Because, while I never had the honour of meeting Fred, I did meet one of his kids.
This was during the celebrations staged by Isle of Man Railways covering the 125th anniversary of the steam line. While I was over there I was lucky enough to be invited to help run a minature railway at an animal park. One of the others there was a young lad called Jack ( who turned out to be Freds son from his second marriage ). While filling the boiler of one of the engines, Jack decided it would be more interesting to point the hosepipe at me rather than the filler pipe of the water tank! I got rather wet! :-))
You can understand why my thoughts and condolences are with Jack and the rest of Freds family at this time.