21 January, 1927 – 25 March, 2021
Freda Geldart was a force to be reckoned with! Born Freda Spensley, on January 21, 1927, in Craghead, England, she emigrated to Canada with her family at the start of the Great Depression. Freda is remembered for her resilience growing up on a farm near Bowden, the youngest of nine children.
Her life as a partner in a dynamic duo began when she married the love of her life, Jack Geldart, on September 19, 1949. Whether working long hours at their store in Seba Beach, singing in the choir or around the piano with family and friends, travelling to West Africa, Hawaii, Jamaica, the UK and Saudi Arabia, plying the waters of Baptiste Lake in her canoe, baking Christmas cakes and Granny Loaf, or combing the shores of Parksville, Freda was inseparable from her Jack through sixty nine years of marriage. She had two great loves; her Jack and her family.
Freda passed away on March 25, 2021. A kind, caring person who made everyone feel welcome and at home, Freda was a loving, selfless mom to her three children, Carol, Lorrie (Conrad) and Jack (Debbie); and adored her four grandchildren, Jeff (Tracy), Lorin (Rochelle), Russell and Bennett; and three great grandchildren, Avery, Jay and Freyja.
As a celebration of life, the family will provide a link to a digital tribute that can be shared with family and friends. Please go to dignitymemorial.com for more information. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you support either Diabetes Canada at diabetes.ca or The Ashbourne Independent and Assisted Living at www.theashbourne.ca.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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10 April 2021
Dear Lorrie, Conrad and Family. Please accept our sincere condolences at the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. We keep you in our hearts. May happy memories of times shared with your Mom bring you comfort.
Rod and Marianne Fink
Sandy & Grant Hengstler
30 March 2021
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Carol, Laurie & Jack and their families for the loss of there dear mother. We will all miss her a lot. She always teased me about being Allan’s buddy before I was . She is now with her family and her buddy. Love to all.