We Remember


On February 21, 2023, Julie Redekopp went to be with the Lord.

In Julie’s words, “My Story”: I was born in Ft. William, ON (Thunder Bay) in 1931 to white Russian parents. My first 6 years were lived in an isolated CNR railroad station, where Dad worked on the track. Then he moved to Alonwater  where I started school x3 years with 1st nations children and learned English and Ojibway (Anishinaabemowin). When the school closed, I was sent to Sioux Lookout, ON, boarding in various homes until grade 10, when I was sent back to Ft. William where I finished his school, again boarding and living with strangers. I had a stuttering problem most of my life, which I was able to control. Until this time, I had no bible and no interest in God or Church.

After high school, I went to London, ON and graduated as an R.N. from Western University with Bachelor of Nursing. I gave my life to Christ after attending Youth for Christ and being mentored by a missionary nurse weekly. I worked 6 months in the Terrace, BC outpost hospital until Father died. I returned to Sioux Lookout to live with Mother, and I worked in a federal hospital for indigenous people and practised my Ojibway. It was in this town, where I matured as a Christian in a strong, loving church. After 3 years, I moved to Winnipeg, MB, and worked there for 30 years.  During my time in Winnipeg, I had spinal surgery and a quad bypass. I also, graduated from WPG Bible College with a BRE.

In 1979, I married Jake Redekopp; we loved to travel. After we retired, we decided to give our lives to the Lord in Ministry. I worked with Youth for Christ and taught children in 2 public schools with Child Evang. which was permitted by the Manitoba Minister of Education (with some restrictions). I also volunteered at the hospital for 15 years in Spiritual Care. When Jake started short-term missions, I came with him to Russia, Ukraine, Haiti, and Guatemala.

Jake and I came to Kelowna, BC in 2003, where we attended Evangel Church. We volunteered with Church Serve for a few years and Care & Share. I also volunteered at the hospital for 13 years, and at Hospice House for 4 years until my health deteriorated. During all those years ministering with patients, the Lord walked with me, guiding me with wisdom, love, and compassion. My favourite verse is Phil 4:13 and Prov 3:5

Julie will be missed by her niece, Karen Kennedy and her daughters; her nephews Richard and Peter Maze; sister-in-laws, Nancy, Elsie, Nettie and Claire; brothers-in-law, John, Ed, and Jake; and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care & Share Evangel Church.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm (PST), at Springfield Funeral Home (2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC), a reception will follow. 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, March 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm (PST)

Springfield Funeral Home (2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

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The service for REDEKOPP, Julie is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm (PST). 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 (2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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    To Family and Friends of Julie Redekopp.
    Our Condolences and Deepest Sympathy.
    Julie has been a long time friend of ours. She will be dearly missed.
    Sincerely, Deanna and Don Kohanik

  • Grace cotroneo says:

    Julie was my spiritual sister we met many years She was family to me and my children together with her husband I Spoke to Julie often by phone when she moved In winning I have some beautiful memories She loved the Lord and taught me a lot She will be greatly missed but I know she is with the lord and her husband she was missing him a lot I wish condolences to the family and may she R.I.P.

  • Grace cotroneo says:

    My Deepest condolences to the family
    Julie was a sister in the lord for me her and Jake were family she will be greatly missed May she R.I.P.

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