It is with great sadness that the family of Freddie Jack Beck announces his passing on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Freddie was born on Sept. 22, 1935 in Shell River, Man. to Joseph and Rose Beck.
He was united in marriage to Leda Andrusco on March 21, 1958.
He worked at the local paper mill most of his life as an accountant.
Freddie was very active in his community, serving for 50 years with the Shriners, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29, Rainycrest Auxiliary, and treasurer of the Kitchen Creek Golf Club to name just a few.
He was a very active member of St. George's Ukrainian Church and served as a Polymar for many years.
He was an outgoing person who loved to stop and chat, and seemed to have a nickname for everyone.
Freddie loved all sports and participated in as many activities as possible. In his later years, he found a passion for golf and many of the trips he and Leda took were planned around courses he wanted to play on.
He leaves behind his wife, Leda; daughter, Mary Ann and husband, Joseph King of Winnipeg, Man.; brothers, Bennie Beck and Ronald and wife, Yvette, all of Fort Frances, Ont.; sister-in-law, Julie Andrusco of Winnipeg, Man.; brother-in-law, Billy Andrusco and wife, Karen, of Arizona; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Freddie was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Rose Beck; and in-laws, Walter and Mary Andrusco.
A visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at 7 p.m at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home, with Fr. Statkevych officiating.
Interment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to St. George's Ukrainian Church or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com