The wonderful bench in Manfred’s Meadow that was built some years ago in honour of Manfred on his retirement.

Manfred enjoyed relaxing in Everett Crowley Park on his favourite bench, a gift from his daughter for his 65th birthday and retirement.


Manfred was born on November 2, 1933 in Berlin, and died on February 22, 2022 in Vancouver. Manfred is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda, and his daughters Elinor and Silvia. A furrier by trade, Manfred worked at the Canadian White Pine for 25 years. “Freddy” was known for his unique sense of humour, his laughter and his role as a shop steward. After retirement, Manfred volunteered extensively in the Champlain Heights community, particularly with the Everett Crowley Park Committee , and received the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award. Manfred knew that there were better things in life than working, and he spent much of his free time outside, enjoying nature.

Manfred’s brilliant mind was lost to Alzheimer’s in his final years. Wherever you are, may you be free of all pain and discomfort. There will be no service, at Manfred’s request.