Frieda Isaac died July 14, 2008 at age 93. She was born in Ukraine to the Abram Brauer family. Frieda immigrated to central Alberta with her family at age 10. She married Frank Isaac in Swalwell, Alta., Mar. 22, 1936. In 1937, they moved to Coaldale. Frieda was a member of Coaldale MB Church. She enjoyed arranging and donating flowers from her garden for services and special occasions. When she was no longer able to attend services, Frieda devoted time and energy to making favours for seniors and small children. She will be remembered for her grateful heart, compassion, generosity, and joy. Frieda and Abram celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with all their children in attendance in 1996 before Frank’s death in August 1996. Predeceased by her husband; daughter Marianne; 3 sisters; Frieda is mourned by children Georgina (Lynn) Moir, Frances Hadford, Frank (Mary-Ann); 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. The memorial was July 19 at Coaldale MB Church.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.