Freda Eleanor Schuck


It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great- great grandmother, Freda Eleanor Schuck who passed away peacefully May 21, 2019 at the age of 95 years. She is survived by her daughter Lesley Gordon, son Geoffrey Schuck and sister Stella Nimchuck. Her grandchildren Deborah, Karla, Andrew, Anneke, David, Hugh, Kristian, Richard, Michael, Denise, Chad, great grandchildren Connor, Sophie, Nigel, Liam, Mia, Julien, Sadie, Naomi, Samantha, Ethan, Owen, Dylan, Keola, Camille, Samuel and Joseph and great – great grandchildren, Owen and Dante as well as her daughters in law Myrna and Ikram and grandchildren’s spouses. Mum was a beautiful and loving woman, and the centre of the entire family. She always had brilliant words of advice for all of us when we asked and needed it. She was kind to a fault, and her wonderful sense of humour stayed with her until the end. She made friends easily and so many of them lasted for years. She will be sorely missed and was loved by all. She was predeceased by her loving husband Andrew and her sons Andrew, Paul and Robert. We are so grateful for her loving caregiver LyAnne Villaneuva. Without the love, care and devotion she gave our Mum for the past two years, Mum would never have lived as long as she did. We would also like to thank the Palliative Care Team from the Sturgeon Hospital Capital Care for their wonderful care and attention they gave mum. Funeral will be held at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 125 Larose Drive, St. Albert, Alberta 1:00 June 1. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Kipnes Centre for Veterans, Edmonton.

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Jackie Sandford

Dearest Auntie Freda was very loved by all of her family in England, she will always have a special place in our hearts and we will miss her dearly. Sending all of our love to all of our family in Canada, although we cannot be with you in person please know that we are sending all of our love to you all. Big hugs xx

Tessa Archimowitz

Geoff: Saddened to hear of your mum’s passing. Our sincere condolences. Big hugs to you and your family. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time. Love you Pal.
Tessa and Vic

Sandra Darjes

I first met Freda 60 years ago when I began dating her eldest son, Andrew, whom I later married. Freda and Andy Sr. opened their home to us and later built a suite for us in their new home on Coldwell Road in Regina. Freda was a second mother to me, always going the extra mile and supporting me in so many ways. When I went to work she took on child care of Deborah. Her son, Geoff, was only 6 months older than Deborah who was 9 months old at the time. I’m sure that must have been a handful but Freda seemed to do this so easily.

Many years later when Andy and I separated she flew to Fort St. John to offer support and encouragement to me. She suggesting I move back to Regina saying that she and Andy Sr. would be available to help us during the time of transition and beyond. The girls spent many hours at their grandparents while I was studying or working and over the years their home became a second home for the three of us. Freda even stepped in while I was working and became a volunteer at Karla’s daycare.

Over the years we always kept in touch by phone or visited in person when either one of us came to spend time with adult children and their families. I was embraced as part of the family, even later when I remarried. I am grateful to have shared two family vacations in Mexico with Freda.

Freda had such a capacity for love and compassion. She had such wisdom and humor to impart. She has been a mentor to me and I have learned much from her example which I would emulate.

There is so much more I could say but I will end by sharing a story.
She and Andy had taken a Chilean family under their wings. Freda told me that one of their children was being held back in school because of the language barrier. Freda went to the school and asked if she might tutor the girl over the summer with the hope that she would be able to pass into the next grade. Freda was pleased that in fact the girl was moved ahead after the summer. I commented that that must have been rewarding. Freda’s response was “Isn’t that why we are here? To make a difference.” And she is testimony to that. She surely has made a difference in my life and in the lives of my daughters and their families as I’m sure for countless others.

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