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FREEMAN: Kenneth James “Fritz”formerly of Lucan

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On July 25, 2019 @ 1:01 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 53 Comments

FREEMAN: Kenneth James “Fritz”formerly of Lucan

Peacefully with his family at his side at Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, one day shy of his 64th birthday and formerly of Lucan. Beloved son of the late Jim (2014) and Donna (2011) (Young) Freeman. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Jerry Freeman of Astorville, Rick and Wilma Freeman, and Ken Latta all of Lucan. Ken will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Janis Latta (2007) and sister-in-law Sharon Freeman (2014). Fritz was a long time employee at Dashwood Industries. Carrying on the family tradition, he embraced hockey in Lucan. He was a trainer, a coach and the manager of the Lucan Irish 6 for many years.

Friends will be received at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday from 4-7 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 27th at 11 AM. Cremation with interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lucan Irish 6 Hockey Club or Humane Society London & Middlesex. 

Condolences for the family of “FREEMAN: Kenneth James “Fritz”formerly of Lucan”

Condolence from Steve Revington on July 25th, 2019 1:22 PM

My sincere condolences to the Freeman family. Ken and I shared quite a few memorable experiences growing up in Lucan. Singing duet in the Middlesex Music Festival, choirs, school, playing every kind of hockey and lots and lots of biking. Always a team player and terrific guy. Rest In Peace Fritz!

Condolence from Joan Cleave on July 25th, 2019 1:47 PM

My condolences to the Freeman Family…Ken was a pleasure to know and work with during my years at Dashwood Industries….

Condolence from Dean and jackie Densmore on July 25th, 2019 3:29 PM

So sorry to hear about Fritzs passing. Sending our deepest sympathy to Rick Wilma and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Fritz

Condolence from Brent Froats on July 25th, 2019 3:44 PM

My Sincere condolences to the Freeman family, know Ken for many years you could always see him at the rink.
May you Rest in Peace Fritz!

Condolence from Jason Bukala on July 25th, 2019 3:49 PM

So sorry to hear “Fritz” has passed.
A huge part of our Championship Teams while managing the Irish.
Anyone would be hard pressed to find a person more dedicated to his community.
He will be missed.
Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Jason and Michelle Bukala

Condolence from Don Oesch on July 25th, 2019 3:57 PM

Shared many a good laugh with Ken at Dashwood many years ago. An all around great guy. Condolences to all of his family

Condolence from Tom Hearn on July 25th, 2019 4:41 PM

Sad news! Ken was a good friend of mine from childhood to the present! We had a lot of good times. He was a real big contributor to hockey organizations in Lucan. I’ll miss him.

Condolence from Danny Stuckless on July 25th, 2019 5:48 PM

Good memories growing up on Princess Street with Ken. As years went by it was nice running into him at the Lucan arena from time to time. Rest In Peace ol’ friend.

Condolence from Maureen Wood on July 25th, 2019 6:12 PM

My Sympathy to Ken’s Family,I was a co-worker with Ken At Dashwood Industries
A few Years ago,
R.I.P Ken

Condolence from Luitje Kapp on July 25th, 2019 6:39 PM

Worked with Ken for many years at Dashwood Industries in shipping and on the patio door line. It was always a pleasure and a fun time. Lots of good memories. R.I.P. my friend. ( Take that walk on the wild side )

Condolence from Doug , Hayley and Emily Haskett on July 25th, 2019 8:08 PM

Very sorry to hear of Fritz’s passing. I will always have awesome hockey memories to look back on.

Condolence from Ken andShirley (Heywood)Simpson on July 25th, 2019 8:43 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the Freeman Family on the passing of Ken. Your in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Condolence from Warren Nye on July 25th, 2019 8:53 PM

My deepest condolences to the Freeman family.
Fritzy you will be missed, one of a kind of guy, a true hockey man.

Condolence from Bill & Karen Cornelissen on July 26th, 2019 6:22 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Ken will be missed by all.

Condolence from Andy and Sherrie Ross on July 26th, 2019 7:39 AM

My condolences go out to the Feeman family. Fritz had a very positive impact on all of us during our years with the Lucan Irish. He always had something positive to say when things weren’t necessary going well. And a funny comment or story to tell over a few pops at the hotel after a practice or game. Rest in peace Fritz, you will be missed.☘️

Condolence from Paul Augustine on July 26th, 2019 8:14 AM

I am very saddened to hear about Ken. Rest in Peace and, Thanks for the Memories!!!

Condolence from Cliff Price on July 26th, 2019 8:18 AM

My thoughts are with you Rick, and your family on this sad day.

Condolence from Gary &Linda Hayter on July 26th, 2019 8:43 AM

To the Freeman families. Gary and l were so sorry to hear of Kens passing. Have a lot of good memories when our kids played hockey. May you rest in pease.

Condolence from Pat Holland on July 26th, 2019 9:42 AM

I am deeply sadden reading of Ken’s (Fritz) passing, Many years have passed since I have seen Fritz and now going back in time remembering his passion and dedication to Minor hockey in Lucan and the odd Sunday ride with him around Lucan in his pick up truck. Memorable times!
Again, Heaven has opened its doors, embraced and taken in a caring and wonderful person…
My sincere condolences to the Freeman family, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
RIP Fritz.

Condolence from Fred and Brenda Smith on July 26th, 2019 10:15 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss he was a great person who loved his hockey had a lot of memories with the JRD hockey club. Always keep the good times close to your heart
Love The Smiths

Condolence from Paul theander on July 26th, 2019 10:22 AM

My condolences to the freeman family many years ago as a wee lad the arena was his and his dads second home always there for us all watching us grow just to young .all the best to family. Paul theander

Condolence from Don and Elvy Urbshott on July 26th, 2019 10:27 AM

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Sincerely to the Freeman Family.

Condolence from Alex and Debbie Hyde on July 26th, 2019 10:32 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in all the memories you cherish in your heart.
In sympathy

Condolence from Betty Dettwiler on July 26th, 2019 10:42 AM

My condolences to the family. Ken came to the OHA office periodically, and I always enjoyed his visit, he was missed when he became ill, but I know you will miss him more.

Condolence from Clive and Marilyn (Hearn) Bowden on July 26th, 2019 12:16 PM

Sending our sincere sympathy to all of the Freeman family. Ken gave so much of his time to the hockey community in Lucan, and his influence will be remembered for years. He’ll be missed by many!

Condolence from Gary Maslen on July 26th, 2019 1:41 PM

Very sad news! My condolences to the rest of the family. I played bantam and midget hockey with Ken and remember many happy times at the Lucan pool – Ken was always a good swimmer! I also rode with Ken to work at Dashwood for a few years when I was working there. Everyone liked Ken! Rest in peace, Fritz!

Condolence from Deb and Rob Andrews on July 26th, 2019 1:46 PM

To the Freeman family.
Ken (Fritz) was a main stay in the town of Lucan.
He was known by all, and he will be missed by all that knew him and ALL the countless hours he gave willingly, to hockey in Lucan and the entire community. Cherish all those memories.
May he now Rest in peace.

Condolence from Fred Groves on July 26th, 2019 3:08 PM

Without a doubt one o f the most dedicated and committed men to the sport of hockey I have ever met. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Rick and Ginette Gwalchmai on July 26th, 2019 3:12 PM

Sorry to hear of Fritzs passing have good memories of him.Our sincere condolences to the Freeman family.Rick and Ginette

Condolence from hilda appelman on July 26th, 2019 5:01 PM

will miss him -he always called me “broom”-we shared so many good laughs over the years-rest in peace fritzee

Condolence from Essex 73’s on July 26th, 2019 5:49 PM

Sincere condolences from the Essex 73’s organization. May Ken rest in peace.

Condolence from Ken Needham on July 26th, 2019 5:52 PM

RIP my friend

Condolence from Greg Muir on July 26th, 2019 7:07 PM

R.I.P. Fritzy. One of the all time greats!!
Our deepest condolences to the Freeman family.

Condolence from Jackie johnson on July 26th, 2019 7:16 PM

I met Ken through junior hockey. He was always a gentleman and it was easy to see that hockey was a true love for him. He will be missed

Condolence from Harry Dickson on July 26th, 2019 7:24 PM

Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. My sincere condolences.

Condolence from Jason Kyle on July 26th, 2019 7:46 PM

Fritz was one of the good guys and was always there for the players. Condolences to his family.

Condolence from William and Helen (Hodgins) Delorme on July 26th, 2019 9:11 PM

William and Helen (Hodgins) Delorme

Our sincere condolences to the Freeman Family. Ken was a
pleasure to know . My you Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Ron Glenn on July 26th, 2019 10:04 PM

Sad News Knew Fritz many years ago and worked with him at the community centre. Been a long time since I have seen him, but always remember the drink of rum once and awhile . RIP my friend

Condolence from Joyce Sovereign on July 26th, 2019 10:08 PM

To All Kens Family,
Was so sorry when I heard Ken was sick in the beginning ,my sincere sympathy to you all ,poor guy,but finally at rest ,with his parents and sister once again..Sorry l did not get to speak with you all in person .

Condolence from Corey Hackney and family on July 27th, 2019 9:50 AM

Thoughts are with the freeman family in a tough time like this

Show off that ring proudly up there Fritz!

Condolence from Dave & Sharen Newman on July 27th, 2019 11:06 AM

He is at peace now, as I seen him in Alisa Craig, great guy.

Condolence from Gary Herr on July 27th, 2019 11:49 AM

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Fritz. It hard to remember a time that I didn’t see Ken at the hockey arena. Thanks for your contributions to minor hockey and of course the Lucan Irish 6. May you Rest In Peace

Condolence from Lori hodgins on July 27th, 2019 12:13 PM

So sorry to hear about Ken ‘a passing . He loved hockey.

Condolence from George Marr on July 27th, 2019 1:46 PM

So sorry to hear about Fritz’s passing. My condolences go out to the Freeman Family. All of Lucan will miss the contributions of this man. Chin up Sid.

Condolence from Sandra Neubauer on July 27th, 2019 6:10 PM

On behalf of the Lucan Irish Six Junior Hockey Club organization I would like to send our sincerest, heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and hockey family of Ken. He gave tirelessly and endlessly to better hockey in Lucan and had a lasting, immeasurable impact on the Lucan Irish Six Junior Hockey club.

His service today was a testament to how much he meant to the community, how much he will be missed, and how very colossal his impact on hockey was in Lucan.

Although I did not know Ken personally, I have heard many stories about him from Len, Wayne, and Terri and read about him and his contributions to our team, to volunteerism, and to the leadership and growth of young men. I share and understand his passion for the game and for contributing to it and will carry his good, hard, dedicated work in to the future as I have the privilege of carrying on the leadership example and direction he set for the club.

It was my pleasure to meet the family today and I hope you may find a Saturday evening that brings you out to one of our games. Please ask for me at the gate if you find your way to the arena one Saturday night.

Yours in hockey,
Sandra Neubauer, President
Lucan Irish Six Junior Hockey
Director, Board of Directors
Provincial Junior Hockey League

Condolence from Jason Wilson on July 27th, 2019 7:36 PM

Sorry to hear the news.
Nothing but great memories.

Condolence from Scott Dickson on July 27th, 2019 8:45 PM

Sad to hear one of my oldest friends has passed. I had many fun times with Fritzy at the Lucan Pool. I’ll always remember his Hockey spirit. He was one of the best. My sincere condolences to the Family at this sad time.

Condolence from John and Pat Riddell on July 27th, 2019 11:32 PM

Thinking of you. RIP Fritz.

Condolence from Ed and Annelies Butler on July 28th, 2019 1:25 PM

Ken was a life long neighbour and we knew the family well!
Our kids played together and they enjoyed each other’s company.

Our condolences to the Freeman family.

Ed and Annelies

Condolence from Dave & Linda Smith on July 29th, 2019 9:04 AM

It’s hard to express our sadness when a lifetime friend passes away. Many childhood, teenage and adult memories were made with Fritz, whether it was at the Arena, Pool or just hanging out around town. There was always something going on to keep us entertained. He was well loved and will be well remembered. Condolences to all of Ken’s family.

Condolence from LauraLee, Randy, Justin, Nathan and Jessica Lightfoot/Vincent on July 30th, 2019 2:53 PM

We wanted to send our sincere condolences to the Freeman family. My son Justin played on the Lucan team for
a few years. We were saddened to hear of Fritz’s passing! May he rest in peace!!

Condolence from Nina Knee on July 30th, 2019 4:14 PM

Rick, Wilma and Families,

So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayer are with you during this difficult time.

Nina Knee and Family

Condolence from Dan Scarborough on December 11th, 2019 6:29 PM

So many great memories
That’s how I will remember you
dear friend.
Dan & Debbie Scarborough
Stratford Ontario.

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