Freda Doreen Tamowski (nee Thomson) succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease on December 14, 2021. She lived a good, long, happy life and touched the hearts of many with her positive energy and cheery attitude.
Freda was born in Toronto on April 12, 1930 to Jack MacDonald Thomson and Florence Chambers Thomson and was little sister to Verne.
Freda grew up in Leaside and York Mills and went to University of Toronto where she earned a Physiotherapy degree and met her future husband Henry John Tamowski. Hank and Freda raised five children who had many privileges, experiences, and opportunities while moving around Canada and the United States. Freda and her family resided in Ontario, Minnesota, British Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York and eventually came back to Ontario and settled in Cornwall. After the passing of her husband of 60 years in 2011, Freda moved to Milton where she was lovingly cared for by her daughter Tamara.
While being a wonderful mother to five active children, Freda obtained another bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota cum lauda, and worked as a physical therapist, as a health and physical education teacher, and as an office assistant at Penn State University.
All through her life, Freda remained passionate as a golfer and skier and later in life became more active as an award winning skier and swimmer in the Ontario Senior Games. She has several golf trophies from numerous tournaments and was an active member of the National or Canadian Ski Patrols for 40 years. She loved to travel the world and made it a point to go out west every year to visit kids and grandkids during ski season. Freda was always surrounded by active friends who seemed to have endless social events which she loved participating in.
Freda is preceded in death by her husband Henry and her son Trevor. She is survived by her daughter Susan (Tom Patton), daughter Patricia (Scott Douglas), son David (Jeanette), and daughter Tamara (Sean Brady), 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed.
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A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to the many kind, gentle and loving caregivers who helped Freda over the past 12 years: private caregivers, friends, and staff at St Joseph’s Villa, Martindale Gardens, and most recently Allendale. They truly enriched her life.