G6: 1914 Fredrick Johann Shiels

This page provides details on Fredrick Johann Shiels and his descendants as follows:

  • G6: Fredrick Johann Shiels 1914-1986
    • G7: Victoria (Shiels) Smokovic 1943
    • G7: Cassandra (Shiels) Evans 1945
      • G8: Rex Earl Evans 1963
      • G8: Michael Warren Evans 1965
      • G8: Cassandra Elizabeth Evans 1966
      • G8: Freda Denise Evans 1970
      • G8: Howard Sveinn (Isaac) Evans 1979
      • G8: William Robert (Matthew) Evans 1980
    • G7: Marlene (Shiels) Young 1949-1992
      • G8: Francie Young 1967
      • G8: Jade Young 1973
    • G7: Nadine (Shiels) Hunter 1960

G6: Fredrick Johann Shiels 1914-1986

Fred and Helen Shiels

Fredrick Johann Shiels was born in Selkirk, Manitoba on January 8, 1914. He was the third child of George and Rosa (Stefansson) Shiels. He had black hair and hazel eyes. He was the first son and he got a lot of attention from his sisters Mildred and Clara. His family moved to Craven, Sask where he got most of his education. He enjoyed riding horseback to the Qu’Appelle River to fish on weekends.

When he was thirteen years old, he spent a very lonely time in Regina Hospital with mastoid surgery. While he was in hospital, the family moved to Silton and then later to Strasburg before returning to Selkirk in 1929.

With his schooling finished, Fred started work on a small island on Lake Winnipeg packing fish. During the depression years, he rode the rods taking odd jobs sometimes stacking hay or grain just for food. He travelled to the Pacific Ocean and hopes to get back there. As there was less work in Eastern Canada, he only got to Nova Scotia before returning home. Fred spent a couple of summers working in concession booths in the Park before getting work in the General Store and later driving for Boreski’s Bakery.

During this time he married Stephanie Stefanik and they had two daughters: Victoria Diane 1943 and Cassandra Adele in 1945. During the war years they moved to Winnipeg where Fred worked for Canada Bread driving a horse drawn bread wagon. One time when he stopped off too long on his way back to the bakery, his horse travelled several blocks back without him. Needless to say, he didn’t stop off anymore. This union ended in divorce.

Fred then married Helen Doty from Westbourne, Manitoba and they had two daughters; Marlene in 1949 and Nadine in 1960. Fred spent most of his later years doing maintenance work and helping make ice in curling clubs which he enjoyed. He was a very avid reader and loved sports. Fred died on December 13, 1986.

Helen, Nedine, Marlene, Cassandra

G7: Victoria (Shiels) Smokovic 1943-2014

Victoria Diane Shiels was born on December 16, 1943 in Selkirk, Manitoba. She was the first child of Fred & Stephanie (Stefaniuk) Shiels.

Victoria married Roger Smokovic and they have two sons, Steve born August 14, 1966 and Jerry born June 15, 1968. They lived in Bomertown, Ontario.

Victoria died on January 24, 2014, in Red Lake, Ontario, at the age of 70.

G7: Cassandra (Shiels) Evans 1945

Cassandra Adele Shiels was born August 6, 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was the second child of Fred & Stephanie (Stefaniuk) Shiels. Cassandra always went by Sandra.

She married Alfred Ernest Evans and they have six children: Rex Earl Evans 1963; Michael Warren Evans 1965; Cassandra Elizabeth Evans 1966; Freda Denise Evans 1970; Howard Sveinn (Isaac) Evans 1979 and William Robert (Matthew) Evans 1980.

The family live in Selkirk, Manitoba.

G8: Rex Earl Evans 1963

Rex Earl Evans was born on November 10, 1963, in Selkirk, Manitoba. He was the first child of Cassandra Shiels and Alfred Evans.

G8: Michael Warren Evans 1965

Michael Warren (Alfred) Evans was born on April 26, 1965, in Selkirk, Manitoba. He was the second child of Cassandra Shiels and Alfred Evans.

Michael was always referred to as Alfred. He married Sherry Lynne Kutcher on August 25, 1990.

They never had any children and Alfred died in 2008 at the age of 43.

G8: Cassandra Elizabeth Evans 1966

Cassandra Elizabeth (Christine) Evans was born on August 26, 1966, in Selkirk, Manitoba. She was the third child of Cassandra Shiels and Alfred Evans.

She was always known as Christine.

G8: Freda Denise Evans 1970

Freda (Denise) Evans was born on December 4, 1970, in Selkirk, Manitoba. She was the fourth child of Cassandra Shiels and Alfred Evans.

Freda was always known as Denise.

G8: Howard Sveinn (Isaac) Evans 1979

Howard Sveinn (Isaac) Evans was born on March 9, 1979, in Selkirk, Manitoba. He was the fifth child of Cassandra Shiels and Alfred Evans.

Howard was always known as Isaac.

G8: William Robert (Matthew) Evans 1980

William Robert (Matthew) Evans was born on June 4, 1980, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the sixth child of Cassandra Shiels and Alfred Evans.

William was always known as Matthew.

G7: Marlene (Shiels) Young 1949-1992

Marlene Shiels was born November 6, 1949. She was the first child of Fred & Helen (Doty) Shiels. Marlene married Andre Young, and they have two children, Francie born July 8, 1967 and Jade born March 23, 1973. They lived in Ponoka, Alberta.

This union ended in divorce and Marlene and children moved to Winnipeg. Marlene was remarried to Bruce Smith.

Marlene died on July 29, 1992 and is buried in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

G8: Francie Young 1967

Francie Young was born on July 8, 1967, in Toronto, Ontario. She was the first child of Marlene Shiels and Andre Young.

She married Frank and they had three daughters, Shandeana (Deana) 1988; Nastassia (Tassie) 1988 and Jucinda 1997. Deana and Tassie were twins.

G8: Jade Young 1973

Jade Young was born on March 23, 1973, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the second child of Marlene Shiels and Andre Young.

He married Yvonne Capet and they had two children, Kayla Young 1998 and Riley Taylor Young 2000.

G7: Nadine (Shiels) Hunter 1960

Nadine Rose Shiels was born April 20, 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was the second child of Fred & Helen (Doty) Shiels.

Nadine married Kevin Hunter on December 29, 1984, in her hometown. They have two children Cheyenne Rose born May 18, 1985 and Autumn Rayne born October 12, 1987. They live in Winnipeg, Manitoba.