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FISCHER, Frederick "Lamar"

FISCHER, Frederick

Frederick “Lamar” Fischer
April 15, 1946 - May 26, 2017
Peacefully and with his daughter holding his hand, Lamar passed away in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on May 26, 2017 at the age of 71. Born April 15, 1946 at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, twin brother to Louise, Lamar grew up in Estevan, Saskatchewan.
In 1971 he moved west to Kelowna to start a family and build a lifelong career; a career of developing & construction; creating & finishing. He was a carpenter by trade and his hammer led him to live in Wetaskwin, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Salmon Arm and Edmonton. For the past 10 years he’s been retired and living in Vernon. He was a man of grit, ambition and adventure. In his early days he formed waterski pyramids in the Old Kelowna Regatta and raced slalom from Penticton to Vernon. He loved to hunt, camp, golf and play shortstop and Canasta.
Lamar is predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Madge Fischer and an infant brother. Lamar is survived by his two sisters; twin Louise Bassendowski (Mel) of Martensville, SK and Marlene Esper of Sherman Oaks, CA; his two children: Leah Podollan (David) of Coldstream and Brent Fischer of Vernon; his three grandchildren: Victoria and Daxton Podollan and Tristan Fischer; his niece Anastasia Esper; his nephews Shawn Caswell and Christopher Esper; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles and cherished friends
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Long and the compassionate nursing staff at VJH. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 2pm at the Podollan Home, 8312 Kalavista Drive, Coldstream, BC.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155

Link: www.vernonfuneralhome.com
Condolence Messages
  • Jun 14, 2017
    My deepest sympathies to Louse and Marlene and Lamar 's family. My memories go back to Estevan Collegiate where Louise and I were best friends.
    I was living in Kelowna when Lamar and family moved there and we reconnected.
    I can't imagine that he us gone. So sad.
  • May 31, 2017
    So sorry to hear of Lamar's passing which was way too soon. I worked with Lamar in Tumbler Ridge and have only fond memories of him. May you all be surrounded by friends and family who care, words that soothe, hugs that warm, memories that console, and love that heals.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Lexi Sherman
  • May 31, 2017
    Leah and family,
    So sad to hear about your Dad's passing. Our early days in Dawson Creek living in Cedarwood Court with your family as neighbours are such great memories. Such fun parties we had!
    May you find consolation in the thought that we are all thinking of you with deepest sympathy.
    Marie (Plant) Chilton,
    Barry, Jr. and Catherine Plant