The Freure family sadly announce the passing of Gerald Freure (son of Charles and Mable Freure) on June 17 at Lookout Ridge in Fonthill. He was in his 94th year. He was very recently deceased by his loving wife of 71 years, Shirley (June 11). Devoted father of Barbara (Bryan), Ralph (Nancy), Robert, Brenda (Bruce), Beverly (Michael) and Bette (Bill). Proud grandfather of Brandon (Angela) Dove, Chris (Lisa) and Tom (Katie) Freure, Erin and Derek (Nicole) Kearney, Rebecca (Elliott) Miller and Michael Richards.“Great” grandfather to Ayla and Silas, Nathan, Maddie and Anna, Juliette, Adam, Mark and Eleanor and Callum. Survived by sister Joan (Joe) Harbell, sister in laws Barb Reid and Ann Roth(Ed), brother in law Bill MacDonald, cousins Jim (Beth) and Margaret Freure, nephew Jim (Pat) Harbell . Gerald played an integral part in the Niagara farming community. He was awarded a Master Breeders Shield by Holstein Canada. He served on various agricultural boards and committees. He led 4H clubs for 15 years. He served on the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and as a West Lincoln Alderman for 9 years. He received the Ontario Bicentennial Certificate of Merit , as well as a Lifetime Achievement award from North Niagara Federation of Agriculture and Citizen of the Year Award. A devoted family man, he was never happier than when surrounded by his loved ones. Respecting Gerald wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick on Sunday June 17th from 2-4p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A joint Celebration of Life for Gerald and Shirley will be held at Fenwick United Church on Monday, June 18 at 11 a.m. Lunch to follow at the church. Private family inurnment at a later date. The family would like to thank all the staff at Lookout Ridge for their kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
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Bette, Bill, Rebecca, Elliott, Callum and Michael – so sorry to hear about another loss. At least Gerald is with Shirley again and they weren’t parted too long. May you know that we are keeping you all in our prayers.
Doug and Amy Miller and families
Our hearts go out to Ralph and Nancy and all of the families during this time of grief. Our family is thinking of you and are thankful of all of the years they both had together. Jane and Steve Currie (and Glassco family)
Bette and the entire Freure family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sustain and comfort each other as you move forward. May the love and lessons that your parents passed on to you give you peace.