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Frederick Boddington

January 29, 1932 ~ April 6, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

After a brief period of failing health, it is with broken hearts that the family of Frederick John Arthur (“Fred”) Boddington wish to announce his passing on April 6th, 2022 at Kennebec Manor. Born in Saint John, on January 29th, 1932, Fred was the son of the late Arthur Boddington and Clara (MacQuarrie) Boddington.

Fred began his working career with Trans Canada Airlines with stints in Yarmouth, NS and Goose-Bay NL. From there he went on to work many years in the field of electronics beginning with the Dry Dock and then on to Vaughan Electronics. Some would say, that there wasn’t a piece of electronics that he couldn’t fix. He also held the position of Chief Flying Instructor with Atlantic Flight Center for many years instructing on single engine aircraft. Dad loved flying (especially the many trips as co-pilot flying the NBTel plane with Captains George Kohout, Charlie Barton & Dave Morrow), talking to individuals around the world on ham radio (VE1MW), fishing on the hottest days of summer, always at high noon and hunting, where he found himself many times in the thickest part of the forest where no deer in its right mind would walk. Fred was introduced to his wife Dorothy on a blind date and they married in 1960. He enjoyed the many summers he got to spend on the Washademoak with his family and grandchildren, as they were growing up, and in his later year’s he enjoyed putting together many 1000 piece puzzles.

Fred will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy (Mitchell) Boddington, son John Boddington (Pamela) of Willow Grove, two daughters, Glenna Boddington (Ken Golding) and Lorna McLellan (Rob), both of Saint John; grandchildren, Carly (Cole), Jessica (Megan), Hayley (Brandon), Noah, Mitchell, and Mikaela; one sister, Mary Kegley Bucklen of Wytheville, VA, sister-in-law Pat Mitchell, brother-in-law Gordon Mitchell (Mary) and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Dad’s favourite drink was Captain Morgan Dark Rum with Pepsi, so raise a drink and toast a life well lived. 18 years longer than he expected.

A special thank you to the staff at Kennebec Manor for the care provided.

Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. Saint John, N.B. E2J 2G3, (506-646-2424) have been entrusted with the arrangements. Per Fred’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Any donations in memory of Fred may be made towards a charity of the donor’s choice. 


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