We Remember

MISSAL, Alfred “Fred”

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Fred Missal passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour on October 16, 2017 at Hospice House after a brief battle with cancer.  He was 89 years old.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Martha, 2 daughters, Joy (James) Johnston and Karen (Jerel) Forsberg.  He also is survived by 4 grandchildren Brett (Amy), Chelsey (Bryce), Kirsten (Nick), and Graham, plus one great grandson, Witton.

He was born in Poland in 1928 and immigrated to Canada in 1954.  In Winnipeg he met his wife Martha and they were married in 1957.  From there they moved to Toronto where the girls were born and then on to Saskatoon and into Kelowna in 1970.  Here Fred continued his career as a steel fabricator and worked for many of the local fabrication shops including Monashee, Price Steel, and Kelowna Steel Fabricators making many life long friends along the way. Once retired he was able to pursue his other passion of woodworking and many of his creations are proudly displayed in our homes.

Fred was a true example of a giving and generous person living out his faith in Jesus Christ.  He will always be remembered for his sense of humour and how he loved to laugh with his friends and family.  Volunteering was a large part of his life with him participating in various missions in other countries plus 18+ years of cooking at the Kelowna Gospel Mission.  This lead to him being nominated for Man of the Year in the city of Kelowna in 2012.  He lived a full life and commented near the end how thankful he was for everything that he had been able to do.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Special thanks to the staff at Hospice House and to Dr. Aldon Lange for their caring support to mom and dad during this journey.  Donations in memory can be made to the Kelowna Gospel Mission.


Aufwiedersehn Opa.


A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna Gospel Mission www.kelownagospelmission.ca, 251 Leon Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 9N9.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Evangel Church

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna Gospel Mission, 251 Leon Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N9 Link: www.kelownagospelmission.ca


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The service for MISSAL, Alfred “Fred” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Evangel Church

3261 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Howard & Irene Sali says:

    Martha, we the Sali’s are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing, Fred was perfect gentle man, he was a very friendly person, since we moved here I got to know Fred while I was on maintenance at this condo, Fred taught me everything I know about this building, I always looked up to him as my dad. Fred was a hard worker, an excellent wood man. we will miss not seeing Fred around.
    This condolence comes from Howard & Irene Sali

  • Lisa Boesten says:

    Dear Martha,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Fred was the sweetest, kindest man and had such a tender heart. His love for Jesus was special and often when we talked he would get tears in his eyes. Especially when he spoke about my late husband, Henk.
    I always enjoyed seeing Fred at the Parkinson Rec Centre in the pool. He was optimistic and so very kind. He will be missed by many. Blessings and strength to you, Martha.
    Lisa Boesten

  • Jordan and Karen Johnston says:

    We are extremely sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Missal. We are glad that he was able to be with his family in his final days, as family was so important to him. We hope that the knowledge that he lived such a long, full and meaningful life brings you some comfort in the hard days ahead. We will make a donation to the Mission in his honour so that his dedication to his fellow man can live on. Sending all our love.

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