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Elfrieda (Frieda) Braun (Kopp)

July 1, 1938 - December 7, 2016

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     It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Elfrieda (Frieda) Braun (nee Kopp) on December 7, 2016.  She leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Rudy, her children: Ken (Janice), Carole (Peter), Fran (Ernie) & Lori (Rob), nine grandchildren and seven siblings. She is predeceased by her parents, one brother and one grandson.

     Frieda, the 4th of 9 children, was born July 1, 1938 in Coaldale, Alberta.  After marrying in 1957, she and Rudy started their family and moved to different locations within BC. Frieda was always active. In the 70’s, Rudy and Frieda were both involved at CBI in Student Life where Frieda helped in giving guidance to the students.  She enjoyed working many years with Woodward’s in Prince George and at The Bay in Abbotsford. Frieda had a caring and kind spirit that many were drawn to.  She was involved in church, singing in the choir, and a Nonet called Instruments of Praise.   Frieda loved to garden and took great pleasure in transforming her front and back yards.  She also loved to read and shared her “library” with many.  Even after a devastating accident 20 years ago, which limited her abilities, she was able to use her gifts and serve with Helping Hands by sewing blankets.  She faithfully worked her sewing machine while making deep friendships.  Frieda and Rudy were able to continue enjoying one of their passions, traveling, often coming home to fill another photo album with all their memories.  More than anything Frieda valued her family and cherished time spent together, having us all over for dinner and making it special.  As children, we had the privilege of watching our parents live out a great example of unconditional love for each other.

     A special thank you to the kind nurses and staff at the hospital who made mom comfortable and were sensitive to the family’s needs.  A Celebration Of Life will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Northview Church, 32040 Downes Road, Abbotsford.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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From: Tove Lobermayer
Relation: Co worker at Woodwards Pr. George

I was so saddened to hear of Frieda passing. We worked together
in the china department for many years. One of the most wonderful
people I have met. Unfortunately we did loose contact since her and
Rudy moved south. Her close friends here in Prince George kept me
updated. So sorry for your loss. Tove Lobermayer.

From: Ward Family
Relation: no

“Please allow me to express my sincere condolence for the loss your family has suffered. Thanks be to God in Heaven for the strength and comfort He provides for us at times such as this. May the peace of God then, be with your family today and in the difficult days ahead.”
Acts 17:27, 1 Peter 5:6,7,

From: Janet Schultz (nee Blundell)
Relation: friend from church

We were saddened to learn of Frieda’s passing. It has been a pleasure getting to know Frieda & Rudy over the years from church. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Rudy & your family. Take care & may the Lord’s comfort & peace be yours at this time.

From: Betty Penner (Fast)
Relation: Growing up in Yarrow, B.C.

My last meeting with Elfrieda was at Philip Kopp’s memorial at South Delta Baptist Church. She was so friendly and kind to talk to. Since then I have lost my husband and I am thankful for eternal life.
God bless you all.
Love

Betty Penner

From: Caroline (Peters) Simpson
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Fran and family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 20, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Northview Community Church
32040 Downes Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

32040 Downes Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

  Visitation

Date & Time:
December 19, 2016
Beginning at 6:30pm

Location:
Northview Community Church
32040 Downes Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

32040 Downes Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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