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With a great sense of loss and much love, the family of Bruno Neufeld announces his passing on March 17, 2015. We know he is now with his Lord above.  He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of sixty years Freda, daughters Dianne (Blaine) Facey, Carole (Miles) Dalrymple, Wendy (Allan) Petillion and son Ron Neufeld (Karen Siluk); six much loved grandchildren: Chad (Julie) Facey, Greg (Wonda) Facey, Brian (Neema) Dalrymple, Holly (Chris) Nylen, Brent (Sarah) Petillion and Mitchell (Jillian) Petillion and six wonderful great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Rajan, Sahil, Brooke, Chloe and Brody.  He also leaves to mourn one brother Henry (Anne) Neufeld, one sister Olga (Morris) Rychliwski and brother-in-law Peter Suderman, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Aganeta Neufeld, brother Abe in infancy, sister Katie Isaak, sister Elsie Suderman, brother-in-law Jack Isaak and sister-in-law Jessie Neufeld.


Bruno was born on April 6, 1928 on the farm near Boissevain, Manitoba.  He went to a little country school and worked with his father on the farm.  In 1954 he married Freda Engbrecht. For many years Bruno farmed successfully, was involved in community life and was the rural councillor.  He was a member of the Lions Club for 38 years and was District Governor of District 5M in ‘73-‘74 enjoying his work immensely.  He helped build the Mennonite church in Boissevain and served as its treasurer for many years.


In 1977 Bruno and Freda decided to move to Kelowna and truly enjoyed their life here.  Bruno worked at the Lodge (Ramada) Motor Inn as night auditor until he retired.


Bruno always enjoyed sports, playing a lot of fastball with his buddies.  He was involved in building a golf course in Boissevain and he was hooked into playing golf.  He played many years as a member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club and was so proud that he could say he always walked the course.  As many Prairie farmers do in the winter, he became a great curler and played in many bonspiels.  In his later years he enjoyed his daily walk around the CNC Center and the Greenway.  He and Freda enjoyed travelling, taking in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Alaska, The Caribbean, Mexico and many southern states.


A private family graveside service will be held.  A reception with family and friends will be held at the Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm


In lieu of flowers a donation to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Cardiac Care www.kghfoundation.com or the Boissevain & Morton Foundation www.boissevain.ca/community/foundation.htmBox 1075, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0 would be greatly appreciated.  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.”

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

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Service Details

The service for NEUFELD, Bruno is scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2015 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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Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Joan Noble says:

    Dear Frieda, Sincere condolences. Know you have been thru a lot the past while. I am still in Mexico . See you when I get home sincerely Joan Noble

  • Tom & Dolores Rohleder says:

    We’re very sorry for your loss & having been thinking of you all often as you’ve had much to deal with in the past 4 months.

  • Bert Neufeld and Cheryl Clyne says:

    Freda, Dianne, Carol, Wendy, Ron and families, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Our sincere condolences go out to you. We have many happy memories of Sunday visits and good times with your family.

  • Elizabeth folk says:

    To Freda and family,

    Rick and I wish to send our condolences to you. We are saddened to hear of Bruno’s passing. Bruno was a special person who contributed so much to those around him. Our lives are better because we have known Bruno. Please know our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Elizabeth and Rick Folk

  • Rob Suderman says:

    Aunt Freda & cousins, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have great memories of our visits to the Boissevain farm as kids and will always remember Uncle Bruno’s great sense of humor.

    Rob & Hedy Suderman & family

  • Deborah Smith (formerly Skwarczynski) says:

    Wendy, my heart ached to hear the news of your Dad. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies to you all for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing the thoughts and prayers of many are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Deborah

  • Karen and Doug Hicks says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Neufeld families.
    When you lose a loved. One, to know an angel in heaven.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad and difficult time. Karen & Doug

  • Kathy Pich says:

    Freda & Family:
    Our sincere condolences as we hear of Bruno’s passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May loving memories be your constant comfort and fill your heart with peace in the days ahead!
    Love Peter & Kathy Pich

  • Carol Porter (Albrecht) says:

    Dear Freda and Family,
    So very Sorry to read the passing of a much loved Man in the Recorder. Thinking of all of you during this very sad time.
    With Sympathy
    Erna Albrecht and Carol

  • Walter& Betty Albrecht says:

    dear Freda and family, our deepest sympathy to you all ! We remember Bruno as a most friendly, fun loving man ! He will be missed by many ! Our love and prayers are with you as you grieve your loss…may your many precious memories of him bring you some comfort and peace. With sympathy and prayers..Walter and Betty

  • Colin and Darcy Sauer says:

    To Freda and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bruno was such a great person, he will be missed. I fondly remember walking the KGCG course with him (and my high school principle!) a number of years ago. A great day!
    Love, Colin and Darcy Sauer

  • Morgan Isaak says:

    Aunt Freda and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have such great memories of Uncle Bruno, especially the New Year’s Eve we spent playing board games at Grandma’s in Winnipeg. It was always such a pleasure to visit with him. He always made us feel like we were special to him. We will miss his sense of humour and his kindness.

    Kendra, Morgan, Trevor and Lindsey Isaak

  • george and donna sanderson says:

    Dear Freda
    Donna and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family on Bruno’s passing. Bruno was great friend and we have many fond memories of the good times.
    Love George and Donna Sanderson

  • Barrie Marley says:

    Dear Freda and family it is so sad to lose my longtime good friend Bruno. While he will be missed I hold many memories of his kind and gentle nature as well as the fun times we shared over the years. Sorry I could not attend the service as I am away from Kelowna at the moment but my thoughts and prayers are with you Freda and may you and your family remain strong in the days ahead.

  • Gayle Lauman says:

    Freda: I am in Palm Springs and just read the news. Please accept my sincere and warmest felt condolences for your loss of Bruno….I am thinking about you and yours today and wishing you warm comfort. Sincerely Gayle and Harold Lauman.

  • Greg & Lesley Sauer says:

    Freda & Family
    Please accept our condolences for Bruno’s passing. We always enjoyed being around you both.

    Greg & Lesley Sauer

  • Don Kroschinsky says:

    I was unable to attend the funeral Freda but wanted to offer my condolences. Take care Freda, thinking of you with warm thoughts, Ina Kroschinsky

  • Paul & Marlene Mamchur says:

    Dear Freda & Family
    We are so saddened to hear of Bruno’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Dorothy Herbert says:

    Dear Wendy,
    I just learned the news and am sending sincere condolences to you and your family. My prayers have been with your dad and will continue for your family. Dorothy

  • Roberta & Byron Johnson says:

    So sorry to hear of Brunos’ passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  • Joan and Gordon Grainger says:

    Thinking of you all. Wish there were some special words that could be said to take your hurt away but there isn’t. Just know lots of friends and family are thinking of you all.

  • Mary Ratzlaff says:

    Heartfelt sympathy to you Freda and your extended family. May God’s peace be keenly felt in the days ahead. Know that you are loved.
    Glen and Mary Ratzlaff

  • Rocky Neufeld says:

    Aunt Freda, Dianne, Carol, Wendy & Ron:

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Bruno. I hope you are remembering the good times. I have many fond memories of growing up with Uncle Bruno and all of you as neighbors. I like to believe he and our Dad are up in heaven playing ball and talking farming between games.

    Much love
    Rocky Neufeld

  • Wendy Rush (Bernrot) says:

    Hi Freda, just saw the sad news of Bruno’s passing. Our heart felt condolences go out to you and may your favorite memories help you through the coming year.

  • Albert Siemens says:

    It is with deep sadness that I recently learned of Bruno’s passing . He will remain an example to follow dating from the days as a high school I worked for him on the farm. My condolences to all those in his universe of family and friends .

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