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NEUFELD, Agnes Helen

June 21, 1932 — October 4, 2021

With family by her side, Agnes Neufeld passed away peacefully, in her sleep, at home on October 4, 2021.

Agnes was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan and raised in a loving home in Herbert, Saskatchewan, by her parents Henry and Helen Friesen and brother Verne. In 1939, the family moved to Coaldale, AB, then to Kelowna, BC in 1945. A young man named Carl caught her eye at church and on April 6, 1951 they married, enjoying 70 years together. She became an amazing mother, then grandmother, and later still great-grandmother “Oma”. Agnes was very kind and caring, she loved being around her family. She was very gracious and gave so much of herself so others would feel comfortable, welcomed, and of course wellfed! We will never forget her beautiful smile, her laughter, and wonderful sense of humour.

Agnes was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking, especially when she was preparing for Christmas and countless family gatherings. She worked hard all her life, raising four children while working at the family businesses, Kelowna Beverages, then later at Lyman Lures Mfg. When she could get away she loved travelling to see family. She was very active and enjoyed golfing, skiing, bowling, hiking (medalling at the Grouse Grind at age 78). After retirement, an adventurous spirit led Agnes and Carl to drive to La Ventana, Baja, Mexico, spending 15 winters there, sailing and camping on the beach.

Left to share Agnes’ memories: her husband Carl; three children Ron (Kathaleen), Teresa, and Laura; four grandchildren Jessica (Jeremy) Wheeler, Greg Wallman, Michael (Cindy) Neufeld, and Jordan (April) Neufeld; four great-grandchildren Myra and Emmett Wheeler, and Vanessa and Avery Neufeld; her sisters Phyllis, Florence, Bernice, and Marie; brothers Robert and Art; daughter-in-law Kathy (Peter); and a large extended family. She goes to join those who have gone before her: birth-mother Edith Messear; parents, Henry and Helen Friesen; brother Verne Friesen; her sister Dorothy; and sadly, her beloved son Glenn (d. 2010).

We will always cherish the times we had and the loving and stable home she provided.

The family would like to thank the palliative care team for Agnes for their support and help.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Canada.

A Funeral Service will be held on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021, at 1:00 PM PDT at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees will be limited, IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by livestream (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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  • Michael Neufeld says:

    Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences, to Carl and family, from Michael and Marlene, Saskatoon..

  • Bonnie & Norm Bloomquist says:

    Laura and Terry and family. Norm and I wish to give you our heart felt condolences.

  • Gerald and Carol Neufeld says:

    Dear Uncle Carl ,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. Aunt Aggie will always be remembered for the wonderful person she was.
    Chub and Carol Neufeld

  • Kelly Holmes says:

    Beyond sad – my love to you all.
    Aunt Aggie will be so missed.

  • Mavis and Joe Bernhard says:

    So sad to hear of Aunt Aggie’s passing, she was a beautiful soul. I have many fond memories of her, first off being a flower girl at her wedding, then living beside them in the bush camp at Cinema, while living in Kelowna I recall my bro Art and I walking in the evening from our place on Abbott to Carl and Aggie, carrying pounds of pennies to play rummoli, how she had energy enough after caring for family is a wonder. Soon we were all in Surrey working together at Totem Essa. Great memories. I ended up being a prairie girl so did not see our B.C relatives too often but in 1980 or so we went to Kelowna for Christmas and Aunt Aggie hosted a huge family dinner. I just finished watching the service on line and it was so nice, loved seeing some of the family and when the song came on with Aunt Tina and my mom singing, well I lost it! I have several old tapes of them and unc John and maybe Carl too, those are precious memories. The people are gone ,well not you Unc Carl, and all we have left is precious memories and that is what keeps us going until we meet again. Love maymay

  • Lisa Raulin says:

    I am so sorry Carl that you lost you’re beloved Agnes

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