December 9, 1883 – March 9, 1958
Ardent Twin City sportsman, Frederick McAvoy, 85 Roger St., Waterloo, died yesterday after a brief illness at Victoria Hospital, London, Ont. He was 74.
Mr. McAvoy was born in Toronto, Dec. 9, 1883, and lived in the Twin City area for many years. His main sporting interest was in horses and he served as trainer for Seagram stables and the H.P. Whitney stables of United States.
He will also be remembered as a trainer for hockey, baseball and football teams. Several of the teams he trained won championships, They were the old Kitchener Senior Hockey Club which won the Allan Cup in 1918, and the Junior Ontario Hockey Association Club which won the eastern and northern titles in 1922-23. He also trained Niagara Falls hockey teams when they won the Ontario intermediate championship in 1924-25 and the senior honors in 1925-26.
Although he usually served as a trainer, Mr. McAvoy’s participation in sports was not limited to that classification. He also was an inter-county baseball umpire for several years.
For 23 years he was superintendent of Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. The past four years he was superintendent of the CKCO-TV station building.
Mr. McAvoy’s parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. James McAvoy of Toronto.
He is survived by his wife, the former Regina Hueglin; four sons, Edward J. of Winnipeg; Charles E., James G., both of Kitchener, and William F., of Waterloo; two daughters, Mrs. Christine Lee of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Jerome (Olive) Scharlach of Kitchener; a brother, James of Dumont, N.J. a sister, Mrs. Frank Taylor of Buffalo and 12 grandchildren.
The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where funeral service with be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. A.R. Cragg of First United Church, Waterloo. Burial will be in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery.