Fred Hassel

Friedrich “Fred” Karl Hassel


Peacefully, after a brief illness at St. Thomas General Hospital, on  Sunday, June 30, 2019, Fred Hassel of St. Thomas in his 88th year.  Beloved husband and best friend of the late Frances Lillian (Clipperton) (November 30, 2013), whom he cherished.  Loving Step-father of the late Jim Clipperton (2011). Loved by his mother-in-law Edith Clipperton.  Survived by his brothers-in-law Doug and Wayne Clipperton and his sisters-in-law Mary Morgan and Corrine Clipperton, his nieces Carol Morgan of Mexico, Michelle Beimers (Nathan), nephew Rick Dugas (Kim) and step-grandson Cody Dibaisi.  Great nieces and nephews also survive. Fred will be greatly missed by his dear friends Ray and Nancy Cote and Al and Melissa Schermerhorn, all of St. Thomas and the congregation of New Vision Community Church in St. Thomas.  Fred enjoyed woodworking and was retired from the Ford Motor Company, Talbotville. 

Friends may visit at the McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 11:00 am until Noon, where the Celebration of Fred’s Life will follow at 12:00 noon.  Reverend Jim Evans officiating.  Cremation with interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London.  Donations to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, ON, N6C 9Z9,  or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, 600-60 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4T 1N5,  gratefully acknowledged.  On-line condolences are available through