We Remember

BREDIN, Ertman ‘Al” and Agnes

Celebration of Life

A joint Celebration of the Lives of Ertman Alfred ‘Al’ Bredin and his beloved wife Agnes Bredin (nee Fried) will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

Agnes Bredin went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on September 4th, 2013 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

On January 7, 2017, Ertman Alfred Bredin, known to many as ‘Al,’ went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Agnes was born on October 22nd, 1933 to John and Amelia Fried, near Glidden, Saskatchewan, and moved to Innisfree Alberta shortly thereafter. In 1939 the family moved to the Vegreville, Alberta area. Agnes moved to Kelowna, BC with her family in her early teens.  As a teen she was introduced to the love of Jesus and accepted him as her personal Saviour.

Ertman was born in the Ukraine on October 3, 1925 to Alfred and Natalia Bredin, and immigrated to Manitoba from Russia, with his family at the age of one and a half. The family moved to Kelowna when he was eleven. In his teens he also placed his faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour.

Agnes was invited to youth activities at Grace Baptist Church Kelowna, where she also met and fell in love with the dashing Ertman Bredin. Ertman and Agnes were married on December 20th, 1952 and so began an adventure and life of service to their Lord and to others, that took them to Winnipeg, Manitoba; Vancouver BC; Whiterock, BC, Victoria, BC; Honolulu, Hawaii; Lake Tahoe; Los Angeles, CA; and then the Palm Springs area, with brief forays to other locales.  Ertman moved back to Kelowna in 2015 to be closer to supportive family and friends.

Ertman and Agnes are survived by Agnes’ siblings and their spouses, sisters Elsie (Reuben) Geibelhouse, Thelma (Gordon) Snider, and Laurie Tzathas; and brother Eric (Gilberte) Fried, Ertman’s sister Ida Hemmerling, and sister-in-law Adaline Bredin, and ‘thousands’ of nephews and nieces and their families, from both the Bredin and Fried lineage, as well as many other ‘family’ and friends too numerous to list.

Throughout their lives Ertman and Agnes had a passion for and affinity with the younger generations, therefore, those who wish to make a memorial donation in their honour are invited to direct donations designated to the ‘Next Gen Building Project,’ payable to Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 7V7.

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10:30 am on Friday, April 28, 2017

Trinity Church

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