We Remember

SPLETT, Frieda

February 16, 1929 – May 16, 2021

Frieda Splett has departed from her earthly home to meet with her Lord and Saviour, and to joyously reunite with family and friends that went before her.  She passed quietly, in her daughter’s home, on Sunday, May 16, 2021, being cared for and loved by family.

Frieda was born on February 16, 1929 in Grandora, Saskatchewan, to Johann and Ida Hak.  After numerous moves in her childhood, the Hak family settled in Kelowna, BC in the spring of 1944.  Then, as a teenager, she met new friends and enjoyed Okanagan life.  She also met Henry that year, but it wasn’t until 1949 that they married.  Together they farmed vegetables and ran an orchard – she was especially happy on a ladder in the fruit trees, or in her prized flower gardens and grounds.  They enjoyed retirement by traveling throughout Canada and the US on bus tours, or on outings around BC in their motorhome, often with at least one grandchild – or two, or three!  We will all remember her great sense of humour, her spontaneous zest, and her optimistic views on life. She was kind, generous and openhearted to all – but her first love was always her family.

Frieda was a loving and protective mother, and will always be cherished and remembered by her daughter Dianna Rawson. She has been a wonderful, adoring Gramma to her three grandchildren, John (Lisa) Rawson of Nelson, Heather Rawson-Sandager of Kelowna, and Denver (Liz) Rawson of Victoria.  And, as Oma to her eight, beautiful great-grandchildren, Hannah, Drew, Jordan, Liv, Neve, Royal, Harriet and Ottilie – her face would light up with joy in their presence.  Also remembering her are five nephews and three nieces.

Predeceased in May 2004 by Henry, her loving husband of 55 years and her son Gary, in April 1961.  Frieda was also predeceased by her father Johann Hak, her mother Ida Hak, her brothers Erich and Hugo Hak, sister Irma Krusel, and sisters-in-law Ingrid Hak and Anne Hak.

Frieda will be laid to rest on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor David Wunderlich officiating at the graveside.  Due to the current pandemic restrictions, it will be by invitation only with socially distanced seating arrangements. However, the family would like to invite all who want to pay their respects to join by Livestream. THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVESTREAMED/BROADCAST ON FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 AT 11:00 AM PST

The family is very grateful for the care she received from Dr. Jason Cassidy, Dr. Lawrence Wiebe, the staff and residents at the Okanagan Chateau, and the Palliative Care team that provided her with comfort needs in her last days.

Donations in memory of Frieda Splett may be made to Canadian Lutheran World Reliefwww.clwr.org, the BC Cancer Foundationbccancerfoundation.com, or a charity of your choice.

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