Hertha Froese


Hertha Froese died Feb. 2, 2010. She was born Apr. 15, 1923 in Nikolaipol, Ukraine to Abe and Aganetha Dyck. In 1924, the family immigrated to Canada, eventually settling in southern Ontario. Hertha enjoyed working the land with her father, and her love for gardening continued through her life. Hertha attended Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute, and then married Abram Froese in 1943. They settled in St. Catharines, Ont. Although Hertha was a mother of 7 children, she found time to make pies and quilts for MCC relief sales. As her children left home, Hertha found more time for her charity work, and spent many happy hours at the Christian Benefit Shop. Her grandchildren brought her many hours of joy. Hertha’s greatest desire for her loved ones was that they know Jesus as Saviour. She spent many hours in prayer for her family. In 2005, Hertha had a series of strokes that robbed her of her knitting, sewing, gardening and cooking abilities. She was a member of Fairview MB Church, St. Catharines, Ont. Predeceased by son Don and 1 daughter-in-law; Hertha is mourned by Abe; children Ben (Janice), Rick, Madeline (John), Esther (Clive), Elizabeth (James), Ted (Tina); 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

  • Birth: April 15, 1923
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  • Death: February 2, 2010

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