Charles Ostrander

Charles Frederick Ostrander

Friday, January 19th, 1923 - Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Ostrander, Charles Frederick "Fred"
Passed away peacefully, following a life well lived, at Sunnyside Home on February 24, 2020 in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Anne (nee Rooke). Loving father of Greg (Dolores), Dave (Karen) and the late Robert and Susan (Al Gross). Proud Grandpa of Shane, Stacey (Mike Scott), Rachel, Michael and great grandfather of Declan and Isla. Survived by his sister Emily Bolzon and brother Eric Ostrander (Deb). Predeceased by 10 siblings. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.
Fred will be remembered as a man who proudly served his country as a veteran and served his community for 37 years as a firefighter. He was a dedicated husband and a helpful father, neighbour and friend. A special thanks to Linda and Jerry Brenner and Halina for their love, support and care over the years. We would also like to acknowledge the staff at Sunnyside Home for their care over the past few months.
A private family service will be held at the Henry Walser Funeral Home (519) 749-8467. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion (Kitchener Branch 50) or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit for Fred's memorial.
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Linda Brenner

Posted at 12:22pm
Fred was more than just a neighbour and a friend, he was very much like a father (grandfather) figure to my own family. We visited back and forth so very often and when Fred & Anne had their condominium in Florida, they very generously invited us down to stay with them. I will miss Fred very much, he was a very kind and generous man who wouldn’t hesitate to offer assistance of any kind. When we first moved into our house, he was the first neighbour that we met and he came over to give us a hand laying patio stones. Fred will live in my heart forever and I will miss him deeply, but it’s with a content heart, that I know that he is now with his dear wife, Anne.

Bernice Cahill

Posted at 10:39am
What a nice picture of Fred in the newspaper. This is how I will want to remember him (that smile!). I will miss him sitting on his front porch in the summer and my sending him a wave as I passed by or spending a few minutes sitting with him. What a special person he was. I loved him very much. When I broke my leg about 7 years ago, there was Fred offering his walker, wheelchair and anything I would need during my recovery. I was blessed to have known Fred and what a wonderful and kind neighbour he was. God Bless you Fred for all your good works. You were a very special person. Thank you for your war service and being part of keeping this world free. Rest in Peace my friend.

Bernice, Pandora Avenue North.

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