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FAST, Nellie & David

On March 20, 2020, our dear mother, Nellie Fast, was called home by her Lord and Saviour. She passed peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital.  Having shared 67 years of marriage together, she called our father, David Fast, to join her two days later. Dad died March 22, 2020 at the Sun Point Care Facility. We are comforted to know they are now together.

Their memory will be cherished by their surviving family: their two daughters Carol (Jerald) Grassmick of Kelowna, BC and Sandy (Dennis) Williams of Weslock, AB; their five grandchildren Jalon (Sarah) Grassmick, Shawn (tara) Williams, Jannel (John) Hayes, Jeana Grassmick, and Ryan (Aisha) Williams; and their four great-grandchildren Aislyn Williams, Jerid Hayes, Karsen Williams, and Lyndie Williams; Nellie’s three remaining siblings and their families; and David’s three sisters and their families.

There was a private family gathering and service on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home. The service was “live streamed” and recorded for those family and friends unable to attend, it can be viewed at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com where you can also leave a story or photo for the family.  If desired, donations can be made in their memory to either the Kelowna Gospel Mission, kelownagospelmission.ca, or the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Okanagan, www.boysandgirlsclubs.ca.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for FAST, Nellie & David is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Judy Neufeld says:

    I am so sorry for the loss

  • Dorothy and Lorne says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of both your parents. May the Lord comfort and be your strength. Praying for all of you

  • Stan and Carol Fast says:

    Dear Carol and Gerald, Sandy and Dennis and family,
    The service was beautiful. Thank you for allowing us to be there by video link. Your parents are an example of love and commitment to each other and God. An example for us to follow. May you feel God’s comfort during this time.
    Stan and Carol Fast

  • Kathy & Gary Hayes says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. They were such a beautiful couple. The live stream service today was a lovely honor to them.

  • Jerry and Frieda Maclear says:

    WE are saddened by your parents home going because it is always hard to part with our parents. But, in a way it is comforting to know they are together with the Lord forever. We pray God’s comfort for you! I know you have many great memories. I was reminded earlier of the oldest picture I have of your mom—she was my parents flower girl! When I was younger we spent many holidays with your family—always great times! We were cousins in a very large family! God bless you!
    Love Jerry and Frieda

  • Bill McPhail and Family says:

    I was sad to hear of Dave and Nellie’s passing but I am so glad they are together. I appreciated the opportunity to view their memorial service. Dave and Nellie were great friends and neighbours to Kim and I as well as local grandparents to our children until my parents moved to Calgary and Dave and Nellie moved to Kelowna. I clearly remember the phone call from Dave when he (I think jokingly) said “we should buy a duplex together”. I told him we had just put an offer in on half a duplex and the other side was still for sale. Our offers went in together the following Monday and the rest is history that I would never change! Our children have fond memories of their early childhood with “Aunt Nellie and Uncle Dave”, So many great memories!!

  • Jane & Asa Leslie says:

    We have wonderful memories of time spent with Dave & Nellie in Calgary. Our sympathy is extended to all their family.

  • Christine (Hurd) Rawcliffe says:

    Oh my I am so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of our family visiting yours…sending love and hugs for your loss, two…😢❤️❤️

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