Freda Humble (20 May 1937 - 29 Nov 2017)

Funeral Service

Croydon Crematorium, East Chapel Thornton Road Croydon CR0 2BB
Funeral Director
Rowland Brothers Croydon

Freda Holden was born in Oldham, Lancashire on the 20 May 1937. An origin of which she was very proud. She was the second child of Alderman George Frederick Holden and his energetic wife, Nancy. Later a very successful and popular Mayor and Mayoress of Oldham. She had an older sister Shirley and younger brother Robin.
Educated at Oldham Hulme Grammar School and the Charlotte Mason [teacher training] College in Ambleside in the Lake District. In April 1962 she married James K Humble OBE. They had three daughters Josephine, Rebecca and Sarah and seven grandchildren James, Ben, Sam, Alice, Tom, Emily and Elliot and a step great-grandchild Charlie.
Her teaching career took her to many schools in Nottingham, Oldham, Nigeria and Croydon but her greatest love was the many years she spent at Bensham Manor Special School in Croydon. She was an insulin dependent diabetic from the age of 13 years and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005. She retained much of her vitality and always bore her afflictions with fortitude, good humour, common sense and a ready smile. She never moaned or complained and always stood up for what she believed to be right.

catherine Rusquet wrote

Dear Jim, so sorry to hear about Frieda's death; She was such a beautiful lady when I met her at Marlborough; and so smart ! funny enough, i often think of her;
I am glad to have met her in my life; you have a great family to look after you;
Give my love to yr daughters and grand children. I think of you all

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I miss you Mum x

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Rob Jonquiere wrote

Dear Jim and family,
please accept my condolescences on teh passing of your wife and mother.

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