Mary Froese

Mary Froese

In Loving Memory of Mary Froese

May 13, 1921 – Sept. 17, 2012

Predeceased by her parents – Nellie Ziola and Emil Fidelack, Husband Emil Froese, Sisters – Martha Basler, Pauline Ziola, Elsie Mutschke, Alma Fidelack, Violet Fidelack and Brother Oscar Fidelack. She is survived by sisters – Emma Schultz, Millie Fidelack and Mabel Johnson and daughter, Colleen (Wayne Brown)

Mary was born at home on a farm in the small town of Margo, Saskatchewan. She was the sixth child in a family of 10 children and became the eldest of her remaining siblings at the time of her death. Everyone worked hard on the farm to survive and when she was able she followed her older sister, Alma, to the big city of Toronto. She returned when her father died at an early age and later followed another sister, Elsie Mutschke to Terrace, BC. She was told there was a young, single man down the road who might be looking for a wife. Later the same year on December 24, 1951, she married Emil Froese.

Their only daughter, Colleen was born a couple of years later. Both Mary and Emil worked hard to provide for their family and they were devoted members of Christ Lutheran Church in Terrace. When Emil retired from logging in 1974 they lived on a farm in New Remo for 16 years before moving back to Terrace for the last 16 years. Gardening was her passion. Mary was an active, vibrant, generous woman who welcomed everyone to her home and enjoyed serving others much more than being the focus of attention.

Special thanks to Dr. DeBruin, who made regular home visits and took extra special care of Mary. The caring, kindness and understanding will never be forgotten.

A funeral service was held at Christ Lutheran Church in Terrace on September 22, 2012. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Lutheran Church.

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