Freda Dina (formerly Giesbrecht)
Freda Sigmund, late of Abbotsford, BC passed away peacefully to her eternal home in the early hours of Sunday, December 9, 2007 with family at her side.
Freda was born to Gerd and Martha Abbas (nee Meyerhoff) in Ochre River, Manitoba on August 11, 1933. She will be dearly missed by her two daughters Carolyn (Tony) Peters of Maple Ridge and Diane (Pete) Neufeld of Chilliwack; four grandchildren: Jordan and Aline Peters and Kortnnaye and Travis Neufeld. She is also mourned by her siblings: Herman Abbas, Clearbrook, BC, Dina (Don) Stout, Seaside, Oregon, Martha (Calvin) Brandt, Abbotsford, BC and sister-in-law Laverne Abbas of Chilliwack, BC. She also leaves many dear cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Gerd and Martha Abbas and by her younger brother George Abbas in 1986. Her former husband Norm Sigmund also predeceased her.
Freda changed careers several times. She was a nurse and worked for Canadian Pacific Airlines but her greatest satisfaction came from selling real estate, which she did well, and thoroughly enjoyed for many years.
A memorial service for Freda will be held on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 1:00 pm in the Youth Center at Sevenoaks Alliance Chuch, 2575 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.