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Date of Passing: Jan 02, 2021

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It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend; "Fearless" Fred Stewart Adair at the age of 73. Fred lost his battle with cancer with family at his side at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Fred was one of a kind and one of the best. It was rare to see him without a smile, and he enjoyed making other people smile too. He was generous to a fault, and we often thought that the phrase 'give the shirt off his back' was talking about him. He would do anything for his friends and family, and never hesitated to help when a call was put out. Fred got his nickname Fearless as a youngster growing up in Weyburn, SK. He never backed down when he believed in something, and he gave 100% in everything he did; nothing was left in reserve.
In 1990, Fred started with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a Technical Interpretation Officer for GST, where he worked until he retired in 2013.
Fred leaves to mourn his children, Kevin (Jodee Cobb-Adair) Adair, Kimberley (Robert Gagnon) Adair-Gagnon and Jennifer (Daniel Dawson) Adair; his five cherished grandchildren, Jillian and Kolby (Adair), Claire (Gagnon), Quinn and Archer (Dawson); his brothers, Calvin (Darlene Zuk-Wodinski) and David Wodinski; and the mother of his children, Linda Lawrence (Larry) Lamb.
Fred was predeceased by his grandparents, Colin Leslie and Ethel (nee Lounsbury) Adair; mother and stepfather, Iris (nee Adair) and Michael Wodinski; and numerous aunts and uncles, especially Lorna and Tom.
In memory of Fred, family and friends are encouraged to make a donation in his name to United Way Winnipeg or a charity of your choice.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a future date.
He was a kind and wonderful man, and we will always remember him; he is gone but not forgotten. We love you, always and forever.
Thank you for your love and support during this difficult time.

Bardal Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I just heard of Fred’s passing …. I am so sorry . Fred was a great friend … we shared many taxis home from events and rode the bus to and from work often. He was a great listener and always there for you I know he was so proud of his grandchildren He will be missed - Posted by: Colleen Huppe (Co-worker and friend ) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • I am not sure if this is the same gentleman that worked with my recently deceased wife Liane Dartnell at CRA. She always had kind words about him and enjoyed working with him. So sorry for your loss. Aurele Teffaine - Posted by: aurele teffaine (none) on: Feb 05, 2021

  • My Sincere Condolences to All Fred's Family, I worked with Fred and we have been good friends for almost 30 years. We had a lot of great times from coffees, lunches , parties, curling, bowling you name it he was a part of our group. Fred was a very kind, caring, sincere friend who was always there for you. He will be greatly missed. Grateful for the memories...Glad we stayed in touch through retirement...Rest in Peace My Friend... - Posted by: Your Gal Pal Val (Friend/Co-worker ) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • I was so so shocked to heartfelt condolences go out to all his family. Fred was very special. Have some very special memories of work and after work events...RIP my friend. - Posted by: Lillian Harrison (Co Worker at CRA) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • Heartfelt thoughts & hugs to Jen, your family & friends. Now we know where your big bright smile comes from. May your many cherished memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. - Posted by: Dale & Lynn Checkley (Jen's friends) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Fred sat in front of me in grade ten and eleven and was a good student to copy from. We played Basketball, won a Division football championship and I think he participated in Track. I last saw him at a wedding in the early nineties and it was like old home week. Condolences to his family and to Linda whom I have kept contact with. Peace, Don McIntyre - Posted by: Don McIntyre (friend) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Fred and I worked together at the Tax Services Office on Broadway and also played against and with each other in a couple of the annual CRA ball tournaments. I will never forget how he made me laugh. Fred was kind, caring, funny, and so very intelligent. My condolences to the family and may his memory stay in your hearts always. - Posted by: Debbie Isaacs (Colleague) on: Jan 09, 2021

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