Frieda Helene Marson (nee Bey) Mill Village, NS
Born 18 January, 1923. Died peacefully at North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia, on 7th of April, 2018, bringing to an end her incredible journey of 95 years.
Born in East Prussia near Konigsberg, her farmer parents Gustav and Johanna Bey fled with their children from the advancing Russian army during WW2. She later met and married her husband, Cyril John Marson, a member of the liberating British army. In 1947 she moved as a war bride to London, England, and later to Potter’s Bar where they raised two daughters, Joan Dorothea (Walford) and Margaret Elizabeth (Swain). After losing her beloved Cyril in 2002, she moved to Mill Village, Nova Scotia, to live with her loving daughter Margaret and son in law Bernard Swain.
Frieda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved to play bridge and travel. Her travels took her across Canada, the USA, and as far afield as South America and Australia. Having held three citizenships throughout her 95 years, she ended as a proud Canadian. Throughout her life she bravely met many adversities.
She was loved and will be missed by her friends and family, including her two children, 4 grandchildren (Christopher, Matthew (Jo), Gary and Mandy, and great grandchildren Summer, Jack, Brandon, Memphis, Kevin and Mae Lynn.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. No visitation. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, or North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia. We thank the staff of North Queens Nursing Home for their incredible care and compassion. Online condolences at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Brad and Terri Longmire
Margaret, Bernard, and the rest of Frieda’s Family
So sorry go hear of Frieda’s passing. She was a lively, funny lady. She reminded me of my grandmother! Condolences to the whole family.
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Darlene Trimm
Dear Margaret, Bernard. and other family members. Frieda was a very interesting and accomplished lady and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting here on several social occasions. Offering you my sincerest condolences on the occasion of her passing.
John and Nancy
Knowing your mother was a great privilege. She brought a smile into every life she touched.
Memphis & Kyawnee
Mom and I will miss GG, we loved when we were able to visit her. She was loving, kind, and fun. We will miss her xoxo.
Dear Margaret and Bernard, Frieda was a very well loved woman, her heart was full of warmth and joy and I am very glad to have known her kindness. She brought a smile to all those who met her and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. GG, I love you and always will. Relax now, play bridge, drink the wine and be with your true love. We will see you again. x x
Catherine and Les Dannell
Catherine and I wish to express our deepest condolences to Margaret, Berny, and the rest of the family of Frieda, at their loss. Frieda was a lovely, friendly person, with a great zest for life. We need more people in this world like her.
We would like to offer our sincere condolence to you Margaret and Bernard,it was a pleasure to have known your mother,always enjoyed our chats.
Beryl & James Hatt
Bernie & Margaret, so sorry for your loss, I just loved her she was a great lady.
Dear Marg and Bernard. Your mom was a great lady, I’m glad to have had the pleasure of meeting her.
She was always smiling. My sincere condolences to you and all her family.
Dear Margaret and Bernard,
May wonderful memories of times shared with your mother ease your sorrow.
You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. With Love, June
Charles & Barbara Corkum
Very sorry to hear of your loss. We send our sincere condolences.
Please accept our condolences on Frieda’s passing. We always enjoyed her good sense of humour. It was great that she could spend so many happy years with you both in Mill Village. Our daughters and grand children also enjoyed meeting her too. She certainly had a full life and will be missed very much.
Trevor and Anne
what a great lady she was. always made me smile. she will be missed by those who knew her
Martin and Myles
Margaret and Bernard – we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Frieda, a wonderful and truly funny lady. She certainly enjoyed life and brought much happiness to many. You were wonderful to her over the last years and should be commended for your love and kindness to her.
Margaret and Bernie. I am so sorry to hear of Freda’s passing. She was a sweet dear person who made anyone within earshot smile and marvel at her bright and lively wit and warm smile. I truly loved every minute I was priviledged to spend around her. She lived a full life and will be missed.
Bernie and Marg, Please accept my sincere condolences in your loss. Freda was such a charmer and will surely be missed. “May the memory of your Mom give you the same feelings of love you had when she was alive.” Susan
I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your mum, Frieda. I always looked forward to visiting her in Ryan Hall with my therapy dog, Cyrus. She was always so kind and welcoming. I enjoyed her sense of humour. She was a really lovely person and I know you will all miss her very much. With sincere sympathy-Pat Townsend
Dear Margaret & Bernard – our thoughts are with you at this sad time. So many memories to cherish of those early years we shared in Potters Bar – what a long time ago it seems now. Perhaps Freida and my Mum, Doris, will resume their movie going ‘up there’!
We send our sincere condolences to yourselves and all your family.
With love from us both
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Margaret and Bernard and your families . Our hearts and thoughts are with you this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many. I am so happy I had the opportunity to meet Freda and spend time with her doing the things she enjoyed. We really enjoyed having you visit us as well as your visits with your Mom. I will miss her and the wonderful time I spent chatting to a wonderful couple.i will miss her Wink and her beautiful smile.
Barbara and Ronnie Burns
Margaret and Bernie,
Sincere sympathy to you at this time of loss. May your memories of happier days help you through this sad time.
Chris - Summer- Jack Roffey
Margaret and Bernard
We are truly sorry for your loss – frieda aka (granny) great granny loved and in the later years lived life to the fullest and pretty much to the last was doing things her way.
Her life for us and the memories granny gave us all in so many ways will forever be etched in our minds and hearts.
I will miss granny more than I can tell you and was privilged and honoured to have her in my life for 44 years and that of Jack and Summer. ( great granchildren for the last 16)
Granny ( frieda) is hopefully with grandad and looking down on us all at peace and of course wine in hand finally at the end of à 95 year phenominal journey.
Forever in our hearts and thoughts – gone but never forgotten.
Love from all the Roffeys – Chris- Summer -Jack- Kelly -Matt -Jo- Brandon always.
So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. I only met her the once but her vitality shone through. I send my sincere condolences to you and all the family.
TO FRIEDA’S FAMILY SENDING MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR YOUR LOSS .. REMEMBER ALL THE HAPPY DAYS SPENT TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.
Deepest sympathy on the passing of Frieda. Memories are of a strong, feisty, humourous lady with a real twinkle in her eye. She was blessed to be able to be so close to Margaret and Bernard in her later years.
Rest in Peace Frieda
Dear Bernie and Margaret
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.Having met her a few times over the years I remember her as a delightful, charming and kind person, with a real zest for life. I always enjoyed the stories of escapades and travels you all shared. It was an honour to have known such a grand lady.She will be greatly missed.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Andi and Mark Patte
Barb & Ron Campbell
Margaret & Bernard so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful woman. She always made me smile. Thinking of you at this time.
Frieda was a second Mum to me. A lovely lady with a wicked sense of humour. Gregarious, happy and encouraging and I will miss her greatly.
Frieda provided tongue in cheek asides and great warmth to so many people who knew her, including me. We laughed so much in her company.
I have many wonderful memories going back for almost fifty years, and just thinking about them makes me smile.
A beautiful lady.
Anne & Malcolm Lander
Dear Margaret & Bernie,
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Frieda, What a wonderful Lady – always with a sparkle in her eyes. She was so happy with you both (and your doggies) We remember having tea and goodies in Pegwell Bay with her and Cyril when we visited there all those years ago, with my Mum and Dad. She was very happy In Nova Scotia and she will be sorely missed.
We cannot be there on the 21st, but we will certainly be thinking of you and will raise our glasses to honour a great Lady.
Love, Anne & Malcolm,
Michael and Joan in England
To dear Margaret , Bernard and all your family,
Joan and Michael here in England send our heart felt thoughts to you all at this very sad time of the passing of dear and beloved Frieda. Your care for Frieda has been magnificent and you will,because of the care you have shown, for ever know God’s peace in your hearts in relation to Frieda.. It is the first time I have spoken to Margaret over the telephone wires and from this knowledge I am sure Frieda found Margaret’s voice as well as Bernard’s very comforting. throughout the years and at her last moments here, but now she is reunited with other loved ones where there is no pain or suffering. My thoughts go back to another family member named Arthur who I personally met . May God give you his peace and comfort at this time. With our love, from Michael and Joan..
Norman and Bonnie Wentzell
MArgaret and Bernie and family.
Our sincere condolences at this sad time.
Matthew & Jo Roffey
Margaret & Bernard
To Our Dear Granny And Great Granny
She was an inspirational woman who made us laugh so much. Matthew had very fond memories of her and Grandad and many happy holidays with them both when living in England.
She had a great life living to the age she did.
Will always be in our thoughts
Matthew Jo and Brandon
Granny, I have never known someone like you. Your passion and zest for life was always a pleasure to be around. You will be sadly missed by all your family and friends left behind. Please behave up there and don’t skin the big man to much when your playing cards looking down on us all and remember he sees all lol. I would just like to say that I will always have great memories of our time together when Chris and I were kids in Ramsgate and I thank you for all the love and fun times we spent with you and grandad. I hope heaven is everything you wished for and deserve because you are truly an amazing lady. Love you lots and I will always be thinking of you.
Dear Margaret and Bernie,
We were so sorry to hear of Frieda’s passing. We always had such fun talking to her and playing bridge with her. She was so full of life and I know she will be sorely missed.
Our sincere condolences,
Donald and Victoria
I will definitely miss GG, coming up to Nova Scotia was always the highlight of my summer. GG was a fun, loving high spirited person who no matter what always had her glass of wine. GG will be deeply missed xoxo
Chris and Patty Evans
Bernie and Marg So sorry to hear of Frieda’s passing. She was always so full of energy. Her face would light up at our visits. She be fondly remembered. Take care Chris and Patty
Dear Margaret and Bernie, my thoughts are with you. I tried to get through to be apart of the Memorial today and was sad that did not happen. But, right this moment my heart is with you. I had always hoped to see Frieda again. We stood in a parking lot waiting while Les went into a store and we talked as if we had been friends for years. Her story of her life brought tears to my eyes. It is always a blessing to be in the presence of someone who can smile and laugh in the face of a past that strengthens us and gives us courage to pursue a future of hope for a better path. Frieda came to understand that smiling and laughing when you can is a gift not only to yourself, but to others.
Frieda lite a bright light in my heart that will glow for a long time, because it is people like her that I on gloomy days I will remember those who found the strength to push forward and hold your head up.
Thank you Frieda for sharing a beautiful gift of what life is all about and thank you for having such a wonderful, caring and beautiful daughter such as Margaret, who also touched my heart with her kindness and special ways.
Sending a hug to Margaret, Bernie and all of Frieda’s family members. Truly sorry for your loss.
Love Catherine Dannell
I am sorry for your loss. Frieda was such a lovely lady.
Deb, chuck Taylor
God bless you all!
RIP dear Frieda we are so thankful to have enjoyed your lite and love of life.
Margaret , Bern we are so sorry for your loss and we had no idea until after the service but our hearts and minds are thinking of you.
Xoxos biggest hugs!
Bev and Wayne Crouse
Margaret and Bernie
We were saddened to hear of Frieda’s passing. She was an absolute delight, really lots of spunk, great spiky hair, and always a pleasure to see. She was such a lucky lady to have you two for her family. It was an honor to have known her and I know she will be greatly missed,
Hugs to you both.
Bev and Wayne
So sorry for your loss of Frieda,she was a special lady with a great personality. I have good memories of my time meeting her and our time with her in Nova Scotia . your good memories of her will be a great comfort to you. Rest in Peace Frieda