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Frieda Pankratz (Bergen)

January 7, 1932 - May 20, 2023


Frieda Pankratz, 91, of Abbotsford, BC, passed away on May 20, 2023, with her husband Dr Edgar Pankratz, and family at her side.

Frieda was born in Schoenhorst, Ukraine on January 7, 1932. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1948, after surviving political upheavals in Russia, and the turmoil of becoming refugees, during and after, WWII. In Vancouver she met Edgar Pankratz. They married in 1952, and soon welcomed children Laura, John and Susan. Frieda was involved in her church and volunteered many hours to the community. She loved to travel with friends and spend vacations with family. They later lived in Langley and Abbotsford.

Frieda was predeceased by brother Elias, and sisters Agnes and Kaethe, and great grandson, Charlie. She is survived by husband Dr Edgar Pankratz, Laura and Gerry Sportack, John and Sally Pankratz, Susan and Ed Jones, 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She is lovingly remembered by all.

Burial will take place at Maclure Road Cemetery, Abbotsford, June 3, 2023 at 10:00AM, followed by a service at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 2051 Windsor St, Abbotsford, 11:30 AM.


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

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From: Erika Unrau
Relation: She was my aunt, my moms youngest sister

Our sincere condolences to the family. I enjoyed all of my visits with my Aunt Frieda. I am sure going to miss her.

From: John van Dongen
Relation: Friend

My family and I had the privilege of living next door to Frieda and Ed for nine years. For us it was one of life’s great blessings to have Frieda as a neighbour and a friend. She was humble, kind, loving and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed hosting regular gatherings of family and friends in her meticulous home. Frieda was an extraordinary gardener who had some of the most beautiful flowers, gardens and greenery in the city and I know that at least one year she was officially honored for it. There were times when I got up at 5 am to go somewhere and she was already outside on a summer morning watering her colorful flowers that graced the piece of dirt between our driveway and her and Ed’s driveway. Starting my day with a brief but meaningful conversation with Frieda was always a special treat whenever it happened. Our sincerest condolences to Frieda’s family but especially to her loving husband Ed.

Service Schedule

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
June 3, 2023
Beginning at 10:00am

Maclure Road Cemetery
33965 Maclure Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

33965 Maclure Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
June 3, 2023
Beginning at 11:30am

Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church
2051 Windsor Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2051 Windsor Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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