Freda Ann Henry
Freda Ann Henry passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1st, 2022 in Moose Jaw, SK at 72 years of age.
Freda was predeceased by her loving father, Liam Busby and mother, Winnie Gough; and is survived by her son, Corey Henry of Washington, D.C.
Freda was born and raised in Belfast, Ireland. She was a proud Irishwoman throughout her life and took great joy from the rich culture and generous spirit of her home country and its people. She had hoped to live to see the day when her island would be united at long last. Freda cherished her childhood and adolescent memories of Belfast, even though she came of age during The Troubles. She never had, nor would ever hear, a bad word about her city.
For nearly 40 years she practiced as a registered nurse, always providing compassionate care. Nursing was her life. Freda was passionate about her life’s work and cared deeply for the residents at Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw, SK. She had a special bond with the residents, and they with her. Freda never left her work at work–the mental and physical health of her patients was always close to her heart. Even in retirement, she kept in close touch with many patients. They were family for her.
For those that knew her, Freda had a big heart and a big personality. She had a kind, curious and charitable soul. Freda cared deeply for those that cared about her, always doing whatever she could to support her friends and loved ones. Later in life she discovered a passion for Broadway plays and musicals, having taken in more than a dozen shows in New York City. Freda also honed her knitting skills and was fond of making blankets for cats and dogs–even some in the colors of the Irish flag.
A Celebration of Freda’s Life will be held on Friday, April 8th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Harvey Room at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Freda’s name may be made to the Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658 Station Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Freda had a huge heart and was a great storyteller. I particularly enjoyed hearing about her seeing the Beatles live in concert. Condolences to all who mourn her passing.
Our deepest sympathies Cory. May
Your mom Rest In Peace. Many fond memories of her . One of a kind she was .
My deepest sympathies to you Corey, your mom was so proud of you and all you have accomplished. I have so many fond memories of your mom as a friend and co worker. She had the best sense of humour and had such a unique way of saying things without mincing words. Thinking of you at this very sad time.
I’m saddened to learn of your mom’s passing, Corey. I taught you in high school and remember you as a gifted student and your mom as a remarkable lover of literature.
I remember Freda one day I was so sick and she new how cheer me up by sent flowers and be friend she well be miss love gwenhochlander
My deepest sympathies to Corey and all of Freda’s family, Freda taught me how to build trusting relationships with the people we cared for. I will remember how intelligent she was in all worldly knowledge and would prove it on our breaks watching Jeopardy. I fondly remember how we made occasions special for the all in our care, especially Christmas, the stories and the humour I shall remember and cherish, Rest In Peace Freda, Take Care Corey, your Mom was so PROUD! John Bell
I am shocked to learn of Freda’s untimely passing. I was just thinking about her a few days ago and wondering when we’d have another visit. But now…….
As a nursing administrator she had a proficiency at being friends not only with fellow managers but also with the regular frontline staff. It was a difficult position to be in but she always seemed to have a smile on her face and handled it quite well.
Corey, it has been so good to be in touch with you. May you sense the love that surrounded your Mom.
Both my husband and I worked with Freda and were very saddened to hear of her passing. She was always ready to visit and tell stories. She cared so much for the people she served and was a great advocate. Later, when she retired, we kept in touch through Facebook and she loved showing me her beautiful collection of Royal Albert Country Roses china as well as her other china teacups. She will be missed.
Rest in Peace Sorry for the loss of your mother Corey.
Freda had the best laugh and told the greatest stories. She will be missed, but Heaven has gained another Angel. A truly special woman. Sincerest Sympathies Corey, she was so proud of her boy and loved to talk about you so much, that we all felt like we knew you. Take Care.
Corey your mother was a mentor and talked of you often. She was always candid with her thoughts and beliefs, a true representation of matter of fact honesty. Caring souls like hers deserve peace and eternal reward, may she rest in peace.