It is with great sorrow we announce the loss of our Husband, Dad and Grandpa, Frederick Everitt Topp. He will be forever loved by his wife, Sharon; children Andrew & Alison, Cam & Shauna, Byron & Shannon, Valerie & David; and grandchildren Jocelyn & Matthew, Mark, Eric, Jacob, Braden and Kyle; and by his step family – Jeff & Bev Little, Brittany, Megan, Madison & Abby. He will be dearly missed by his nine siblings and their families – Clarke & Ellie, Sylvia, Joan, Cheryl, Linda & Ted, Betty & Bob, Bill & Marlene, Kim & Sue, and Jane & George. He is predeceased by his wife Heather (2000) and stepdaughter Pamela Little (2020).
In his youth Fred was a long-distance runner; and although he stopped competing, he didn’t slow down. Fred will always be remembered for his energy with which he took on the day and his love for his farm. His passion was his cows and in 1986, his breeding efforts were recognized nationally when he was awarded Holstein Canada’s Master Breeders Shield. His love of farming was surpassed only by his love of family and community. In his early years, Fred volunteered for countless organizations including Holstein Associations, Firefighters, 4-H, and Sunday School. Fred was blessed twice with love and in 2008 Sharon brought joy and fun back into his life. Together they cheered at hockey, soccer & basketball games, Cross country running events and 4-H Calf Shows. Fred faced every challenge in life, including his battle with Parkinson’s, head on and with dignity. We will miss him.
Sincere thanks to the staff at Dunnville Hospital for their compassion and care. Special thanks to Dr. Blake, Dr. Kobah and nurse Byron Horinga. Always a farmer, Fred supported the efforts of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to help feed others – if desired, donations to the Bethany/Attercliffe Foodgrains Project (bethanyunited-church.com) or Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation (dhhf.ca) would be appreciated.
A small private family service will be held at JW Hart Funeral Home on Monday November 30, 2020 at 11:30 am in compliance with Covid-19 Protocols. Following the service, the funeral procession will pass the Home Farm at 259 Moote Road, where those who wish to pay tribute to Fred’s life are invited to park on the West side of the Moote Rd. with 4way flashers by 12:15pm to form an honour guard for the passing procession. Online condolences and photos at jwhartfuneralhome.com