020

    Shirley, Jen and Bill, Jane and Wayne

    Thinking of all of you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

    Lynn and Jeffrey Storey

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