Frederick Allison PLESTER

18 September , 19549 April , 2019

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Fred (Ferd) Plester with his girls by his side, in the city he loved on April 9th. Dedicated husband of 38 years to Carmie, the love of his life. The proud father of his first-born daughter Allison Whiteman (James) and to Danielle Plester (Vince Tompa) whom he planned to walk down the aisle with this summer. Fred found his calling as Grampie to Freddie Zephyr Tompa. The two shared a bond like no other. A family man through and through, he was a devoted son to Grace Carlton. Loving brother to Alana, Deidre (Joe), Bruce (Patty), Brenda (Mo), John, Jeff (Nina) and Nancy. A favourite uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Fred is now reunited with his beloved siblings Dianne, Jimmy and nephew Robbie. He will be greatly missed by his in laws Graham (Dianne), Charlene (Aubrey), Pat (Helen), Frank (Patricia), Barb & Colleen. To say Fred was loved would be an understatement. With a smile and a joke in his signature voice, he instantly warmed your heart. A hard worker by nature, he was a proud millwright. Fred quite literally wore his heart on his sleeve (note the Bruins tattoo). He could talk sports and music for hours. He lived life to the fullest and had the stories to prove it. His friendships were unparallel and built to last a lifetime. He was truly one of a kind. Thank you to VON for their great work and compassion, the staff at Juravinski and to everyone who has shown kindness to our family during this difficult time. He ask not that you grieve his death, but that you celebrate all the life he lived and play a Tom Petty tune in his honour. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held April 20th from 1-5pm at Ye Olde Squire 550 Fennel Ave East.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 20 April , 2019

Frederick Allison PLESTER

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Kevin Christenson

21 April 2019

I was fortunate to have shared a lot of good times and laughs with Fred in our Sherwood High School days. He was a good friend who always had your back....thank you Fred. RIP

Steve Kucha

20 April 2019

Ferd was always an original and a true East Mountain boy.
My deepest condolences.

Pat Wilsack

19 April 2019

So very sorry to hear about Fred's passing. I went to high school with him and had alot of good times. He was always kind to everyone.
My condolences to his family.

Steve St.Croix

17 April 2019

Carmie, Allison, Danielle and family; our heartfelt condolences on Fred's passing. I met Fred in the early 70's and we became instant friends. We had a lot fun and laughs together from Hamilton to Thompson MB to Calgary and back again. Fred always had a kind word for everyone he met. Along with his sense of humour he made a lot of friends across the country. When I meet people from our old CP Rail days, the first thing they ask is "how's Fred doing?" His #1 passion & priority was his family. His second passion was sports and music. Fred formed the championship fastball team 'The Railers' and he was nicknamed 'the iron curtain' on 2nd or short because nothing got by him. Along with playing sports, baseball, football, hockey and tennis he loved sports statistics. His teams were The Bruins; Ti-Cats; Cowboys and Blue Jays. Thinking about some good times with 'Ferd' the other day and a song came on the radio that said it best when things got tough for Fred - "I won't back down" by Tom Petty. He will be greatly missed! Wishing you comfort in the many happy memories he left with all of us! Steve & Lone.

Jim Moule

15 April 2019

Freddy certainly stood out in a crowd. With an unforgettable laugh and contagious smile I will never forget. We grew up with a special gang of characters in our youth and Fred was certainly that and more. Thanks for the memories Ferd. Rest in peace.
Jim Moule

Barb MacDonald

15 April 2019

Thinking of you Carmie and family on Fred’s passing and sending love and strength at this sad time.

Fred was a salt of the earth guy whose humour was second to none and he will live on in our hearts.

In sympathy and friendship,
Barb and Paul

Dianne Conway

15 April 2019

Thinking of you Alana & family at this sad time...sorry for your loss. “When the person you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure”.

Howard Mutton

15 April 2019

I remember high school with Freddie and how we hitchhiked across Canada and down to LA. I still have great memories....

Ken Reid

15 April 2019

Sending Prayers & Condolences......R.I.H....Fred....You Will Be Missed.

Sherry Pilkington{MacPhail}

14 April 2019

My heartfelt condolences go out to you Carmy, Allison,Danielle,family & friends. Fred was a unique, funny & a genuine down to earth human being and he will be missed by many. We were neighbours for a few years . During those years we shared alot of laughs! Will always cherish the fond memories of hanging out, the fireworks display for the kids, [that Fred took care of] and the wonderful friendship that us adults and the kids shared. Thanks Fred, may you rest in peace.