. WISE, Freda . Passed away in Tsawwassen on February 28, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Freda is survived by Clark, her beloved husband of over 69 years, son Tom and his wife Jackie of Calgary, daughter-in-law Anne of Langley, six grandchildren Jen, Kim, Mike, Ali, Sandra, Dan and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by son Jim in 2004. . Freda was born in Corunna, Ontario in February, 1923, (nee Harrold). She and Clark were married in Corunna in 1944 and lived in Kingston Ontario, Shawinigan Quebec, Sarnia Ontario, New Westminster BC, Hong Kong, and Red Deer Alberta, before retiring to Tsawwassen BC in 1979. . Freda's first love was her family, but next was music. She was a soprano soloist, starting at age nine in her Corunna United Church and singing with the Sarnia Polymer Glee Club, Vancouver Bach Choir, New Westminster Handel Chorus, Hong Kong Festival Singers, Red Deer Singers and Delta Singers. Freda particularly loved church music, and sang with many choirs including the Tsawwassen United Church choir since 1980. . Freda will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother by her family and as a fun loving friend by all who knew her. . A Memorial Service will be held at Tsawwassen United Church on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to Tsawwassen United Church, 693 53rd Street, Delta, BC V4M 3B6, phone (604) 943-2911. . Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
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Published in The Delta Optimist from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2014