Freda Eveline DILLEY

DILLEY, Freda Eveline Peacefully passed away at Cottonwoods Care Home on February 5, 2011 in her 91st year. Born in Calgary, AB on June 3, 1920 to Frederick William and Mary Gwendoline Bent. Freda was predeceased by her brother Roy Allan in 1922 and her mother in 1927. As a girl, Freda greatly enjoyed time spent with her Father on long walks, skating and going to hockey games – these being the highlights. Very sadly her Father passed away May 19, 1950. On the same day in 1981, Freda’s youngest daughter Maureen Brenda Tutt, died in a tragic accident. In 1985, Freda was predeceased by her son-in-law John Richard Mundy. She is survived by her eldest daughter Barbara Lynette Mundy and Maureen’s three daughters Susan Marie Levasseur, Brenda Jane Tutt and Kathryn Elaine Verhoeven, Barbara’s daughter Janice Arlene Arnold and numerous great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Freda married Willard Albert Dilley on January 25, 1944. They moved to Trois Rivieres, Quebec for a period of time during WWII when her husband was stationed there, returned to Calgary after the war, then resided in Kelowna in 1964. She was widowed in 2004. Freda will be remembered for her spirit, wit, humour and feistiness – a real character! She was loved and is sadly missed – now her spirit soars! Freda turned 90 last June and greatly enjoyed that day at Cottonwoods when they had helium balloons that stay up for so long that others also enjoyed them for their birthdays. Thank you to Dr. Susanne Erasmus for your expert care over the years and Dr. Pollock previously. Thank you to all who supported her in her last days with such loving kindness – you know who you are at Cottonwoods and her special companion, Naomi Winn. Freda requested that she be cremated and that there be no service. She will be interred, with her husband, at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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