Frederick Wallace Lakin

April 10, 1929 to November 6, 2020



Passed peacefully away at his residence in St. John’s, Frederick Wallace Lakin, aged 91 years.

Predeceased by parents John Henry (Harry) and Martha (Young); brother Henry; step brother Albert Field (Ethel) and Leslie Field; sisters, Olive Tucker (Richard), Thelma Dagg (Jim), Agnes Summers (Charlie) and Joy Walters (Lloyd).

Leaving to mourn his wife of 70 years Sarah Dora (Carberry); son Greg (Brenda), grandson David and son John.

Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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Greg, John and family. So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Always Mr. Lakin to me, a good neighbor and friend. He had significant influence on me with respect to dogs and hunting. and I have many fond memories of our chats.

Dora, Greg, and John. Sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a real gentleman. Always looked forward to seeing him at Spread Eagle. I admired his talent in growing vegetables in his garden. May his memories be a blessing.

Christina and I are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a true gentleman, of the old school. I remember first meeting him when he came to size up our house plumbing. “We won’t do you wrong,” he said in his courtly way. I understood it to be his attitude to life. We won’t easily forget him. Our sincere condolences to Greg, Dora and the family.

Dora, so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing.
Roger and Brenda Perchard

Dora, we are so sorry to hear about Fred’s pasding, our condolences to you and your family, he was one of the nicest people we ever met, a true gentleman, may he Rest In Peace. AM and Don

To The Lakin Family,

I am deeply sorry of the lost of Fred. I knew him all of my life. He was a really nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lillian(Moore)Power

My deepest sympathies.


Condolences to Greg and family on the passing of Mr Larkin .. As you know we grew up in the same neighbourhood for almost 50 years. and have had many chats during that time. . He was a great man and I am sure there are many cherished memories along the way. God Bless
Joyce Hill and family

John and family, my deepest sympathy. My late father (Harry) often spoke fondly of Fred. I hope they get to share a smile and a story in Heaven. Blessings!

Dora so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing.. The last time we spoke was at your cabin at Spread Eagle. We were visiting the Fudges.
I am Cyril Pines daughter Maureen. I remember him coming to Outer Cove many years ago.. He was a special man and friend to my father.

Dora, I am very saddened this morning to hear of Fred’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Leonard and Marilyn Edison

Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was wonderful man.

Fred was a great pal of my father. Growing up, I would often see him chatting it up with my Dad and my Aunt Doris at their shop on Freshwater Rd. He was always so kind to us kids. So very sorry for your loss.

Dora, Greg, and John I was truly shocked when I received your call to hear that Fred had passed away. John and I send you our deepest sympathy, may God Bless you
During this difficult time.

Our deepest sympathy to John and the Larkin family.

Dora, Greg an John. It’s been years since I have seen you all. Many memories surface when I read of Fred’s passing. Time sure flies but memories hang on. Fred was a wonderful friend of Gordon and myself. Sure miss all of you. Condolences and love. Helen

Does,Greg,John and family, so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing,,although I have not seen him in many years,I have thought of him many times, recalling the competition in the Rod and Gun clubs and our outings on the camper bus and parties. Fred always had a word of advice and helpful in many ways,,Dora my condolences to you and your family,God Bess.
John, Betty Hiscock

There are so many memories as a young girl with Fred and Dora. Fred your journey here is done may you rest in eternal peace.

Jane Parsons

Dora and Family,
Sorry for you loss. Though I personally have not seen Fred in a number of years I know my Father never missed a visit when he was in town. Their friendship never faded through time and Fred will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace now, his job is done.

Karen, Danny & Sheldon Hanlon
George & Pearl Parsons

Sincere condolences. I remember Mr Lakin fondly. May he rest easy
Susan Myers(Tizzard)

The Lakin family, We were so saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a wonderful kind man. How often he got us out of trouble at Circular Road and Frog Pond in Topsail. Never too busy to answer our call. Always had his sense of humour.
What a great age to live to. Our sympathies go to you all.

Dora and family , Pam and I were saddened to hear of Fred’s passing . I will always remember Fred’s conversations over the years with regards to starting my vegetable garden, he was a wealth of knowledge. We would reminisce of days gone by when he worked many times alongside my father Fred and grandfather George . He even brought me a picture of my grandfather when he was master of ceremonies the day you and Fred were married . Gone but not forgotten, may he Rest In Peace . Tom and Pam Phillips

Lone may your big jib draw .Heavenneed you .You my grandfather will finally meet God bless

Our sincere condolences to the Lakin Family. We first met Fred in 1985 when we started work on the road near the graveyard in Spread Eagle to build cabins along the side of the pond. We paid many visits with our neighbors (the late John & Doreen Hounsell) to the Lakin property. Fred was a wealth of knowledge and always willing to lend a help hand.

George & Carolyn

Fred’s wife and family;
S o very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Although I hadn’t seen him for some years, he was a man one didn’t easily forget.. He was always a gentleman, kind and courteous. I remember him from my inspection days and also the good times and conversations we had at the annual IPE dinner and dance., Fred always took great interest.. May he rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences to the Lakin family. Fred was a good friend and neighbour to our family. I still remember the bottle mussels he use to give my dad. He loved them.

Dora, John,Greg ,Brenda and David
What a special gentleman Fred was , kind and generous of that there is no doubt . He shared his knowledge and wit freely ,both Herb and I feel privileged to have gotten to know him . His cherry cake was always a special treat especially for me (Sheila) as it came with a smile and a hug .
May all your wonderful memories give you strength in the days ahead .
Hold each other tight
Stay safe
Sheila and Herb Feaver

Dora, Greg, Brenda, David and John:
Terry & I are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. We lovingly addressed him as the “mayor” because he was instrumental in so many positive changes in Spread Eagle, his happy place. Our children respectfully called him “the whopper man”, as he always had whopper candy whenever they paid him a visit. Fred was a wonderful cabin neighbour with a wealth of knowledge that he was always eager to share.
RIP Fred. You will be missed.

Dora, Greg, Brenda, David and John, so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing, he will definitely be missed in Spread Eagle, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

May I convey my sincere condolences to Dora and the Lakin family on Fred’s passing. I met Fred & Dora a number of years ago at their cabin in Spread Eagle, and so looked forward to subsequent Summer visits with them. Myself and Fred enjoyed wonderful conversations – he was such a nice man. May he rest in peace.

Heather Hennebury

My deepest condolences to Greg, John, and family. Fred was always a gentleman during our dealings at work. Saddened to hear of his passing.

Dora & Family, please accept our sincere condolences on
Fred’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always!
Ed & Judy Lear

Condolences to all the family I have many great memories of your family and ours over the years gone by RIP Fred

So very sorry for your loss Greg, Brenda David and John. Prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Greg and family, sorry to hear Fred has passed away. Please accept my condolences on behalf of all my family. Let happy memories sustain you over the coming days as you adjust to your father’s passing. He is now in a place where there is no pain or suffering.

Carol Parsons & family

Dear Greg, Brenda, David sending you healing thoughts and prayers at this sad time on the loss of Uncle Fred.
With Love

To Aunt Dora and family I would like to send my deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Uncle Fred.
With Love
Terry Bennett.

Mrs Lakin Greg John and families. So to hear the passing of your husband father and grandfather. Fred was a man I had a lot of respect for. May he RIP

Dora, Greg and family. So saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a wonderful, kind and generous man. We have wonderful memories of Fred at Spread Eagle.. condolences to all. RIP Fred.
Garry and Debbie Chaytor.

Greg, Brenda and David ,
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing , our deepest condolences to you all at this sad time , cherish your memories ,
Darlene and Rick Wilkins

Dora Greg and families our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.. Fred was a wonderful man. Hugs to all.