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Fred Palson

Jan 24 - 1933

July  4 - 2021


Fred (Dad) passed away at Lake of the Woods District Hospital at the age of 88.

He is survived by his children Cynthia (Jim), Wayne (Cindy), Calvin, Clyde (Tammy) and Ward, and his long-time partner Sandy Anderson. He also leaves behind his sisters Dora, Faye (Richard), brothers Gunnar, John (Kathy), seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, as well as Gerri's children Lynn, Holly and Michael.

Fred (Dad) was predeceased by his parents Gunnar and Anna Palson, daughter Lisa, sisters Gay, Joy, Lillian, brothers Wallace, Victor, Vincent and his in-laws Ray, Fred, Norman and Lorraine.

He was also predeceased by wives Gerri and Olena, mother of his children, and his granddaughter Patricia.

Dad was born in Arnes, Manitoba. He started off as a fisherman on Lake Winnipeg before going into construction in Manitoba. After moving to Ontario, he worked for Devlin Timber in Keewatin. Fred and Olena settled in Laclu where they raised their family. He then started his own construction business, Fred Palson Contracting Ltd. Dad became known for putting in many roads and septic fields throughout the Kenora area.

Dad was a hard-working man, a loving father and grandfather. He was very proud of his 45 years of sobriety in A.A., helping many people there throughout the years. 

Dad will be sadly missed by his children, Sandy, friends, many nieces and nephews and in-laws.

Until we meet again Dad ,

We all love you.


Graveside service will be announced at a later date.

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