Thode-Hamilton, Frederick

July 24, 1931 — February 8, 2024

It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of Frederick Paul Thode-Hamilton.

Fred was born in Kiel, Germany and came to Canada in 1956 by boat to Ottawa, train to Edmonton and plane to Yukon Territory with his brother Hans. Together they worked as miners at the United Keno Hill Mines where they met their lifelong friend Hermann Mauthner. His recreational activities in the Yukon included soccer and judo.

Between 1955 and 1971 Fred moved on to various mining positions including exploration for MacDonald Consultants. He also worked in Faro as surface superintendent. In 1975 he moved to Saskatoon to work at Rabbit Lake Uranium Mine as General Manager until his retirement.

During his time in the Yukon, he met the love of his life Shirley at the Mauthner residence. In December 1977 Fred and Shirley married in Australia, Shirley’s birthplace. After Shirley’s retirement from the Saskatoon University Hospital, they both relocated to Invermere, B.C. Fred was active in his church, was a councillor for the District of Invermere, enjoyed nature, his cookies and coffee, loved his family, but his wife was his passion. To see them dance was like watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Family and friends of Fred Thode-Hamilton would like to extend a huge Thank You to all staff and doctors at Columbia House for the outstanding level of care you provided. He is survived by his sister Maggie in Germany, brother Hans in Idaho, nephew Brian, niece Brenda (Tony), and children Breanna, Savanna and extended Mauthner family. Shirley and Fred are together again and dancing to all the classics.

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