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Date of Passing: Nov 15, 2019

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It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my dear husband, best friend
Gerald (Gerry) Fredette from complications of a heart transplant in Ottawa on November 15, 2019.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Nicole, a very special petit Mason and a very special cousin Ed Fredette who will also be honorary urn bearer. He leaves one brother Danny (Beth), five sisters, Laurette Dufault (Daniel), Louise Fredette, Paulette Birin, Diane Plaetinck, Lynn Lindberg (Don), two sisters-in-law, Laurette Fredette, Emily Fredette, one brother-in-law Raymond Gagnon and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Donat Fredette, his mother Thérèse Routhier, stepfather Maurice Routhier, his father-in-law Siméon Desrosiers, his mother-in-law Thérèse Desrosiers, two brothers, René,
Denis, one sister Yolande Gagnon, two brothers-in-law, Paul Plaetinck and Richard Birin.
Gerald's working was mostly in Calgary. The last 22 years of his working career was with the Calgary Airport Authorities where lasting friendships were made. He was
fortunate to have travelled all over the world for work and many trips with his wife for which river cruising in Europe were his
favourite. He had a passion for golf and was able to golf this past summer with his wife. He enjoyed building remote control cars, for which many great-nephews had the pleasure of receiving one.
I would like to thank Dr. Hadi Toeg and his team at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for all their hard work and long hours of work on Gerald. Thank you to Dr. S. Zieroth, Dr. A. Schaffer, Shari Barker and all the team at the Heart Function Clinic at St. Boniface Hospital. Your time and dedication shown to Gerald will never be forgotten.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Boniface Cathedral, 180 avenue de la Cathedrale, on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald
Fredette's name, may be made to Heart
Failure and Transplant Fund, St. Boniface Hospital, Y3 - 409 Tache Ave., St. Boniface, Manitoba R2H 2A6.

Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 23, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Condolences Nicole. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Michelle and Michael Ball (Colleague) on: Dec 13, 2019

  • Ma chère Nicole, C’est avec une immense tristesse que j’ai appris la mort de Gerald. Je te présente mes condoléances les plus sincères et si tu as besoin de parler, je suis là. Tu peux toujours compter sur moi, n’hésite pas. Bien affectueusement. Ta petite soeur d'une autre mère, Louise Fenez - Posted by: Louise (Nicole's sister from another mother) on: Dec 01, 2019

  • We were very sad to hear of Gerry's passing. We have many happy memories of dinners with Nicole and Gerry in their Calgary home. Gerry's sense of humor always made it a fun evening. Sending love and hugs to Nicole at this difficult time. - Posted by: Nick and Una Shworak (friends) on: Nov 30, 2019

  • My deepest condolences Nicole. May your beautiful memories help you through this sad time. Nicole - Posted by: Nicole Ritchot (Cousin) on: Nov 29, 2019

  • We were deeply saddened to receive your call to hear the sad news of Gerry’s passing. Please accept our condolences as you grieve. I am sure your patience looking after and being by his side through all he went through over the years was much appreciated by him We pray that you will be granted the strength needed to get through this sad time in your life. - Betty and Carl Powell - Posted by: Betty and Carl Powell (Friends) on: Nov 29, 2019

  • Condolences to Nicole and the Fredette family. I could not help but be amazed at Gerry`s positive outlook on life not matter what was thrown in his path. - Posted by: Emmanuel Beriault (friend) on: Nov 25, 2019

  • Thank you Nicole for loving my brother all these years. I will miss him! - Posted by: Lynn Lindberg (Sister) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • Thank you Nicole for loving my brother all these years. I will miss him! - Posted by: Lynn Lindberg (Sister) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • My sincere condolences Louise on the passing of your brother Gerald. Please extend my condolences to your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Yolande Comeau (Friend) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Please accept our deepest condolences to you and your families loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort ❤️ - Posted by: Kurt & Suzanne Johnson (Niece ) on: Nov 23, 2019

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