Fred Michael Urick was born on December 12, 1921 to John and Baraska
(Paula) (nee Seroka) Urick at home on their farm in the Leofeld District. He
was raised there and attended Leofeld School. After leaving school, Fred
worked at a lumber camp and then for a farmer in the Rosetown area. After
which, Fred came home and met Irene Roettger, (the Love of his Life). It took
some time for Fred to finally win Irene over and they got married on July 8,
1947 in Wilmont, SK. They moved to Irene’s parents homestead in the Pilger
area where they raised their 11 children and operated a mixed farm with grain
and livestock. Fred also drove school bus for 13 years in Pilger. In 1978 they
moved to Humboldt to make their home, with Fred continuing to drive bus
for 1 year. Fred also did carpentry work and painting for Hoffman Lumber.
Fred then went on his own to do painting until he was 70 years of age. After
that he retired, but still in his spare time would pick up cars and trucks for
Colony. Fred was a very hard worker, he loved the outdoors, fishing,
going on camping trips with his family, trips to the States, going for coffee at
Colony and loved family get-togethers. Fred was a loving husband, father,
grandfather and great-grandfather. In May of 2016, his daughter Charlene
became his caregiver and in April 2018 Fred moved into Porteous Lodge.
Fred and Irene celebrated their “70th” Wedding Anniversary on July 8, 2017.