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My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning #7154099
01/25/21 07:40 PM
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My Dad, Fred passed away this morning at the age of 92. He was born in a house on the family farm and lived on the farm his whole life. He moved a little slow the last few years but still kept some snares set and worked on the farm every day. On January 4 when he went into the hospital he would not go until he checked his snares, then he asked me if I would skin the 2 red foxes he caught that morning. First picture is a coyote he snared last winter.
In the late 1950's and early 1960's he hunted in Alaska with bush pilots Cleo McMahon and Bud Conkel. Mrs Conkel wrote a book about her husband Bud and some of the pictures in that book are of my father with animals he shot . These hunts were filmed with a 16 MM movie camera and a few years ago he had them put in DVD form.
In 1970 when I graduated high school he took me stone sheep and mountain goat hunting in BC.
He loved elk hunting out of his cabin in Pitkin, CO and fishing there in the summer.
His favorite gun was a model 70 Win made about 1948. In the late 50's he sent it to Weatherby and had it rechambered from 270 Win to 270 Weatherby. He hunted everything with that gun. Grizzly, polar bear, brown bear, moose, elk and lots of deer and black bears. A heck of a shot, I never saw him shoot an animal twice. Even at the age of 89 when he shot the cow elk pictured, my son was with him and ranged findered the distance at 350 yards. The cow was trotting and he shot off-hand.
He will be buried right next to the farm he loved so much.

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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154110
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Sorry for your loss. My Dad passed at 92 as well.


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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154113
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RIP , thanks for the history !!


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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154115
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Very sorry for your loss.


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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154116
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Sorry for your loss. Enjoy the memories

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154117
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A great life he had-God bless.


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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154118
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Very neat story and heck of a guy. Thanks for sharing with us. May God bless you and all his loved ones.

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154120
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Sorry for your Loss But sure sounds like he lived a filling and happy life, RIP

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154121
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May he rest in peace I am sorry to hear about this Eric. After reading about him I am also sorry I never got to meet him and he some of his stories. He sounds like he was one (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) of a man


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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154122
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Sorry to hear

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154125
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Sounds like he lived his life to the fullest. My condolences to your family

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154126
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So sorry for your loss

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154127
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A very good tribute to a full life, wish you the best sir as you deal with things

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154128
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So sorry for your loss! Great memorial.

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154129
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Sorry for your loss Eric.
Prayers sent.


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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154132
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Very sad Eric, praying for you and your family


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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154134
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Prayers sent.

Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154141
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Wow! What a great life your Dad lived. 92 is one heck of a run too. God Bless to you and your family and may your Dad enjoy the ever after!

Chris


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Re: My Dad, Fred Space passed away this morning [Re: eric space] #7154142
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Godspeed Fred.


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God bless, what an awesome life lived!

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