In Loving Memory


Freida Margaret Forbes

Born in Sarnia, Ontario

April 14, 1923

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

March 23, 2021

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Forbes, Freida Margaret

Freida Margaret Forbes (nee Barclay) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Bluewater Health Sarnia at the age of 97. Freida was a strong, proud woman who enjoyed a remarkably long life which she lived to its fullest.  Family was the centre of her life and she always enjoyed celebrations with friends and family. She remains a beautiful lasting light in our lives, forever remaining in our hearts. Freida is the beloved wife of the late John Forbes (1967).  She is predeceased by her parents Edna & Fred Barclay and daughter Donna Stewart, 2016 (Frank).  She is also predeceased by her brother Donald Barclay (Seattle, Washington) and sisters Helen and Shirley Barclay (Niagara Falls, ON). Freida is survived by sister Marilyn Watson (Doug) of Oregon, daughter,  Patricia Latner (Brad) of London and son James Forbes (Maureen) of Sarnia and son-in-law Frank Stewart also of Sarnia. Freida was the proud grandmother to Jaime Latner of Toronto, Larissa Stewart (Jeremy) of Sarnia, Calla Nicol (Owen) of Mooretown, Kevin Forbes (Kimberly) of Sarnia, Brent Forbes of Barrie, and Erica Forbes of Sarnia.  The grandchildren had great love and respect for Freida, and they carry her memory in their hearts. She also was graced with having 7 great grandchildren to love and enjoy. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service is scheduled. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Freida’s Guestbook” at In following Freida’s wishes expressions of sympathy can be made to Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness or the St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia or charity of your choice.




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Fred and Sandy Stuchberry(Glenn)

Our condolences to the whole family. I have lots of good memories growing up on Talfourd St and a lot of them include your family. Know that we are thinking of you during this sad time. Sincerely, Fred and Sandy Stuchberry ( Glenn )

Al Putt

Very sorry for your loss.Stay strong!

Patti (Patsy Lambert) O'Sullivan

To the Forbes Family...I remember your mother Freida with fondness. She and my mother worked full time and myself and Patti Forbes worked in the summers at the former St Joseph's hospital here in Sarnia. She was a lovely woman. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved mother.

steve and lisa stefanko

Dear Pat and Brad We are so very sorry to learn of Frieda's passing.May the fond memories you have of her bring you comfort during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies go out to you both. Steve and Lisa

Susan R. Judas

I am so sorry to have read that Frieda had passed away. I always enjoyed speaking to Frieda at the Jazz and Blues in the Village. My condolences to Larissa, Jeremy, Calla, Owen, John, Maureen and their families. Susan and Harold Judas

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