Fred Ritson Went to be with the Lord on September 25th, 2021, leading up to his passing he was surrounded by love and family. Fred was born September 30th, 1934 in Blyth, Northumberland. Fred was dedicated to his church & community and took pride in being the former Chief Environmental Health Officer for Castle Point District Council. Fred was a loving and proud father of his two sons, Mark and Lee. He is survived by his sons, his daughter-in-law Janice and son-in-law Alan, and his two grandchildren Hannah and Ryan. Fred was preceded by the love of his life, Marie Ritson, whom passed away in 1992. Fred was described as a family man who was kind, patient, generous, and always there for his family, and those who needed him. Fred, Dad, and Grandad, we will remember your infectious smile, your compassion for others and your kind heart. With all our love and God Bless.