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Born: Sep 25, 1939

Date of Passing: Dec 21, 2019

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September 25, 1939 – December 21, 2019

It is with great sadness and shock that we announce the passing of Frederick John Austin, on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the age of 80.
Fred was born in Deloraine, Manitoba and raised in Waskada.
He was predeceased by his parents: John and Marjory Austin, as well as brother Lorne Austin (Carol). Remaining siblings include Dianne Elson (Bob), Ken Austin (Dorothy), David Austin (Cindy), Margaret Temple (Bob) and Barb Lumsden.
Fred joined the Air Force as a young man and was stationed in Cold Lake, Alberta. After discharge, he worked construction on heavy equipment and met his wife Judy while employed on a project in Pine Falls, Manitoba. Fred and Judy were married 51 years and resided in Winnipeg where they raised two children; Kevin (Brenda) and Kimberley Siemens (Robert). Fred was a proud grandfather to Hailey Forsen.
Fred worked as a Mechanic and Test Stand Supervisor at Standard Aero for more than 30 years and retired at age 62 to enjoy travelling, camping and being outdoors. He suffered no illness or disease prior to his passing; he simply enjoyed a snowmobile ride and a bowl of soup on a beautiful winter day and then slipped from this world on to the next.
Cremation will take place and an event celebrating Fred's life will be planned in January for his many relatives, friends, colleagues, and neighbours to celebrate his life.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 28, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Kevin, Kim and Family I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing, I learned a lot from you Dad! - Posted by: Norm Butler (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially at this time of the year. - Posted by: Pauline Cross (Cousin ) on: Dec 28, 2019

  • Worked with Fred for many years and enjoyed many years with Fred on the SAL fishing derby. I also worked with Kim (Ward) and Kevin. I have talked to Fred over the last few years at the Standard Aero retiree banquet. Fred will be sadly missed by many of his friends and co-workers at Standard Aero. - Posted by: Kevin McArdle (Co-worker at Standard Aero) on: Dec 28, 2019

  • Judy and family: So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Good memories of Waskada days. Jim & Paulette Trewin - Posted by: Jim & Paulette Trewin (Friend ) on: Dec 28, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to Judy, Kim and Kevin. Fred was my supervisor for many years at SAL Enjoyed many outings and snowmobile with Fred! - Posted by: Clark Whitley (Friend) on: Dec 28, 2019

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