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Folstad, Emma

A life well lived, a life well loved.

Our beautiful Mom Emma Mathilda (Torgerson) Folstad passed away peacefully with her daughter Donna at her side and into the arms of Jesus and her husband Ed on January 4, 2012, at the age of 93 years.

Emma was born at Weldon, SK on August 3, 1918, one of eight children.  Emma and Ed married September 23, 1936 and they enjoyed 67 years together before Ed’s passing in 2003.  Emma was predeceased by her husband Ed, daughter Elinore (Michael Dumont), parents Knut and Rosella and two grandsons.  She is survived by Gerald (Lileah), Marlene (Burt Zacharias), Ken (Joanne) and Donna (Dean Martin), as well as numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service for Emma will be held on Thursday, January 12th at 1:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Road, West Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Ed Skutshek conducting the Celebration of Life.

Emma’s family wishes to express their gratitude to Pastor Ed and the congregation of Grace Lutheran Church, to Dr. Larry Bobyn and staff at Sun Pointe Village for caring of our Mom for the past two years.  Your care and concern will never be forgotten.   Blessed be the memory of Emma Folstad, the best Mom and Grandma in the world!  In honour of Emma’s memory, donations can be made to the Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Canadian Bible Society and the Christian Blind Mission.

Thursday, January 12th at 1:00 pm

Grace Lutheran Church

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Service Details

The service for Folstad, Emma is scheduled for Thursday, January 12th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Grace Lutheran Church

1162 Hudson Road West Kelowna, BC


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  • Gwen Bebault says:

    To Don,
    May your happy memories sustain you through this time of loss!Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May your kindnesses return as blessings!
    Mom has moved to Three Links Manor!
    Love, Winnie & Gwen Bebault

  • Wanda Sheath says:

    Donna and family, so very sorry to hear of Emma’s passing. I will always remember her smiling face, that hand that came up inviting an embrace, and what a beautiful person Emma was each time I would be visiting at Sun Pointe.
    My condolences to your family in your loss of a beautiful mother/lady/friend.

  • Sharon Spicer says:

    My sypathy to your whole family. I know how hard it is to lose a mother and a friend. I will miss Autie Emma but will cherish all my loving memories of her.

  • Harvey Stolz says:

    Our condolences on the passing of Emma.

    She was a wonderful lady, and we’re all going to miss her.

    Harvey, Sheila and Arron

  • Lorie Gordon says:

    She was the best grandma ever – and my mentor and role model as I am blessed with my own grandchildren. Love you Grandma!

  • Mike & Emma Plimley says:

    Emma was a blessing to so many people. She is gone but not forgotten. She will live on through her family and all those people whose lives she touched.Our condolences to her family. We appreciate Emma’s spirit and are sure that she has gone to a better place. All our love from the Plimley’s

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