Vernon Funeral Home

3007 28Th Street, Vernon, BC


Frederick James Ams

December 13, 1940October 28, 2019

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dad, Fredrick James Ams in Vernon on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Ams in 2017.

He leaves behind to mourn, his loving family: Daughters Adele and Rose; sons Stephan and Kevin; four grandchildren Lydia, Grace, Shelby and Keenan as well as; Brothers Don, Kelly, Wayne, John, Richard, Larry (predeceased Chris and Billy) : Sisters Chellan, Christine,Laverne,Cynthia,Darlene,Marlane (predeceased,Donelda,Rhonda and Laverne) with many extended family members and very close friends.

Born in Vernon, Fred had quite the interesting life, going to the island to get his butchering and delicatessen's licence, guiding and live capturing in the Yukon and North West Territories for various game farms, being a cowboy at Douglas Lake ranch, bareback rider, bronco riding, braking horses, forest firefighter (smoke jumper), being trained to be a sharp shooter with the military, spending time on the family trap line, driving truck and becoming a heavy equipment operator working on dams, highways and the forestry. Achieving his forty year pin with the IUOE.

Born son of Fredrick Reimer and Peggy Sharp was adopted by his paternal grandparents then though out his life tried to find and meet his many siblings and extended family.

Per his wishes his children will be spreading his ashes in the area he love the most.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.vernonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155


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Frederick James Ams

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Patti Rumney

November 8, 2019

Fred is a cousin I never new about. I was 56 years old when I first met Fred and his kids and grandkids. I feel very blessed having met my newly found family. Fred thank you for being you. I love you and I'm happy to have been part of your life. I include this picture of us all. Love and miss you. Give dad a hug from me..