2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Freda J. Mellan (nee Davidson) October 12, 1916 - August 27, 2017

Peacefully at the Garden Villa on Sunday August 27, 2017. Freda Mellan in her 101st year of Cardinal and formerly of Hulbert. Beloved wife of the late Howard Mellan(1997). Only child of the late John and Mabel (Jackson) Davidson. Cherished aunt of Christine, John, Archie, Maxine, Elaine, Willa, Donna, the late Donald and Murray Mellan and many great nieces and nephews.


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Freda will rest at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 12 noon. Interment Sprucehaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hulbert Valley United Church or the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made at


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    Janet Levere says

    My sympathies

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    Patti Shadbolt says

    Sending my sympathy to all of the family. Freda sure has left a legacy ! Her memory will live on!! To think she taught my mom and also taught me in high school. I’ll never forget her file 13!

    Patti Shadbolt

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    Dave Patrick says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Freda will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

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    Dale& Marianne Seeley says

    We have lived beside Freda for 36 years, Freda and Howard were the best neighbors

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    Sandy Gray says

    Mrs. Mellon was my high school geography teacher. She instilled in me not just a love for physical and human geography, and an understanding of our relationship to our environment, but also, through field outings, a deep respect for my rural roots and an interest in my local community. I am very appreciative of her teaching, and send my sympathies and best wishes to her family.

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    Norma Sharkey says

    My sincerest sympathy to the family. I had the honour of both teaching with Freda and then later hearing the wonderful tales she shared with my parents as she acted as a tour guide on so many holidays. Such warmth, friendliness, and vast knowledge of our world. A truly great lady.

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    Mary Alice Tysick says

    Our sincere sympathy in the passing of Freda. She was an amazing, lovely lady!
    Love Mary and Al Tysick

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    Cindy & Frank MacIntyre says

    Truly a great family friend.
    Rarely did you visit with Freda without learning something new.

    We’ll keep her alive with memories and share them often.

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family.

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    Ted & Karin Ceelen says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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    Barb Jones-Saddlemire says

    So sorry to hear of the passing of this remarkable woman. Freda was my Sunday School teacher at Hulbert United Church in the 70’s. Her and Howard were our neighbors on the Hulbert Rd until they moved to Cardinal. I used to visit with this amazing couple and help them however I could. She will definitely be missed. RIP Freda. Fly high with the angels

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    Lynn Gilmour says

    So sorry to hear about Freda. She was a great lady. I enjoyed many of her tours.

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    Denise Boyer-Mellan says

    Dear Chris, Johnny and Archie my sincerest sympathy in the event of aunt Freda passing!

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    Carole Marriner says

    I am sorry to miss Freda’s (more correctly for me Mrs. Mellon) funeral but I am in Whistler visiting my daughter. I credit Freda for my life long live of history and historical places. I remember taking the train to Toronto with Freda when I was about 15 and she gave me a history and geography commentary the whole way. She was on her way to a teachers conference.
    Other than Ann Fowler I think she might have been the last of the MDHS teachers but Richard would be the authority on that.

    She was a strong lady who will be remembered by many.


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    Heather Cooke-Erwin says

    Freda is on tour, instead of in a bus she has her own “Wings”

    Heather & Greg Erwin

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