Bragg, Fred Jr.

BRAGG – Fred Bragg Jr. of Consort , Alberta passed away on October  24th, 2001 in Consort at the age of  92 years.

Born in Blue Earth, County, Minnesota on September 14th, 1909  Fred came to Brooks in the spring of 1927. He worked on the river, for the  C.P.R., and from 1930 to 1942 worked  on a variety of farming enterprises  with his good friend Web Ray. Fred  joined the Canadian infantry in 1942 and served overseas. When he returned Fred worked for Fowley and Athey before buying his own farm in the Clancy District raising cattle and  a few horses. In 1969 he sold his farm and rode for the Patricia Grazing Association for six years and for a short time Big Stone before settling in Monitor, Alberta. Fred was an avid  gun collector, enjoying Black Powder shooting and was proud of the gun  A club, which he started in Consort. He also enjoyed sharing his hobby of building model trains and scenery with his family and friends.

Fred was predeceased by his parents, 2 sisters, a brother, step-sister, and 2 step-brothers.  He is survived by his loving nephew, Ron and his wife Shirley and their family of Albeit Lea, Minnesota and all his life long friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 29th from Smith Memorial Chapel. Rev. Jake Corvers officiated. Honor Guard provided by the Members of the ElD Legion, Brooks. Active Pallbearers were Dor Rud, Gene Nichols, Ken Link, Alfred Dietz, Ray Cotton Jr. and Daryl Sietz. Interment followed in the Field of Honor, Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Fred, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to charity of choice.

Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home, Brooks. Telephone (403) 362-4636.

Brooks Bulletin  October 31, 2001   Roll 64   Image 399