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FREI, Ella (nee Hanke)

Born on November 10, 1926 in Mytzk, Poland and went home to be with the Lord on June 6, 2013, in Kelowna, BC.  Survived by her loving family, two step-daughters: Karen Willis and Joanne Frei (Rick Rymes); two step-sons: Brian Frei (Ottila) and Doug Frei (Annette) and their children and grandchildren, one sister: Lydia (Paul) Zerbin and many nephews and nieces.  Sadly predeceased by her husband Andy in 2007.  Ella and her family immigrated from Germany to Saskatchewan in 1949; lived in Edmonton and Vernon before moving to Regina in the 1970’s, where she met and married Andy Frei.  Following her husband’s passing she moved to Kelowna to be closer to family.  In Kelowna, she enjoyed spending time with her family and extended church family and enjoyed the mild climate of the Okanagan.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Church of God, 3705 Mission Springs Road, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Harvey Elke officiating.  Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons, c/o 593 Spruceview Place South, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1S8.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

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The service for FREI, Ella (nee Hanke) is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Church of God

3705 Mission Springs Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Debra Cummins says:

    Ella was a true treasure and I often thought of her. She was my foster mother for 1 year and I will always be appreciative of her kindness! She was a gift from God!

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