It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Karl Novotny after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his partner, Barbara; son, Michael; daughter, Glenda; sister, Hana Furstova; former wife, Helena as well as extended family.
Fred (Beda) was born and raised in Prague, Czechoslavakia. He escaped the oppression of communism and received his refugee asylum in Denmark in the fall if 1964. Fred immigrated to Canada in 1967 where he started his own highly successful construction companies operating in Vancouver and Whistler.
Although he immigrated to Canada he never forgot his roots. After the fall of the iron curtain, he was able to reconnect with his sister and extended family and stayed in touch ever since. He was loved very much and will be missed. On retirement, he moved to the sunny Okanagan to enjoy his new “work”…. golfing at St. Andrews By the Lake.
Fred was a strong personality, and ever the optimist. He valued family, and was a good provider. His love for Stella Artois was never ending…his many friends and co-workers would often enjoy a beer with him in Tapleys Pub in Whistler. Na Zdravi Beda!!
“Those we love can never be more than a thought away…. For as long as there’s a memory, they live in our hearts to stay.” No longer by my side, forever in my heart….
We all miss you. Love Barbie, Glendy and Mikey Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.everdenrust.com.