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Frieda Hill
December 22, 1918 - June 14, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">We are saddened to announce the passing of Frieda Hill (Kean) on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Frieda was born, December 22, 1918, the seventh child of Selma and Frederick Kean, on the family farm in Chalk River. Frieda was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Beatty, and by her son, Bryan, as well as all of her siblings and many of her lifelong friends. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Carol Hill; her daughter, Sandra Cox (Michael); her four grandchildren, Douglas Hill (Helene), Karen Maas (Richard), Jennifer McFadyen (Hugh), and Steven Cox (Jane); and by her great-grandchildren of whom she was especially proud: Rachael, Jack, James, Jasper, Andrew and Roan, as well as many nieces and nephews whom she also treasured. <br />She spoke warmly of her childhood with her eight siblings; the Keans had fun filled times together and much affection for each other. Frieda always enjoyed sports; baseball as a young person; curling, bowling and golf as an adult and then as an avid fan when she could no longer play. She especially loved cards: Euchre and Bridge were her favourites and she was a fierce competitor. She would play Bridge any day of the week. She also loved good food and good company and was an excellent cook and hostess. Her lemon meringue pie was a favourite of family and friends. So were her beautiful quilts many of which grace their homes.<br />She loved all of us and she appreciated all the good things of her long life. She and Dad travelled throughout North America, Hawaii, and Europe. After Dad retired they wintered in Texas and Florida. They loved to dance and had many wonderful years together. They were broken hearted at the death of their son but went on with life as Mom did again after Dad's death.<br />Mom had friends of many ages. She and Dad had lifelong friends in Winnipeg and Ottawa who were very important to them. Their times in Gimli when the family was growing up were especially memorable. Family reunions with the Kean relatives were events they did not want to miss. When they returned to Winnipeg in 1998 they were taken in by the Cox family where birthdays and seasonal celebrations became important social occasions that Mom dearly valued. In addition, she had her Winnipeg Bridge friends and her condo friends and her friends at Stirling House. In Calgary, where she resided for the last ten months of her life she formed new friendships with lunch and dinner mates at Amica as well as with the staff. Her life was full and she was grateful.<br />We give our sincere thanks to Dr. Sheila Domke of Winnipeg who gave Mom many years of good health. We also give our thanks to the staffs at Amica, Unit 78 at South Health Campus, Carewest Sarcee Rehab Facilities, Unit 47 Rockyview General Hospital and Carewest Sarcee Hospice, all of Calgary, for the kindness, care and support that they gave to my mother and to our family as her health declined.<br />Flowers are gratefully declined. Please give to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Frieda&rsquo;s Life will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Eden Brook Funeral Home (corner of 17th Avenue SW and Lower Springbank Road). Condolences may be forwarded by visiting www.edenbrookcemetery.caArrangements entrusted to EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE.<br /></div>