HUCALUK, Fred - P.Eng. (1927 - 2020) - Died peacefully, after a brief illness, on August 5, 2020 at Scarborough General Hospital at the age of 92.
We are grateful to the staff for their kind and attentive care.
Fred was born in Windsor, Ontario, the only child of immigrants Nicolaus and Mary Hucaluk. Wireless radio was all the rage, and assembling one with a family friend sparked a lifelong interest in engineering.
What he lacked in finances he made up for in personal resourcefulness: riding the bus every day across the river to Detroit and a part-time job in the chemistry department.
Fred graduated from the University of Detroit in Electrical Engineering in 1949 and became a Professional Engineer in Ontario (PEO) in 1951.
After a brief courtship, he married Adrienne Brown, a nursing graduate from Grace Hospital in Windsor, on May 5, 1951. Together for over 65 years, they had 7 children, 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Fred is survived by his children Mary Jayne, Fred, Allan and Brian, Carlson, Adrienne and Nancy, all of whom mourn his passing as the end of an era.
Modified visitation will take place on Thursday, August 13 and a live-streamed funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 15, at 1:00 p.m. COVID-19 Restrictions will apply.
The family asks that you please RSVP if you have plans to attend the graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.