We Remember

DONHAUSER, Fredrick “Fred”

December 6, 1934 — February 4, 2024

We are sad to announce the passing of our father, Fred Donhauser on February 4, 2024, at the age of 89. Fred was born in 1934 in Reward, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his Mother, Magdalena (Andreas) and his Father, Leo Donhauser; as well as his 10 siblings.

At the age of 12, Fred moved with his family to Rutland, BC, where his father bought an orchard to farm. Later, Dad worked at the Rutland Sawmill. He met and married his true love, Dorothy Moser in 1955.  After purchasing their orchard in 1961, they settled in Winfield where they happily spent most of their lives farming and raising four daughters.

Dad was hardworking and strived to nurture his fruit trees to grow the best coloured apples he could. Mom and Dad loved fishing and camping with their friends and relatives. They also enjoyed travelling, in the off season, to various countries. They sold their farm in the spring of 2014 and moved to Kelowna, and in 2017 moved into the Village at Mill Creek Baptist Housing. When Mom passed away in 2020, Dad missed her immensely.

Dad will be lovingly remembered by his 4 daughters: Karen Van der Gulik (Ted) of Abbotsford, Fay Betuzzi (Kevin) of West Kelowna, Heather Schneider of Winfield and Jennifer Goett (Bruce) of Kelowna. Dad is survived by his brother Pius Donhauser; sisters Agnes Kellerman and Susan Selzler; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Village at Mill Creek and all the doctors who cared for Dad.

Prayers will be held the night before the service on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 7:00 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2024, at 11:00 AM (PST). Both prayers and the service will be held at CORPUS CHRISTI ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, 750 Rutland Road, Kelowna, BC.

If you are unable to attend the service in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House in Kelowna.

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Prayer Service
Monday, February 12, 2024, at 7:00 pm, Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2024, at 11:00 AM (PST)

Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Parish, 750 Rutland Road, Kelowna, BC

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The prayer service for DONHAUSER, Fredrick “Fred” is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2024, at 7:00 pm, Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC at located at , .

The service for DONHAUSER, Fredrick “Fred” is scheduled for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2024, at 11:00 AM (PST). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Parish, 750 Rutland Road, Kelowna, BC

750 Rutland Road, Kelowna, BC


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    On behalf of the Bering family (Adeline and Gasper Bering’s family) we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Fred’s loved ones. We will always cherish the memories we have of Uncle Freddy. A donation has been made on behalf of Audrey, Sharon, Murray, Rosemarie, Matt, Sandra, and Doreen to Okanagon Hospice House. We will keep you all in our thoughts and Prayers
    Rosemarie Haegens (Bering)

  • Terrance Keller says:

    Karen Fay Heather Jennifer, Very sorry for the loss of your father. Most memorable was when I was a boy. Picking apples with Uncle Fred in the orchard on a beautiful summer day. Remarkably, we remember the smallest moments in our lives.
    Your Cousin, Terry Keller

  • Norma (Morrison) Southward says:

    My family was neighbours of the Donhausers on Leathead Rd. A lot of good memories, one being your mom & dad’s wedding. They were wonderful people. My prayers are with you all. Norma.

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