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Frederick Brannon Haake

September 27, 1943 - November 2, 2022


Fred died surrounded by the loving care of family in his home in Sproule Creek, ending his life where he always wanted to be.   And what a life: beloved husband, father and grandfather, bookseller, children’s book author, luthier, wood turner, sawmill worker, scholar, community activist, trade unionist, amateur astronomer. Fred’s interests and abilities ranged wide and touched many in the community

Following his UC Berkley days studying Electrical Engineering (and Icelandic Literature!) Fred joined the migration north and made his way to Nelson by 1971, where he established his life, built a home in Sproule Creek and raised a family.

Fred is survived by his wife, Heather, his children, Steffan and Megan, step-children, Paul, Kelly and Sarah Fawcett, and grandchildren, Elizobath, Isaiah, Ecco, Jonah, Emma and Sophie, as well as his 3 siblings and their families.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at 2pm on December 11 at Taghum Hall.  Donations in Fred’s name to Dying with Dignity Canada would be gratefully received.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Christine & Gary McCandlish
Relation: friends

Fred was a fine and very interesting fellow. We knew him for many, many years. Hugs to Heather and family.

From: Carl Smith
Relation: Friend

A wonderful person – it was an honour to know him .. we will miss him – Love Carl & Helenora

From: Shirley J Tennant
Relation: Working relationship for many, many years.

Fred was truly a gentleman and great person and would have wanted us to find happiness even while we grieve. I hope that even in this hard time, you find moments of peace. I send my sympathy for your loss.

From: Nick
Relation: Friend

Rest in peace

From: Lynda Iwanik
Relation: Family friend.

Condolences to Fred’s family.

From: Eddie-Jay Robertson

Heather!!! My thoughts are with you at this time. May he be at rest xoxo

From: Brian and Ev Sutton
Relation: Acquaintance

We are so very sorry for your loss

From: Grace Devaux

Dear Heather, so sorry to hear of your loss. Big hugs and lots of love. Cherish all those precious memories. XOXO

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
December 11, 2022
Beginning at 2:00pm

Taghum Hall

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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