We Remember

NEUFELD, Henry “Hank”

March 18, 1940 — June 18, 2024

It is with great sadness and profound love that we announce that Hank Neufeld, was called home to be with the Lord on June 18, 2024, at the age of 84.

Left to hold his memory dear to their hearts are his loving wife, Katie; sons Stuart (Renata), Dean (Cory-Lea), and John; close family friend Chris; grandchildren Dakota (Braidy), Hailey (Chris), Austin (Reigan), Hunter, Matteo (Manuella), Niko (Cheyanne), Ethan, embraced grandchildren Kai, and Ariel; and four great-grandchildren. Hank will also be lovingly remembered by his siblings Lenora, Walter, Alita, Ruth, and Irene; as well as many other family and friends whose lives he touched. He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Lydia; and siblings Edgar, Anna, Elizabeth, Victor, and Norm.

Hank, born in Herbert, Saskatchewan, grew up in a bustling household with 9 siblings, where working on the family farm developed a tight camaraderie among them.  Hank accepted Jesus as his Savior at an early age and was baptized as a teenager.  By studying God’s Word, he developed a commitment to his faith and a love for the Church.  After graduating from Abbotsford High School, he met his beloved Katie, marrying her in 1962.  Together, they embarked on a one-year journey filled with love and adventure, working under MCC in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Civil Rights Movement.  They were married for 62 wonderful years and raised three boys.  Hank worked on a pipeline and various other jobs and eventually ended up in the ready-mix concrete industry.  In 1976, with Bill Born as a partner, they purchased Kelowna Ready Mix, which is still operational today as the family business.  In the later 80s he was asked to build the Willow Park Church location alongside a group of men, which Hank fondly recalled as one of the most enjoyable projects he was involved in.

Hank had a wealth of talents – from singing in quartets to mastering skiing and golfing – always with a competitive nature.  He was known for his peacemaking skills and was dedicated to fostering community in both work and play.  He approached everyday issues with a commitment to bringing people together and enriching the lives of those around him.  Hank leaves behind a legacy that will be cherished by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2024, at 11:00 AM, located at WILLOW PARK CHURCH, 439 Hwy 33, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Doug Wiebe officiating. There will be a reception to follow at the Willow Park Church Gymnasium. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2024, at 11:00 AM

WILLOW PARK CHURCH, 439 Hwy 33, Kelowna, BC

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