Freddie Denis Starr passed away at his residence in Sandy Bay First Nation on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the age of 62 years.
Freddie was born August 26, 1955 in Neepawa, MB to Doris and Howard Starr.
Freddie attended Sandy Bay School and then attended Amaranth Collegiate. He attended University of Manitoba where he took a course in Agriculture. He completed a welding course form Assiniboine Community College. Freddie helped his dad on the ranch with the cows and race horses.
He worked for Sandy Bay First Nation for over 30 years where he was employed as an Employment Counselor and Director of Operations and then as Director of Housing. He also worked with the Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters during the flood of 2011-2012.
Freddie received numerous awards for his work with CMHC for his work with SBFN.
Freddie’s hobbies included golf, watching hockey games, hunting ducks, geese, deer, moose, elk and snaring rabbits. He enjoyed fishing every spring by Ste. Rose. Freddie enjoyed playing golf and hunting with his sons, brothers, nephews and brothers in law.
Freddie worked tirelessly for his home community in Sandy Bay. He will be forever missed by his coworkers and especially his family.
He was predeceased by his parents Howard & Doris Starr and godparents Sarah & Joseph Beaulieu. He is survived by his children Virgil, Freddie Jr, Stephen, Gregory and Blanche and their mother Loretta Starr; Dillon, Cal, Howard and Morning and their mother Sandi Starr; special companion Candace Gregory and her children Cassandra and Sage; 16 grandchildren and expecting grandchild from Blanche; brothers Mervin (Sylvia), Stanley (Dodi), Cecil, Russell (Carla); sisters Audrey, Joan, Gloria (Lyle), Delores (Jim), Mary (Jeff), Lisa (Randy); aunts Mora Popien and Alma Jacques; special coworker and friend Dianne Beaulieu; godchildren Angel Compton and Mathew Beaulieu; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
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