With heavy hearts we announce that Fredric Sousa Da Silva aged, 45 years passed away on June 9, 2022.
Fredric was born on Dec.6, 1976 in Montreal, QC where he lived until the age of 20. He then started a new journey to Churchill, MB where he worked and ran the Family business “Gypsys Bakery”. In 2017 he embarked on the next chapter and moved to Winnipeg where he continued to meet and create great and strong friendships.
We all knew Fredric suffered with his addiction as he was very open and honest about it. However, that’s not who he was, he was so much more and was on a better path and doing great things for himself. His months at the “Bruce Oake Recovery Center” helped him tremendously and got him to connect with some fantastic people and created an amazing brotherhood.
Fredric’s bigger than life personality is who he was and everything he stood for. He loved his family, he was so happy when he was able to get his dad out of the house for a boy’s lunch or a boy’s road trip to Dauphin. He absolutely loved his mom and taking her out for lunches and shopping or a simple drive.
He loved being active whether it was going to the gym, or throwing a football around outside with his brother and son and nephew.
We have all been extremely blessed to have met Fredric and getting to know his bubbly personality which will be missed by many.
Fredric is survived by his son Joshua, his parents Antonio & Helen, his sister Jessica, nephew Zachary and his brother Philip.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 4588 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB.
Viewing will take place one half hour prior to the Service.
Flowers gratefully declined. As tokens of sympathy, donations in memory of Fredric may be made to the Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation, 1-883 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0M4.
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12 thoughts on “Fredric Sousa Da Silva”
My memories of Fred are many and wonderful but the one that tells me he was special was the time he met me at the Winnipeg airport when I was flying back from Vancouver after a post polar bear season retreat. I was so surprised to see him, he had his big smile as he saw my shocked look. He took me to lunch and had me back to pick up my stored luggage and ready for my flight back home to Nova Scotia. I only told him once of my flight plans so I am taking that as the highest compliment as he remembered and put in the effort to share a meal with me. My deepest sympathies to Helen, Tony and his family and friends.
Take care Brendan 🙏💚
Frederic, You had a way to make everyone feel like someone special. We feel honoured to have been your neighbours and friends, and will forever live your legacy of kindness to all that you met. To the entire Da Silva family, we consider you family and mourn with you. To Joshua, we cherish you always – Daddy was so proud and honoured to be your Daddy. To everyone who was touched by Fred’s infinite love, we share in the sorrow of his passing. There is so much that Fred taught us, and we promise to keep it going to keep your beautiful kind soul close to us always.
Freddy I miss u
I meet Freddy in Churchill MB through a close friend when he served us at the family restaurant.
I instantly loved the guy. Freddy had the passion of a three men. That passionate, loving, and out going personality will be what I remember when I think of my friend Freddy.
My love goes out to Tony, Helen and the family.
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Fredrick passing. We have fond memories of the Da Silva family and cannot imagine what you must be going through loosing a son and brother.
Both Kallie and Kristopher will always remember how good Fredrick was to them when they were young. Kris always talks about how Fredrick took him out on a snowmobile in Churchill and says he could hear the wolves howling at night. He also remembers being privileged to watch Fresh prince of Bel-Air with Fredrick.
Our thoughts are with you and we are forever grateful for the influence the Da Silva family had on ours.
Kallie, Kristopher, Nicole and Glen.
In the 6 months I’ve known Fred he quickly became one of my closest friends. He usually had a huge smile on his face and positive words of encouragement and acknowledgment. Whenever I walked in to a room where Fred was I could hear his distinctive voice and I immediately smiled as I knew my friend was there . Whenever I needed someone to talk to cause my day was going rough , he was the first guy I would call or message as I knew whatever his opinion was on the issue was going to come from nothing but care and concern and done respectfully. I am glad that I was also able to be there for him when he was struggling. Fred is my friend , my confidant and my brother, I love and miss you and know that you are smiling down at all of us who are suffering the loss of you.
Thinking of you all, Da Silva family and Carla and Joshua, on this difficult day. We can’t be there in person but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fred will definitely be missed- he was a good and generous and kind and genuine person. His smile will never be forgotten. We’re sending you so much love.
Miss you brother
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Fredric will be deeply missed.
My though and pray are with you all.
Ana & Michael Kalba
Our deepest sympathy for Tony , Helen and family
From Miro and Tosha Pavletic
I’ve known Fred most of my life
The thing I will always temember is that he ALWAYS had a smile
He was a kind and generous person, always wanting everyone around him to be happy. It breaks my heart that we didn’t get to see eachother as planned
I love you always and forever
I will miss you deeply
RIP till we meet again
I love you
I just found out this week of Fredric’s passing. My sincerest condolences to the DaSilva Family. May his memory be a forever blessing.