Attfield, William Frederick “Fred”

January 3, 1933 – March 2, 2024
at the age of 91 years:   
     Celebration of life will be held at the Sorrento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchentaele Rd, Sorrento, BC, on March 16, 2024 at 1:00 pm
William Fredrick “Fred” Attfield, 91 years old of Sorrento, BC passed away at home March 2, 2024.
Fred was cared for by 3 daughters: Laura, Bev, and Colleen under the direction of Dr. K Goldberg and the Community Palliative Care Team Nurses in Salmon Arm
Fred, for the last 28 ½ years worked for Super Save Gas right up to 12 days before he passed away.  It appears that he was somewhat of a Legend in Salmon Arm, through working at the gas station.  
Fred enjoyed gardening right up to last year 2023, with tomatoes being his speciality.  However, not only did he enjoy gardening, there was never a dull moment when you visited or called him, the stories he could tell.  Everyone who knew him were entertained thoroughly by his stories. Fred wasn’t much of a jokester, but in the last few days of his life he pulled some funny ones.   One of his requests was if we could buy him a package of cigarettes and a case of beer and then head out to play football.  
Fred is predeceased by his wife Gail in March 2011 and leaves behind five daughters Bev (Mike), Brenda (Trevor), Laura (Ben), Colleen (Ray), and Donna (Glenice), 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren, and 1 brother.


  1. Such a lovely, lovely man. My condolences to his family and friends – I only knew him from the wonderful service he provided at the gas station, but he always brightened my day. People like Fred make such a difference in day-to-day living and I am grateful he shared his kindness with all of us.

  2. Fred was a wonderful man, I am so blessed that I got to meet hi at the service station, always willing to help. He is greatly missed, and always will be. He will always be in our hearts. He will also be with u all, even though u cannot see him. Thank u ever so much, Fred for being u.

  3. You were one in a million Fred. Seeing you almost everyday when I fueled up
    really was amazing .You knew your regulars by name and always had a smile on and super friendly .
    You were a true ambassador for Salmon arm .
    You were loved and respected by many
    May your spirit live on .Rest in Peace my friend

  4. Rest in peace Fred so many great memories of working with you at Western Protein foods!

  5. I will miss you Fred, I always enjoyed our conversations at the pump. Such a lovely man and you always brightened my day!

  6. Fred was the main reason I went to SS to fuel up my car. Fred was a great kind and friendly man. He was one of the only ones who would wash the windshield. I missed Fred when he left- he made this world a better place. ❤️

  7. I’m so happy to see Fred wearing a white shirt in his photo. He served me gas for 25 years, always wearing a smile and his white shirt. I often commented on how well he was dressed. He was a delightful man and I only knew him through his work at Super Save Gas but it was enough to know he as a gentleman and a good person in every way. I was always happy when he was there to help me. He’s earned his rest. Blessings Fred. My condolences to your large family.

  8. It’s a sad thing to see you go Fred.. I’ll miss your stories. I’ll tell my grandchildren about you. I can see you now wrestling that bear in the sky. Love you. Miss you. Wish we had more time..

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