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Freda Hesketh

April 5, 1920 - January 24, 2015

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Elfreda Hesketh (nee Fowler) passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Mariposa Gardens, Osoyoos, BC at the age of 94 years.  She was born on April 5, 1920.

She is survived by two sons Gerald Hesketh (Lynne) and Laurence Hesketh, and one daughter Bonnie Dust (Roman), three grandchildren Garett Hesketh (Courtney), Derek Hesketh (Kelsey), and Kristin Dust-Pasichnyk (Oless); great-grandchildren  Cohen,  Robert and Victoria Hesketh and Orysia and Orrin Dust-Pasichnyk;  sister Marilyn (Doug) Parsons of Grenfell, Saskatchewan, and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Saskatchewan and BC.

Freda was predeceased by her husband Harry in 2005, her parents, her sister Jean, and her brothers Allan and Murray.

Freda and Harry were married November 14, 1942 in Fillmore, Saskatchewan. When they were both discharges from active service in December 1945 in Vancouver, they chose Osoyoos as their first home, settling there in January 1946.  

Freda assisted her husband in the Post Office some 26 years, and during that time was a very active volunteer in the community: a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Legion Auxiliary, and the Canadian Postmaster Association. She was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal with Palm Leaf, Friendship Medal from both the National and Washington State Legion, Achievement and Recognition from the Town of Osoyoos, and Women’s Recognition, among others.  

Freda was a strong promoter for team work and participation. Sports were a favourite pastime.

in lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one’s choice would be gratefully accepted.

A memorial celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Royal Canadian Legion # 173, Osoyoos, BC. A reception will follow. Private graveside urn committal and interment at the Veterans’ Field of Honour, Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery.

    Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Osoyoos & Oliver.

 

 

 

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From: SHARON KRENN AND EARLE CUMMING
Relation: friend

CONDOLENCES TO THE HESKETH FAMILY. WHAT A PROUD AND GREAT LADY SHE WAS. SO ENJOYED OUR LITTLE TALKS OVER THE YEARS. SHE WAS THE MAINSTREAM OF THE OSOYOOS LEGION FOR MANY MANY YEARS AND SHE WILL GREATLY MISSED BY ALL

From: Anna Petrin
Relation: a dear friend

Freda was alway a joy to visit and spend time with, I will miss her deeply. Will miss the laughing, and the reminiscing of days gone by.
She was always a special lady to me.

From: Judy and Lionel Dallas
Relation: Knew over the years

Recently saw Freda during a visit to my husband at Mariposa. She looked well and we talked about us chatting on her way up and down the street walking and latterly with her walker. She was a truly down to earth lady with great outlooks and community dedication. Her family will have many, many stories to cherish.

From: Gloria Spooner
Relation: close friend

My deepest sympathy to Freda’s family and other close friends. Freda will always be in my heart and I will think of her on a daily basis as I am sure her family will. She was a pillar of the community and I am so happy I had her in my life. RIP Freda I love you

From: Laverne Bourassa
Relation: Niece

Condolences to my cousins;
Wonderful memories of a fun aunt,when we spent holidays there,as well as great chats when she would come to visit her friends in P.A. Saskatchewan.
Communities need more women like Aunt Freda.

From: Gloria Hesketh Threinen
Relation: Niece

My sympathies to all of Aunt Freda’s family. I remember her coming to Saskatchewan for visits. I remember her as a kind and loving woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Gloria,Jerome and family

From: Ron & Carol Hunter
Relation: Saskatchewan relatives

Gerry, Bonnie, Laurie and families:
Our sincere sympathy on Freda’s passing. She was much loved and admired by everyone who knew her.
It was always a special event when she came back to Saskatchewan and visited with family and friends. She made everyone around her feel special and was genuinely interested in their lives.
Your mom was a very special person to us all.

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