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NEUFELD, Freda Elvira

November 29, 1935 — March 9, 2024

With a great sense of loss and much love, the family of Freda Neufeld announce her passing on March 9, 2024.

Freda was born in Deloraine, Manitoba in 1935 and spent her childhood years on the family farm near Whitewater, attending Petersburg school. At the age of ten her parents, Jake and Mary, moved the family to Agassiz, BC. The family later moved back to Boissevain, Manitoba when Freda was a teenager.

Freda married Bruno in 1954, and they settled on the Neufeld family farm near Boissevain where they raised their four children. In 1977, they moved to Kelowna, BC where Freda built a successful business sewing drapery and bedding fashions. She loved knitting, crocheting, baking, and cooking and shared these gifts with family and friends. Freda was a dedicated volunteer for many years with the Kelowna General Hospital bistro and craft group, and the chemotherapy clinic at BC Cancer Kelowna. She attended Trinity Baptist Church, devoted to her faith in God.

Freda enjoyed curling and golfing over 40 years, where she made many lifetime friends. She also liked travelling and went on many trips and cruises with Bruno during their 60 years of marriage.

Family was very important to Freda, and she will be remembered by her children Dianne, Carole (Miles), Wendy (Allan), and Ron (Karen); six grandchildren Chad (Julie), Greg (Wonda), Brian (Neema), Holly (Chris), Brent (Sarah), and Mitchell (Jillian); and eleven great-grandchildren Brooke, Chloe, Brody, Rajan, Sahil, Brooklyn, Annabelle, Beau, Jude, Seth, and Pierce.

Freda is survived by brothers Bill (Wenda), John (Gail); sister Margi; and sister-in-law Olga (Morris). She was predeceased by her husband Bruno; parents Jacob and Mary Engbrecht; sister Elizabeth; brother Wally; sister-in-law Nettie; and brother-in-law Gary.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to BC Cancer, Kelowna (Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre) at bccancerfoundation.com/ways-to-give/give-in-memory-honour-or-celebration.

A private graveside service, for family only, will be held at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held on FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM (PDT), at SANDALWOOD RETIREMENT RESORT: 580 Yates Road, Kelowna, BC.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM


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The service for NEUFELD, Freda Elvira is scheduled for FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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580 Yates Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Brenda Cruickshank says:

    My heart is heavy and sad as I sit down to write this note. Your Mom & my Mom were great friends. From curling competitively together for many years to your mom coming for coffee, or my mom coming to the farm to get a garment altered. I remember the skirt that your mom whipped up for me for Square Dancing and how much I loved it! Your Mother was such an amazingly talented and lovely lady. It’s really hard going onto the next stage in life without that parent that we so loved and appreciated. I’m happy that your mom and dad enjoyed Kelowna and their life there so much.
    I’m sorry to each of you, Dianne, Carole, Wendy & Ron. Please accept my most sincere condolences and know, that if I could? I would be with you on Friday as you get together to remember all the wonderful memories you have and I also share. .

  • Elizabeth Folk says:

    Rick and I are saddened to hear of Freda’s passing. This wonderful woman made an impact on our lives as it did to so many others.

    Condolences to all of Freda’s family. Her love of family was always evident .
    Cherish the memories of this wonderful woman, she made the world a better place.

    Elizabeth and Rick Folk

  • Kathy Pich says:

    To Freda’s Family. So saddened to hear of your Moms passing. I got to know her through curling and spent many days going out of town bonspiling. Freda also made my bedroom curtains for our house on Knox Mountain. Rest in Peace Freda you are now with the love of your life. Thanks for all the books that you have given me throughout the years.
    Kathy Pich

  • Tannis Nostedt says:

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom, grandma, and great grandma. You were our closest neighbors growing up and we have many fond memories of going back and forth. Our moms remains great friends over the many years and we feel your pain at this difficult time. May God grant you peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of your mom.
    Love, Tannis Nostedt (Neufeld) and family.

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