Passed away on April 21 2022, Frederick Freeman John Rideout at the age of 79. Frederick was born on January 18, 1943. He was raised in a hardworking sawmill family. His career involved working as a logger/pulp wood cutter, truck driver, burner mechanic, carpenter and lastly (albeit very successfully) as a hardworking sawmill operator. He took pride in producing quality product for many alike with a steel hydraulic friction driven carriage system. It can be truly said he was stern and hardworking. His imagination in creating devices such as boom trucks from retired school buses was truly amazing. In his later years he enjoyed going on excursions in the “great outdoors” on his quad or side by side with his brother Edward along with special friends Fred Vineham, Andrew Sheppard, and others. He was predeceased by parents Walter and Violet Rideout; sister Dulcie Rideout; brother-in-law Roger Moyles; sister Ella Smith (Jack); brother Samuel Rideout; and sister-in-law Betty Rideout. Frederick leaves to mourn sons Shawn (Kim) and Trevor (Lisa); grandsons Mark, Michael Rideout (Desaray); great granddaughter Paislee; sister Mabel Froude; brother Hayward (Dorothy), brother Edward (Marva); special friend Barbara Borland, and a circle of other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral or visitation. Burial will be in the Botwood Community Cemetery at a later date.
Anyone wishing to honour Frederick’s memory can donate to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Fred
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hoskins Funeral Homes-Botwood