In loving memory of William Moyer Freed
William “Bill” Freed, age 81, died Friday, November 13th, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born on August 28, 1939, in Souderton, Pennsylvania to Alma and Harvey Freed.
Bill attended Lehigh University where he studied Math and Physics. After graduating he started teaching mathematics at Goshen College. In 1959 he met Joann Zeiset to whom he was married from 1962-1976. During this time, they joined the Peace Corps where Bill taught at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Bill often spoke of Turkey and of the joy of living there.
In 1967 they moved to Edmonton, Alberta where Bill completed a Master’s degree in Math at the University of Alberta. His twin boys Adam and Aaron were born during this time. Bill taught math and physics at Concordia College for 50 years. He was beloved by his students for his patience and his quirky sense of humor.
It is at Concordia College that Bill met the love of his life. In May of 1980, Bill married Mary Mackay and welcomed her daughter Teilya as his own. Bill and Mary spent many happy years together, traveling through the US, Europe, and Mexico. Most cherished were their summers at the farm with their children and grandchildren.
Bill retired from Concordia University in the spring of 2020. He had many projects planned including spending time on the farm and researching his Mennonite family history.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother Alma, father Harvey, brother Robert, and sister Sara. He is survived by his wife Mary. He was much loved by his children Aaron and wife Inge, Adam, and wife Jennene and daughter Teilya. He will be missed by his grandchildren Aidon, Noah, Riana, Jack, Matthew, Thomas, Declan, and Elora. Also, his brothers John, David, and Sister Susan.
Bill was a Husband, father, teacher, and friend. He will be forever loved and remembered for his smile, intelligence, and kindness.
Due to the circumstances surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic and the regulations that have been passed, we apologize that we are unable to conduct a memorial service.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Serenity Funeral Service – North Central Chapel