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Freda (Russell, McGee) Fredericks


Freda (Russell, McGee) Fredericks Freda (Russell, McGee) Fredericks

Our beloved wife and mother, Freda Fredericks (Russell, McGee), 93, passed away peacefully at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital Veterans Unit on May 15, 2024, surrounded by her family.

Born in Blue Mountain on November 7, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Murray and Dora (Gould) Russell. Freda was raised on the family farm and schooled at the Blue Mountain one room schoolhouse. She graduated from Kings County Academy and attended Mack Business College. Her career began at T.P. Calkins Ltd., and after 30 years in the banking industry, she retired in 1988 from TD Bank in Kentville.

Freda was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who exuded love, grace, generosity and kindness. She will be remembered for her warm smile and for her devotion to her family and friends, to her much loved sheltie, Heidi, and to the causes close to her heart. She was a lifetime member of the St. James Anglican Church and the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed her bowling leagues and many travels to Spain, Portugal, and the Caribbean.

She was predeceased by her first husband, John Daniel McGee (1926-1967), Kentville and son, David, in infancy; brothers, Beverly and Marvin; sisters-in-law, Jackie and Mary-Ella (Russell), and Grace Earle; brother-in-law Clyde Earle.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Kenneth Fredericks; sons, Dan McGee (Sonya), Coldbrook, and Kevin McGee (Doreen), Sherwood Park, AB; brother, Floyd Russell; sister-in-law, Mazie Russell; grandchildren, Kara (Gordon), Dustin (Terri), Kaitlin, D’Arcy, Dylan (Hanna), Morgan (Kristin); great-grandchildren Colby, Jaxson, Gracie, Quinlan, Adeline, Maria, and Thomas; and many nieces and nephews who lovingly knew her as Aunt Fe.

Freda’s family would like to sincerely thank the health care providers of the Soldiers Memorial Hospital Veterans Unit whose compassionate care allowed her to spend her final years in comfort and dignity.

Cremation has taken place; there will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the care of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service will take place at St. James Anglican Church in Kentville on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Kristin MacKenzie officiating. For those unable to attend, a video webcast will be available online on Friday, May 24. Reception to follow in the church hall. All friends and family are welcome to attend and celebrate Freda. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. James Anglican Church or to the charity of your choice. To view the video webcast, and for online condolences or inquiries, please visit:

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Service Date
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, Nova Scotia

There will be no visitation by request

Requested Charity
St. James Anglican Church or to the charity of your choice