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BREDAHL, Audrey “Charlene”

Born in Herbert, Saskatchewan on October 12, 1945 to Lee and Bertha Eby and passed away peacefully at Cottonwoods Extended Care, in her sleep at 7:25 am, on Saturday, January 28, 2017 and went to be with her Lord. She is survived by her loving family, sons: Mark Fitzsimons of Kitchener, Ontario, Anders (Kari) Bredahl of Kelowna, BC, Loren (Heidi) Bredahl, Lars (Laura) Bredahl of Ariss, Ontario; grandchildren: Spencer, Lucas, Sander, Mabel, Ashley, Malin and Marlayna; two sisters: Maxine (Boyd) Taylor of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Linda (Jerry) Novick of Edmonton, Alberta.  Predeceased by her parents Lee and Bertha.


Charlene grew up on a farm in rural Saskatchewan near Morse. She was active in 4H and attended the University of Saskatchewan.  Her first son, Mark, was born in 1966.  She married Dennis Bredahl in 1975, moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1976, where Anders and Loren were born.  Upon her return to Canada, she settled in Acton, Ontario where her fourth son, Lars, was born.  She had a passion for wood working, gardening, horse back riding, was an avid reader and a fabulous cook.  For ten years Charlene was a dedicated support worker for Community Living and upon retirement, she came to Kelowna in 2011.  Charlene was active in Churchill Community Church in Ontario and at Faith Lutheran here in Kelowna.  She will be dearly missed.  A private family service will take place later this year.  Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5Y7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

A private family service will take place later this year.

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The service for BREDAHL, Audrey “Charlene” is scheduled for A private family service will take place later this year. . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Lars Bredahl says:

    Love you mom

  • Loren Bredahl says:

    Love and miss you mom.

    • Lynne Wolstenholme says:

      Loren, Anders, Lars & Mark
      We are so sorry to hear of your Moms passing.
      Words are not enough, your Mom was so very proud of her boys as you are all aware.
      Your Mom was a wonderful woman & will be missed.
      I remember fondly many chats and get togethers years ago when you were growing up.
      Please know we are thinking of you at this very difficult time.
      Your mom will be in our thoughts and prayers.
      With our deepest condolences and our love to you.
      Rob & Lynne
      And Families

  • Linda says:

    Miss you Charlene and will see you again. I love you so much.

    My sympathies to Mark,
    Loren, Anders and Lars and

    RIP my beautiful sister. <3

  • Faye and Dave Osiowy says:

    Dear Mark, Anders, Loren, Lars, Linda, Maxine and families,
    We grieve with you and regret that Your Mom and Sister left so soon. She was such a good example of tenacity with a smile. I always picture her smiling and always will. Love to you all.

  • Michele Skinner says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about Charlene .I have many fun, happy memories of the times we spent together.The first time I met her was of course at a hockey arena as Mark and Loren played together for many years.From there we became friends and did things together outside of the hockey arena. I remember many times at her house with other friends and of course the great dinners,she was such a great cook. I admired Charlene, she was very strong and level headed and I often went to her for advice. She loved her family and was very proud of all her boys.She will be missed by many, you boys had a great Mom and we who knew her had a great friend.Thinking of you and thinking of Charlene

  • Chris says:

    I knew Charlene from the Y always smiling, nice lady I will miss her

  • Mark says:

    Thank you for all your love and guidance over my life. I am heartbroken at your passing but rejoice in that you are with Grandpa and Grandma again.
    No goodbyes only good memories
    Love Mark

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