Freda Henry April 28, 2024

Date of Funeral

May 3, 2024

Freda Henry – formerly of Georgian Bluffs, peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton, on Sunday April 28, 2024. Freda Lillian Georgena Henry (nee Ward) at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Wayne Henry (2020) for 43 years. Beloved mother of Karl and his wife Sarah, Garth and his wife Angelina, and Ryan, all of Georgian Bluffs. Cherished grandmother of Edward, Lily-Ann, Vivienne, Georgia, Jackson, and Clayton. Much loved sister of Orval Ward (Sylvia), of Markdale; and sister-in-law of Doug (Pat), of Chatsworth, Ruth (Larry Krieg), of Owen Sound, Gail Bray (late Jim), of Wiarton, Sheila (Gary Gilbert), of Wiarton, and Penny Henry (partner Pat Holman), of Stokes Bay. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, George and Vivian Ward. Family wish to thank the doctors and nursing staff of the Wiarton Hospital and Gateway Haven for the wonderful care given to Freda. Friends may call for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Friday May 3, 2024 from 12-2 PM, where a service to celebrate Freda’s life will take place at 2 o’clock. Interment in Bayview Cemetery. Donations to the Kemble Women’s Institute, the Kemble United Church, or to Friends of Gateway would be appreciated Condolences may be expressed online at

Friends may call for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Friday May 3, 2024 from 12-2 PM, where a service to celebrate Freda’s life will take place at 2 o’clock. Interment in Bayview Cemetery.


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    Marilyn bell. Glenn mckenzie says

    Deepest sympathies to the Henry and ward families in your loss.
    Freda was a charmer. Full of life. Always on tap to help and organize.
    She will be missed.

    Hugs to all

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    John and Penny Crawford says

    Karl, Ryan, Garth and families. Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mom…grandmother. Your mom will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss.

    John and Penny Crawford

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    Lorraine Rutherford says

    Karl, Garth and Ryan and families, My deepest condolences in the passing of your Mom, Freda. What a wonderful woman she was and she will be greatly missed by many. I remember when you three were young and went to Sunday School at Kemble, She was the wardrobe master for the many plays we put on. Her pickles were legendary and brought in so much money at our church auction! And of course she was the face of the KWI. We will miss her smile and sunny disposition. She touched many hearts. Thinking of you. Hugs to all.

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    Kim Rydall says

    Our sweet Freda. It was a pleasure to have her at Gateway.
    We will miss her alot !!

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    Wiarton Ag Society says

    A valuable volunteer of the Wiarton and District Ag Society. Condolences to the family.

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    Gary and Marg Tambling says

    To the families of Freda Henry.
    We are so sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a nice person, always. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Please accept our sympathy at this sad time.
    Gary and Marg Tambling

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    Jack & Elaine Wallace says

    Karl, Garth, and Ryan and families. Our deepest condolences to you all on the passing of Freda.
    She will be missed. Loved her sense of humour and her enjoyment of life. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

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    Dave and Mary Edmonstone says

    Deepest condolences, cherish your memories.

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    Don & Wanda Dailey says

    Karl,Garth,Ryan and families. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was always willing to help with church and community events.
    She was fun loving and always enjoyed a good laugh and will be truly missed.

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    Pennie Wallace says

    I remember Freda teaching my 4H class when I first moved to Owen Sound. She was soft spoken and a very nice person. Please accept our condolences and prayers. Jim and Pennie Wallace.

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    Rob Lundy & Amy McNabb says

    Karl, Garth, Ryan & Families. Deepest sympathy on Freda’s passing. Rob fondly remembers your Mom as his Sunday school teacher at the Kemble United Church. A lovely lady, always willing to help out. She will be missed by many that knew her. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

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    Faye Sinclair says

    My condolences to the family.I knew Freda when I taught at Keppel Sarawak. She was so proud of her boys. Every year she would bring maple syrup to me. And as a Women’s institute member she served her community. She will be missed.

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    Jen Hanbidge says

    Karl, Garth, Ryan & Family – to comfort you in your sorrow and to let you know that my heartfelt condolences are with you all during this difficult time. The heart was never made for good-byes.

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    Ellen Waye says

    Condolences to family and friends from the Bruce County District Women’s Institute. Our Thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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    Bonnie says

    Have known Freda for many years — going to high school with her and 4-H homemaking projects years ago. Laughed a good laugh at one of the Fair judging days when she said she threw something on the floor when it was frozen together from the freezer- it was a good homemaking hint. As usual don’t cross paths a lot though.

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