Family and friends celebrate the life of their beloved Frieda. After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, she passed peacefully into the night with her family by her side. The family would like to thank the staff at the Good Samaritan Hillside for their tender care and compassion.
Married for 69 years to Earl; proud mother to Judy, Betty, Gerry (Dell), and Craig (Liz); grandmother to Christian (Travis), Duncan, Adam, Mark (Leanne), Sarah, Laura and Jeffrey; and awaiting the arrival of her first granddaughter. She also leaves behind her sister Justyn of Michigan.
Frieda lived a full and active life. She was born in Saskatchewan and grew up during the Depression. She was fearless and hardworking. She married Earl in 1941 and they had four children. They eventually settled in Edmonton. She loved the Edmonton Eskimos, curling and bridge. She loved to play piano and was often the center of many family gatherings and neighbourhood parties. She learned to play golf in her sixties and played her very first game at Pebble Beach. Nothing intimidated her.
Frieda and Earl moved to Salmon Arm in 2004 so that Craig and Liz could help manage her care. They would like to extend the family’s heartfelt thanks to the many, many people in Salmon Arm who made the last years of Frieda’s journey so very special. There are far too many to mention.
A service for Frieda will be held Thursday, July 22 at 2 p.m., at the Good Samaritan Hillside Chapel in Salmon Arm. A Celebration of her life will be held August 21, allowing time for her out-of-town family to make travel arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Good Samaritan Society (Salmon Arm) are welcome.