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Born: Jul 20, 1930

Date of Passing: Dec 15, 2020

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On December 15, 2020, Joe Fredette, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away at the age of 90. Joe was born in Saint Boniface, Manitoba on July 20, 1930. He was the seventh of ten children.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Carol (nee Joy); his parents, Josaphat and Dorothée (Laroche) Fredette; his brothers, Lucien (Alice), Paul (Fern) and Victor (Yvonne); his sisters, Bertha (Jim) Wilson, Cécile (Gustave) Bergeron, Annette (Garth, Wayne) Tencha-Hamel and two nephews, Blake Fredette and John Ellison.
He is survived by his wife and partner Astrid; his two sons, Michael (Brenda Antonation) and Gregory (Nora Nordin); grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Charlene (Michael) Kaminski (Isabelle and Aidan); Jason (Lindsey) Fredette (Theodore); Tyler (Amanda) Fredette; Leanne Fredette; Samantha Fredette and Emily Fredette; and stepchildren, Janine Arnaud-Kamenz (Kent) (Justin and Brandon) and Marc Arnaud. Also left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Denise Fredette; Louise (Eric) Ellison and Ida (Aimé) Savoie; sister-in-law Marguerite Fredette; and many nephews and nieces.
Joe was with the Winnipeg Police Department as a detective in the field of interrogation, fraud and homicide. After twenty years, Joe made a career change and worked for the Federal Government of Canada, Bureau of Competition Policy, as Regional Manager investigating white collar crime. After retiring in 1993, he taught evening courses in Communications, at Red River Community College.
He was a member of Toastmasters International and became a District Governor. Joe loved hockey and was an avid fan who faithfully followed all of his grandchildren's games. Joe was very proud to be a member of the Knights of Columbus, Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens.
His journey on earth is over and he has crossed over to be with his God.
Rest in peace Joe, you will be forever in our hearts.
Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID 19, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Sincères sympathies a toute la famille Fredette! - Posted by: Jeannine Vermette snjm (amie de la famille) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to your family on the passing of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. - Posted by: Peter and Niki Tkachuk (Uncle) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • Joe was a bundle of joy , alway in a good mood and ready with a steady stream of jokes . He did not have a bad bone in his body which is what being the salt of the earth really is ! He loved to play cards with a passion and would try to cheat on the odd occasion ; when we caught him he would tell us that he was only checking to see if we were concentrating ! Rita his sister in law , while living in Toronto, would look for ward to his visits . We will remember him and may he rest in Peace . - Posted by: Yves Bruyere (Brother in Law) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • My deepest sympathy to Astrid and family. Joe was a wonderful addition to our Voyageur Toastmasters club and always a consummate gentleman. He had an amazing sense of humour and was a talented storyteller. Larry and I were so happy for Joe when he married Astrid, he shared with us that that day was one of the best days of his life. Rest well Joe. - Posted by: Sherri Wood (Toastmasters friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • Joe was a dedicated Toastmaster for many years before I met him. He continued his commitment to Toastmasters by faithfully attending the Past District Governors/Directors circle gatherings - BBQs in August, meetings in November and May. He was always welcoming, supportive and humorous. He had a twinkle in his eye when he was pulling your leg! He has missed a few of these gatherings and will continue to be missed! Rest In Peace, Joe! - Posted by: Catriona Younger (Toastmaster friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

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