Fehr, Cecil


Long service awards for dedicated service
October 13, 1934 – May 20, 2015
Cecil was born to parents Marie and John Fehr in Hanna, Alberta.  He attended school to Grade 7 when he quit, going to work on ranches in the area.
In the 1960’s while working on the oil rigs he was presented with Driller’s Safety Certificates; he even spent some time in Kuwait working on the rigs.  In the late 1960’s Cecil moved to the Yukon and started a career with the Northern Canada Power Commission (NCPC). At this time he took heavy duty mechanics and stationary engine courses.  He received long service awards for his dedicated service from 1967-1983 when he retired, but he was re-hired by the same company to work in Inuvik, NWT, which he did until 1993.
Cec was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion in North America’s northern most Branch; Inuvik, NWT Branch #220.  He was also a member of the Elks for many years.
Cecil died peacefully in Heritage House, Stettler, Alberta.
Cecil was predeceased by his sister Carolyn in 1958; father Fohn in 1968; mother Marie in 1972; as well as former wife Josephine Hoffard Fehr.  Cecil is survived by his loving family: son Kelly Botterill of Maple Ridge, British Columbia; daughter Maxine Netro Fehr of Whitehorse, Yukon; two granddaughters, one grandson, one great grandson, three brothers: Don of Wildwood, Ab., Les of Shelburne, Nova Scotia and Herb of Brooks, Ab.; four sisters: Marj Arnold of Courtney, BC, Ilene Wright of Bashaw, Ab., Bev Makarra (Bernie) of Calgary, Ab. and Anna Marie Luchies (George) of Brooks, Ab.; former wife Josephine Netro of Whitehorse, Yukon; other family members and many dear friends.
A celebration of Cecil’s life was held on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Mirror, Ab.  To send or view condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.   Donations in memory of Cec are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, care of Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Ab. T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements.

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