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Frederick Desmond O'Brien HALL

9 January, 192915 January, 2021

Frederick Desmond O’Brien Hall

Sunrise: January 9th, 1929 Sunset : January 15th, 2021

Frederick Desmond O’Brien Hall aged 92 passed peacefully into arms of our Lord on January 15th, 2021 at the Parkview Place Long Term Care Home in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

Frederick or “Poya” as he was affectionately known in his years in Barbados was predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy Loleta Hall (nee Rowe) He was born and lived in Black Rock St. Michael, Barbados, attended St. Stephen’s Primary and Junior School. He worked as an Auto Service Attendant at the ESSO gas station Black Rock St, Michael before migrating to Winnipeg in December 1972. Frederick is a retired employee of Canada Metal (Western) where he worked for 20 years.

Frederick is the son of the late Fitzgerald Hall and Eugene Hall (nee Weekes) both deceased.

Father to Darnley Holder and Frederick Thomas - Barbados Brother of the late Alice “Zenith” Weekes, Albertha Wood, Leon Hall,Theopholus Williams known as “Boysonny” and Hartley Warden. He is survived by sisters Ovrene Roach, Emsey Linton and Veronica Crawford.

Uncle ‘Freddie’ to Shirley Cooke, Cyrlene Oliver and Beverley Wood -Barbados, Tyrone, Myrna, Linda, Cecilia, Wingrove Roach - UK Wendy Johnson Lise Greaves -USA and many more nieces and nephews in the UK, USA and Barbados. Great Uncle to Margaret Durant, Rachel Amayo- Canada John Hall and Anderson Hall –UK Samuel Hall, Henderson Hall, Sherol St.Hill , Betty Oliver- Barbados many more great nieces and nephews too many to mention. Brother in law of Velda St. Clair of Trinidad and Tobago, Oswald Roach of Barbados. Relative to the Weekes, Hall, Roach, Durant, Amayo, Wood, Williams, Warden, Crawford and Rowe families.

Dear friend of Hughlene Codrington, Roy Hoyte, Sybil, Magna, Malvia, O’neal, Jennifer, the Waltrous family and Rev. Honour Waithe -Retired.

Funeral service to take place on Saturday January 23rd, 2021. 10:00 am Central (Winnipeg) time at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB. The families of Frederick Hall would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who have expressed their condolences and shared kind words of support at this sad time. We would like to thank the Staff at Parkview Place Long term Care Home for their care of Frederick over the years. Our thanks also to Thomson Funeral Home for their care, guidance and support during this very difficult time.



Frederick Desmond O'Brien HALL

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Margaret Durant

15 February 2021

Forever loved, Forever remembered,
I will miss you so much, you are forever in my heart.

You are in my earliest memories uncle Freddy, always caring and being more of a father than an uncle to me.

You and Auntie Dorothy are so loved and I will always remember our times together and those chatting on the phone. I miss you both so much. Bye until we meet again 💕💕❤❤🌹🌹😢😢

Tyrone Roach

24 January 2021

I didn't get to see you again will always haunt me, yeah I tried but then Covid close everything down. I remembered you caring for us when Dad went to England in 1955. As I recall your remedy for every nail jack, cut, or stump toe was to stuff it with salt. I also remember the old iron in the yard where you used to lift weights. Precious memories of a child growing up.
RIP Uncle Freddie, would've dare call him 😢 Pooyah backthen.


23 January 2021

Uncle Freddie I would always cherish the memories of being care by you as a young girl growing up in Barbados . My first trip to Canada with my two young sons Troy and Damon to stay with Aunty Dorothy and yourself. One of best holidays ever. REIP....Love you always Uncle Freddie

Ivy Scott

23 January 2021

It was lovely to visit you and your wife Dorothy on occasions when I visited my cousins Hughlene and Eileen Codrington in Canada from England. You and your wife always welcomed us. Condolences on behalf of Roy Hoyte and the Codrington family, you will always be remembered and stay in our hearts.

Ivy Scott (England)
Codrington family- Hughlene, Eileen and Lisa.

Jennifet Small

22 January 2021

My condolences to Freddy’s family May his soul Rest In Peace. I will always remember his beautiful smile whenever I go to visit him some day we will meet again.

Rachael Amayo

22 January 2021

May your soul Rest In Peace. You will be missed by your family. I will always remember you 😊especially your savvy plaid fashion style and cool demeanour. Love you always Uncle Freddy!!!

Lisa Durant

21 January 2021

I love you uncle Freddy. I will keep my memories of you close to heart. I do miss the calls from auntie Dorothy and you almost weekly to check on us. RIP together with your beloved. 💐