Fred Einer Ingaldson

September 2, 1932August 8, 2011


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Einer Ingaldson on Monday, August 8, 2011. Fred is survived by his partner of 30 years Jane Gray, stepson Donald MacVicar (Kristine), sons, Freddie and Kris, daughters, Aynsley, and Jana, grandchildren, Jake, Eric, Dylan, Taylor and Emily, sisters Darlene Bodanski and JoAnne Ritchie and families. Fred will also be missed by all of the Gray family. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Helen Ingaldson.

Fred was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on September 2, 1932. Although born in the United States Fred grew up in the north end of Winnipeg where his parents had a grocery store. As a young boy Fred helped out in the grocery store but as soon as his chores were done he was off to play basketball. He made many lifelong friends through his love of basketball.

Fred first played organized basketball at Isaac Newton High School from 1948 to 1952. In his senior year he was named outstanding athlete.

Upon graduating, Fred caught the attention of the Montana State University Bobcats and played there from 1952 to 1956 on an athletic scholarship. He was known for his ability to score. He was an All-Conference selection and was heralded as the school's most outstanding basketball player in his graduating year. Fred also enjoyed being part of three straight N.I.A.A. District Championship teams.

Fred returned to Winnipeg after his post-secondary education and lent a helping hand to a host of basketball teams including the Senior "A" St. Vital Bulldogs, the Tillsonburg Livingstons and the St. Andrew's Super Saints whom he accompanied when the group went on a tour of Cuba.

Fred wore Canada's colours at the 1960 Rome Olympics and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He also suited up for Canada at the Winnipeg-based 1967 Pan American Games.

Fred was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Canada Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 at which time he was also nominated as Athlete of the Century.

Fred owned and operated Winnipeg Wholesale Grocery and Confectionary and Winnipeg Wholesale Vending Corp. Fred taught many a young man how to stock shelves, load trucks, fix vending machines and relax with a cold Heineken when done.

Fred spent many summers from the time he was 14 at the family cottage at Ingolf, Ontario. He continued to spend time at the lake enjoying the music of Frank Sinatra and a Crown Royal up until his health started to fail. He loved to fish off the end of the dock and was more than happy to join his grandsons, nieces and nephews while they swam. They will miss their Papa Fred.

We would like to thank Dr. Dohanick and the staff of HSC for their care of Fred. We would also like to thank friends and family who spent time with Fred while he was in the hospital - he really enjoyed your visits.

A private interment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to KidSport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6.

We will miss him.

GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241 Hwy #1 inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg Condolences may be sent to:


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Fred Einer Ingaldson

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Roy Onufree

August 17, 2011

I met Fred when he was at Montana State he was a great guy. We were young kids and spent a lot of time at the Ingaldson home.Fred treated us like we were family.He had the greatest record collection in the world. he was a great athlete. He was my hero and not to long ago i told him so. he had a great sense of humor, told funny stories. His reply to the hero story...So now you tell me.You wil be missed but never forgotten.

Ed Nicholson

August 14, 2011

I remember Fred & his family while growing up near their store. His Mom & Dad were typical hard-working, honest 'corner-store' owners..Fred was 2 years my senior while attending Isaac Newton HS...I played BBall there also & had the benefit of mentoring from Fred & others such as Bob Ketchen..Fred once taught me a very efficient 'set-up' for shots, which produced many 'swish' baskets. We followed Fred & the other 'Ikie' grads into their WLI careers & on. Randy Prokopanko's Dad & our dear friend 'Beechie' all played Senior Ball together at 'Ikie'.
Fred now joins them up in the big court in Heaven....I miss them all & Fred with his beautiful big smile with that unique 'gap' between his front two teeth...Rest Easy my friend(s).
Ed Nicholson.

Randy Prokopanko

August 13, 2011

Our condolences on Fred’s passing. My Dad went to school with Fred at Isaac Newton and followed his basketball career with great pride. He will be missed so very much.

Randy Prokopanko and Joan Prokopanko