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Condolence From: Rhonda Kara Hanah
Condolence: Freda will be remembered with so much love , by so many people. I treasure the memories of our many visits , the laughter and stories , and the weekly craft circles in her basement . I hold dear especially the vision she shared with me from her dream which linked in with my own . Keep a watch out over this world Freda . I love you eternally
Friday April 06, 2018
Condolence From: (Rev. Dr.) Nan Hudson
Condolence: Dear loved ones of Freda,
Freda was as you know a generous, wise elder. I had the privilege of spending 4 days with her 7 or 8 years ago as we planned a program to support Indigenous language learning with friends from Mishko Bimaadjiwin. Freda was quiet, and at the end gave us our name, which meant "Saving the Children". I will never forget that moment, and I will always be grateful for her presence and gift to us. Sending love and prayers to you all from Kingston, Ontario, where the language nest that was started by that program still continues.
Nan Hudson
Monday January 15, 2018
Condolence From: Dr. Patricia McGuire
Condolence: Condolences to family and friends of our beautiful Chim Dimooysehn abun, Freda. She was humble and kind in her teachings. She was a respected knowledge keeper. Many of our community will miss her.

Walter and Maria Linklater offer their condolences to her family and community from Saskatoon. She was a good friend of both of them, especially Maria. They have many memories of her.
Saturday January 06, 2018
Condolence From: PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith
Condolence: Freda worked with my dad at Fort William Historical Park for many years. Though I did not know her well in my adult life, when I was growing up I called her Kokum. She was always kind, always smiling, from my first memories of her through recent years I saw her around town. I have a memory of sitting on her lap when I was wee, and her teaching me words in Anishinaabemowin. A wooden doll my dad made for me, which Freda named Ajidamoo (squirrel), watches over my desk at this very moment. Miigwech Freda for all you gave to the world. You will be remembered.
Friday January 05, 2018
Condolence From: Pierre LeBlanc ~ Barry Wolframe
Condolence: Miigwech Goockum Freda for making me so welcome down at the encampment all those years. I'll never forget the beaver roasts at the end of season and the endless laughs.
Friday January 05, 2018
Condolence From: Dr. Terry L. Hill
Condolence: We will greatly miss you Freda and your teachings.
Friday January 05, 2018
Condolence From: Shelley Pelletier
Condolence: This sounds like a very special lady....My deepest condolences to everyone!
Friday January 05, 2018
Condolence From: William Waboose
Condolence: Freda was a wonderful teacher. Kind and understanding and always exuding positive, peaceful energy. I will miss the chance to see her again, but she is one of those people who lives on in others from the way she has touched upon their personalities. Bless her and her family.
Friday January 05, 2018
Condolence From: Jaci Washington
Condolence: Farewell Freda. May your journeys be as compelling and meaningful as they were in this world.
Thursday January 04, 2018