Frieda Toews (nee Isaak) died Oct. 25, 2008. She was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Russia. Frieda loved the Lord Jesus above all else. She demonstrated this by caring for those whom she met. Her home was always open to a great many women who would visit with her. Along with her husband Isaac, Frieda placed high value on volunteering. For more than 10 years after retirement as an aid at the Menno Home, Frieda prepared meals three times a week at the Clearbrook Golden Age Society. She knit countless baby sets, socks, toques, and vests, which she donated to MCC BC. Above all, Frieda valued her family. Predeceased by Isaak, Frieda is mourned by children Bruno (Helen), Marian (Henry) Reimer, Richard (Debbie), Naomi (Dennis) Searl, and Beverly (Paul) Patterson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 3 brothers.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.