Frederick Gamble

01-Jun-1941 - 02-Dec-2020

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory of Fred


Gamble, Frederick Robert John age 79, gently passed away December 2, 2020. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Ruth (nee Wightman), his children Doug (Sherry), Sackville, NB, Kim (Bruce) Walker, Waasis, NB, grandchildren, Bradley, Katelyn, Alex (their mom Aimee), Tyler, Nick (Rebecca) great grandchildren, Isla, Aria; Sherry’s family (our family) - Jelena, Amira, Alex, Lucas, Rowland; Fred’s brother, Ron (Ruth), his nieces and nephew, Donna, Tara, Kevin, and their families; members of Ruth’s family – Peter (Laura), Jane (Jack), David (Dale) and their families.

Fred was employed by and dedicated to Campbell’s Funeral Home for eight years, a family in itself. He was a team player when Ruth became a ministry personnel within the United Church of Canada; River Philip Pastoral Charge, Northumberland Pastoral Charge and Springhill Pastoral Charge.

He was always into learning new moments in life – working with Gordon Purdy during blueberry season; Nine years being a part of the set-up, take-down for Maritime Conference Annual Meetings, Life Savers, Central Treasurer of NPC; years with LBJ Farm Equipment, Mount Allison University, and BP Oil, Ottawa. Moving to NS in 1978 he built his own greenhouse, a business he grew up with in Nepean, and then a few years with Michelin, Bridgewater. In his younger years, we enjoyed line dancing, lobster fishing, hunting, drag racing, scuba diving, helping out in the neighborhood of Amherst Head and Shinimicas with farm work. He was a gift at all trades, and enjoyed quiet times at the cottage. He will be greatly missed by his beloved fur friend, Pepper.

Fred was predeceased by his parents, Lillian and Bert Gamble, Aunts and Uncles, Ursula (Earl), Ruby (Joe), and his grandmother, Bertha Mockett.

As per his wishes, cremation has taken place.

A time to celebrate and honour Fred’s life will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 between the hours of 1:30 – 4:00 pm at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (902) 667-9906.

Fred will be laid to rest in the Fort Lawrence Cemetery.

We kindly ask that all COVID-19 guidelines including masks and physical distancing, be observed while visiting our location.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions in Fred’s memory can be made to the Cumberland VON, Canadian Cancer Society or Cumberland Health Care Foundation.

Online condolences and sharing of memories can be sent to the family via: campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.

Fred’s Celebration of Life Livestream

We kindly ask that all COVID-19 guidelines including masks and physical distancing, be observed while visiting our location.


Funeral Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Campbell's Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    06-Dec-2020 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Kathryn Anderson | 14-Dec-2020


Ruth, Wilf and I send sympathy on the loss of your beloved Fred. We did not know Fred but we knew of your loving accompaniment of him in these past months, and your amazing willingness in the midst to support others, including Wilf and me. May you know comfort and community in your time of grieving. Kathryn and Wilf

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Posted by Deborah Cole MacDonald MacDonald | 13-Dec-2020


Dearest Ruth & Family, So very sorry to hear of Fred's passing, my heartfelt condolences to everyone. I remember Fred when we were with the Border Belles singing. He was a very Kind & Gentle man. My heart goes out to you and the family. Keep Strong my friend.

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