Obituary: Fred Tees ’44

TEES, Frederick Armstrong (1926-2018) The Reverend Frederick (Fred) Tees died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 2. Born in 1926 to Dr. Fred and Beatrice Tees, Fred married Eunice Templeton in 1963. Fred taught at Selwyn House School from 1954-1972. He was ordained into the ministry in 1974 and led congregations in Vankleek Hill, Sherbrooke, Verdun, Rawdon and Morin Heights. In his retirement, Fred lived in the Laurentians and revelled in the outdoors. Fred is survived and will be dearly missed by his sister Miriam, his sons David (Melanie) and Andrew (Kate), and his grandchildren Claire and Charlie. Service will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Mountainside United Church, 687 Roslyn Ave. Westmount. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk, Montreal, Qc.
Montreal Gazette obituary
Fred Tees was the first Selwyn House Old Boy to return to the school to teach. From 1954 till 1972, he taught Middle School Latin and English, later specializing in geography, and assisted with the games. He also took over Scouts and, since he was an assistant commissioner of Scouts for Westmount, he brought a greater expertise to the task than his predecessors had commanded. To his other functions he added the compilation of news bulletins for the Old Boys’ Association, and acted as staff representative at its meetings.