Fred Vail

Obituary of Fred Vail

It is with great sadness that the family of Frederick “Fred” Vail announce his sudden passing which occurred on August 9, 2021. Born in Gagetown, NB, on January 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Arthur and Doris (Molasky) Vail.

Fred is survived by his children: Kelly Vail (Kevin Raymond) of Parleeville, NB, and Jason Vail (Jackie Murray) of Sussex, NB; grandchildren, Tyler and Thomas Raymond-Vail; sisters-in-law, Diane Kellow (Jay Kimball) and Avis Kellow; brother-in-law George Kellow; nephew Geordie Kellow; special cousin June Straight; and good friend Wayne Vail.

Our father loved antique cars and trucks, jukebox oldies music, working in the yard, spending time with his grandchildren, and agitating his buddy, Wayne. His love of cars led him to be a mechanic for most of his career. Later, he took a job at Hall Bros where he worked until his retirement. He loved his pets and was always ready with treats and a petting hand.

Fred now joins his wife of 51 years, Lynn. They’ll be sitting on the veranda together watching the hummingbirds.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral Home, 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB. An interment at Union Cemetery in Belleisle Creek, NB, will take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Fred may be made to Union Cemetery, Strays of Sussex, Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and memorial donations may be made through

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