The Passing of Fred MacLeod- 1931-2018

The BCPA has lost one of its well-known members, piper Fred MacLeod, on June 17th, 2018.

Fredrick John Patrick MacLeod was born March 17, 1931. He was the son of Donald MacLeod, former P/M of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, who emigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1911.

Fred was an active competitive piper through the late 1930s to the 1970s. His father was his piping teacher. The MacLeods settled in the Vancouver area but Fred joined the most prominent band of the time, the Powell River Pipe Band – first sponsored by the Powell River Company and later by MacMillan Bloedel. Many of the band’s members were brought to Canada, to work in the paper mill and play in the band, by the Powell River Company, the largest pulp and paper producer in the world at that time. Fred continued to teach piping and was a BCPA adjudicator. Fred judged piping on the West Coast and USA for 39 years.

Prayers for Fred will be held at 4 PM on Sunday, June 24th, at Assumption Catholic Church in Powell River.

Fred’s funeral will be held at 10:30AM on Monday, June 25th. at Assumption Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the church.