1924 - 2018
Passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, to be with his Lord, on Thursday, December 20, 2018, in his 95th year.
Cleason Freeman, of Parkwood Suites in Waterloo, was the loved husband of the late Irene (Bauman) Freeman (January 2018).
Loving father of Shirley (Gerald) Shoemaker of Elora, Helen (Ken) Eby of Baden, Willis (Eileen) Freeman of Elmira, Gwen (Eric) Poot of Gowanstown, and Duane (Amy) Freeman of Kitchener. Proud grandfather of Elizabeth, Steven, Brent (Amanda), Kathryn, Blair (Brett), Julia (Nathan), Angie (Corné), Trevor (Anita), Karissa (Brandon), and Evan. Great-grandfather of Wyatt, Zaida, Emily, and Ella. Survived by siblings Emerson, Leonard, and Alice Martin, and sisters-in-law Lydia Freeman, Doris (Peter) Frey, and Ada Bauman. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Addison and Selina (Bauman) Freeman, stepmother Lovina (Weber) Freeman, brothers Lloyd (Adline) and Gordon, sisters Seleda (Howard) Martin and Edna (Peter) Bowman, brother-in-law Henry Martin, and sisters-in-law Mary Freeman and Susannah Freeman.
Cleason farmed in Peel Township for 35 years and served on the Peel Township School Board for many years. He was an active volunteer with Woolwich Community Services Food Bank, and was a longtime member of Floradale Mennonite Church.
Cleason’s family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018, at Floradale Mennonite Church, 22 Florapine Road, Floradale, with a family interment in the adjoining cemetery prior to the service. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank