Fred Sasakamoose
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Fred Sasakamoose was one of the first indigenous players in the NHL.

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Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Nov. 25, 2020.
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January 27, 2021
I wish I had met Fred and wish I'd been able to chat with him on Hockey Night in Canada. I sensed that he was a very special person and would have made a memorable interview. RIP
Brian McFarlane
December 31, 2020
my heartfelt blessings to the beloved Freddie, Loretta and family. I was so honoured and humbled to work with Freddie in Chiefs and Champions. He called me, and kindly thanked me for getting "it right", when credited with the "slapshot" . He said we "made him a star". He is a star, in the sky, on the ice and forever in our hearts. aho .
Full Regalia
December 30, 2020
A terrific player and role model, he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. What a player!
December 20, 2020
As a young teenager growing up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, I recall the name of Fred playing hockey for the Moose Jaw Canucks same team as my brother Norman Johnson. Do know there had been many conversations in our home in regards to those who played hockey with Norm, perhaps that is the reason why I recall the name of Fred Sasakamoose. I appreciate being able to forward my condolences to the family for your loss, a gentleman I knew of and being the first Indigenous player with his desire to play professional hockey. To Fred’s family and friends, sharing your sorrow, please accept my condolences, may memories bring you comfort, I know they will.
Loretta Evans
December 18, 2020
To the family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans of this wonderful man Mr. Fred Sasakamoose. He was one of first inspiration for indigenous hockey players in Canada. That is the legacy Mr. Fred Sasakamoose left behind memorable in his hockey career that will not be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with loss the of Mr. Fred Sasakamoose. May his legacy keep his memory alive forever.
December 8, 2020
I , HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE FREDDY'S TROPHY WHEN , I WAS 11 YEARS OLD ........... HAPPY , HOLIDAYS TO A LONG-TIME HOCKEY PLAYER TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!! SIR BUT , MORE IMPORTANTLY BELIEVE , IN YOURSELF TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BROTHER #55 PSALMS 23:01-3:30 .......... PROVERBS 6:01-6:35 ......... MATTHEW 26:01-26:75 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & TIMOTHY 12:01-12:18 ?????????????????
December 4, 2020
We would like to pass on our condolences to the Fred Sasakamoose family. Fred was an amazing man and leaves an incredible legacy. I had the honor to play hockey with Fred in Junior for the Moosejaw Canucks. We were also roommates and became good friends during those three years. We both learned a lot about hockey and life as we were only 16 years of age and away from our homes and family. He was a great hockey player but most importantly an honorable man and a great ambassador for our country. He will be remembered by all of us as a man of honor, belief, integrity, and dedication to his community, his family and his friends.
Sincerely, Dave and June Gordichuk

Dave Gordichuk
December 3, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
December 1, 2020
My condolences go out to the family of Fred. So sorry for your loss.
December 1, 2020
Sincere sympathies to the Saskamoose family, so very sorry for your loss, may God be your strength at this most difficult time.
November 30, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but your special memories can help you & your family cope. Remembering your loved one today and always. Please except my deepest sympathies.
Simone Taylor
November 29, 2020
My condolences to Loretta and family. Fred’s cup ran over, and he filled the cup of everyone he met. I had the honor of getting to know Freddy when he dropped by for coffee when I lived close to the Atahkakoop reserve. His spirit was peaceful, and a joy to behold. He is a beautiful man, and will not soon be forgotten.
Naomi Booth
November 29, 2020
He changed the NHL for the better and gave hope to the indigenous people. He inspired millions and made them proud of their culture and heritage . I'll always remember watching him play and memorizing his moves, he had a great slap shot. Thank you for all that you have done, you will never be forgotten.
November 29, 2020
He was an extraordinary talent and a true gentleman. I had the pleasure of meeting him and he was very gracious and kind. My kids grew up idolizing him and dreamed of playing in the NHL. We finally had someone who looked like us. His impact is immeasurable and it is a great loss for the indigenous people. He will be greatly missed. May God bless you and give you strength and peace during this especially difficult time.
Eric Stone
November 28, 2020
My condolences. There are not many words at a time like this, but we can pour out our hearts to God, whom is a refuge for us. When anxieties overwhelmed us, God can comforted and soothed us.
November 28, 2020
Carol Sivadge
November 28, 2020
May God bless you and strengthen you during your time of loss. He was an incredible person and hockey player, what a talent! Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us.
John Miller
November 27, 2020
To the family I am truly sorry for your loss and long fot the day when people will not have succumb to such a deadly virus. My prayers are with the family and the world. May God be with us all.
November 27, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fans of trailblazer, Fred Sasakamoose. May the God of tender mercies comfort you at this difficult time.
November 27, 2020
My condolences to the family. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
November 27, 2020
He inspired me to play hockey in college. To say he changed my life would be an understatement, I am deeply saddened and am so sorry for your loss. I will always be grateful for his contribution to the game of hockey, he gave hope and something to believe in to the indigenous people. We will forever remember him.
November 27, 2020
A super player and gentleman, I met him and he was a class act. I always remember being a kid and watching his games, my father loved analyzing his strategy. He changed the world of hockey for the better and gave the indigenous people something to dream and inspire to. I'll always remember him with such fond memories. I pray that the God of all comfort gives his family the strength to endure this terrible loss. My thoughts are with them at this time.
November 27, 2020
What Mr. Sasakamoose did will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to his family and friends and may the Father of tender mercies be with you all now and the days to come. Remember the wonderful memories you all had together.
November 27, 2020
I send my condolences to his family. He really inspired people to dream and achieve greater heights. He will be greatly missed. he was a true legend
Eric Jones
November 27, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this extremely difficult time.
November 27, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Sasakamoose family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
November 27, 2020
To the family,

I wanted to extend my condolences for your loss. Please know that God is a true source of comfort and strength and he will heal the broken hearted. (Ps. 147:3) Cherish the wonderful memories!
November 26, 2020
My condolences.
November 26, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's.
November 26, 2020
Fred was invited to give the inspirational speech at the opening of the Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford in February 2018. I was one of the volunteers and my grandson was one of the competitors in hockey from The Lakeland zone. I was very impressed with his speech and how he motivated the competitors that evening. I am sure he will be missed by family,friends and the hockey world.
Sarah Wood
November 26, 2020
Godspeed Fred. A trailblazer. My sympathies to Fred's family, friends and loved ones.
Harry Simpson
November 25, 2020
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. I am writing on behalf of my father, Roy Pollard of Blaine Lake. Dad passed away three years ago but I know he would have written if he was still alive. I have memories of meeting Fred as a young boy living in Blaine Lake and my Dad talking fondly about how he and Fred played hockey together when they were young and I think they also tried out for the P.A. Minto's at the same time. I recall that the storied Dad had about the time they played together were full of fun and at times some crazy antics. In later life I recall they also golfed together with my mom and would reminisce about the good times they had together. May God comfort you and give you peace during this most difficult time of pain and sorrow.
November 25, 2020
I first saw Fred in Kamloops,remember his slap shot it was really something too see
Tim Redford
November 25, 2020
HAPPY , THANKSGIVING TO A LONG-TIME HOCKEY SECURITY GUARD TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BROTHER #80 JAMES 3:17 ......... MARK 1:08-1:11 !!!!!!!!!!!!! MATTHEW 26:05-26:75 ......... HOSEA 3:02 ............ & JOHN 2:02-2:07-2:25-3:23-3:14 ????????????????????????
November 25, 2020
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God comfort you and give you peace during this most difficult time of pain and sorrow.
November 25, 2020
Great story of a great man, from a wonderful sport. Rest in peace, Fred.
November 25, 2020
My elementary students enjoyed hearing about Mr. Saskamoose during
our social studies lessons. I worked at Prince Charles School in Edmonton which catered to the Indigenous population.
Deloris Jack
November 25, 2020
Fred was a great man and had an amazing life. My heart goes out to all that knew him and my condolences to the Sasakamoose family.
John van Someren
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