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September 18, 1931 — October 11, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Inga Fritz (née Pfingsttag), while she was surrounded by family, on October 11, 2023, at the age of 92. She was a much beloved/loved mother/grandmother/great-grandmother/sister/wife, who was deeply engaged and involved with her loving family. Inga was predeceased by her husband, Fred Fritz; her mother & father, Margret & Albert Pfingsttag; her siblings, Walter, Johnny, and Margo Pfingsttag. She is survived by her sister, Ruth, and sister-in-law, Karen Pfingsttag; as well as by her big family: daughters, Sandy (Andrew) and Terri (Chris); her grandchildren, Nikki, Spring (L.J.), Tyler, Patrick, Nathan, and Jason; and by her great-grandchildren, Carter, Marina, Shayl, Jordyn, Jaden, Skyler, Kaytlan, Damien, Lincoln, Quinn, Dareyon, and Aurora. All of whom she always had time (and unconditional love) for, and she made each of them feel special to her in her own way.

Inga was born and raised in Osoyoos, British Columbia, she graduated from Southern Okanagan Secondary School in 1949 and married Fred Fritz in 1952. She worked at the Bank of Montreal and the Oliver packing house, until 1964, when she & Fred bought the Fritz Orchard, from Fred’s mom, Mary Fritz. In 1974, they opened the Fritzville Fruit and Vegetable Market, which they managed and operated for over 30 years together.

It would be impossible to list all the things that Inga had a passion for, a few include art; camping; waterskiing; curling; and caring for animals… Any and all animals, strays or domesticated (cats, dogs, birds, raccoons, skunks, and occasionally even the odd stray person). Her greatest passion, though, was spending time with loved ones, family and friends alike. Inga taught everyone in her life how to be kind and compassionate, to have patience, and showed unconditional love and acceptance. She excelled at math and was as tough as they come… Some call it determination. Her valuable life lessons are a legacy she passes on to all of us, and our future generations will carry her spirit that way forever.

Inga will be greatly missed. Although, all we have to do is remember her and share the memories of her with each other, and her love (and the laughter she shared with each of us) will live on in our memories. Then, she will never truly be gone, instead she’ll live on in each one of us whose lives she touched during her amazing time with us. She is with all those that went before us, and her love will never be forgotten.

Be at peace; live, love and laugh; be kind to others, that is what Inga would do…

Donations may be made to any registered animal shelter in Inga’s name, in lieu of flowers.

Inga will be honoured individually, no formal service will take place.

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