Friedrich Huss passed away peacefully at the Golden and District General Hospital on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at the age of 73 years. A Celebration of Life Gathering was held at the Rocky Mountain Alliance Church on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Golden & District General Hospital, in memory of Fred.
Fred was born in Meissen, Germany on July 4th, 1941 and resided there until age 20. He came to Canada in 1961 and attended the University of British Columbia. Upon his graduation as an Engineer Geologist he took a job with a Canadian Company, that landed him in Uranium City, Saskatchewan. This Canadian company was involved in mining exploration in Latin America, which opened other employment opportunities for Fred. His employment saw him take up residence in different countries in South America. He met Aida Villacis in Quito, Ecuador in 1966 and married her in 1969. Fred and Aida made their home in Ecuador for the next 12 years. During this time Fred was employed with the United Nations in the mining exploration field. Fred, Aida and their two sons, Juan and Frank immigrated to Canada in 1981. Fred started employment with another Canadian company- Mountain Minerals, which saw them take up residence in Lethbridge, Alberta for the next 14 years. Fred and Aida moved to Golden in 1995. Fred managed the barite mines at Brisco and Parson as well as the silica mine and plant near Golden until he retired in 2006. Fred had a great love for classical music and for the outdoors – he enjoyed spending long hours of hiking as well as gardening.
Fred was predeceased by his mother and father and two brothers. He is survived by his wife Aida of 45 years; his sister Helga; his sons Juan (Mardelle) and Frank (Lorelei); his grandchildren Landon, Jesse and Alexa.
Mi querido compañero y amado esposo ha muerto. Dios en su misericordia tomo a mi esposo en sus brazos. Ahora Fred esta gozando de la presencia y el gran amor de Dios. Segura estoy que le voy ha ver en el cielo otra vez. El Señor en su santa palabra nos promete no dejarnos solas ha sus hijas. Estoy fuerte y en paz. Me encuentro rodeada de mis queridos hijos y familia.