SEARS, Freda Mary Freda Mary Sears, 59 years of Amherst, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre with her loving family by her side. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of Marlene Gould (Shannon) of Amherst and the late Vaughn Gould. Freda loved to sing. She was a member of the Border Belle's group. Freda was president of the NSGEU. For many years she was Mrs. Claus for anyone that needed her. Freda was the life of the party and very family oriented. Family always came first. Besides her mother, Freda will be sadly missed by her husband of 35 years, Wendell; daughter, Sarah Parker (Brad) of Hillsborough, NB; special nephew, Laidon Gould; sisters, Judy Gould (Harry Lucy) of Amherst, Rose Gould (Andy Keirstead) of Amherst, Barbara Hansen (Robert) of BC, Janice Gould of Amherst; brothers, Vaughn Gould Jr. of Amherst, Michael Gould of Amherst; mother-in-law, Edith Sears of Point de Bute, NB; many nieces and nephews. Besides her father, she was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Edward and Nellie Shannon; paternal grandparents, Harold and Alice Gould; father-in-law, Coleman Sears. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Burial will take place in the Christ Church Cemetery in the spring. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, The Kidney Foundation, The Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Sharing of memories and condolences may be provided by visiting Freda's online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.