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Kay Tina Pambrun (Funk)

July 5, 1923 - June 28, 2021

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Our very much loved mom and nanny was born to Maria and William Funk on July 5, 1923 in Rosenfeld Manitoba and was the eldest of 14 children. It is small comfort that she lived a long and full life, the choice was not ours that she left us so quickly, we’d gladly had more time.  At an early age, Kay professed her faith in Jesus Christ. She was an active member of Abbotsford
Pentecostal Assembly.
Kay was blessed with 5 children. Theresa preceded her in death on November 30, 1956. She raised her children alone, a struggle she rose above with the Lord’s help and sheer dogged determination. Each of which she had plenty. She carried on her legacy to her 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a talented needlework artist, a competitive card player, a jigsaw puzzler, her own professional organizer, a reader and seeker, thoughtful and generous by intent and action. She called herself a roving reporter, always asking questions of everyone she met to better know and understand them.

Her humor and spirit would light up a room and bring a smile to all. Kay’s beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Jackie (Terry), Guy (Sharon), Leslie, and Ross (Marsha). Her grandchildren: Naomi Card, Stephen Puhl, Curtis Puhl, Vanessa Friesen, Doris Loewen, Piercen Breedyk and Celeste Pambrun-Breedyk, Jamie, and Casey Pambrun. Her great-grandchildren: Kylie, Madison, Jackson, Jordan, Riley, Trinity, Kiana, Sophia, and Desmond. Also mourning her loss is her sister Hilda Funk, brother Harry Funk, sisters-in-law Eva Funk and Mary Funk.  She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters: Erdman, Willie, Ben, Mary, Erdman, Peter, Dorothy, Trudy, John, Bill, and Fred. Kay made lasting friendships and treasured her time with dear friends Ann, Elma and Katie. Phone calls and visitors meant so much to her this past year. Her faith in Jesus was strong and unwavering, evident to all. She was not afraid of death, knowing she would be with Jesus.

The Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Wiebe & Jeske,202 – 31314 Peardonville Road, Abbotsford at 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the Complex Clubhouse, 32959 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, at 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  If not able to attend in person, the service will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/CYwgiMKWYTU

If you wish to make a donation in her honor, may we suggest Make A Wish Foundation. Canada
https://makeawish.ca/ USA https://wish.org/

The following link is to a Spotify Playlist created with some of Kay’s favorite music which will be played at the visitation and memorial.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6LIHIauBE279O2Vmr8fJsj?si=eec5d3f271b64e70

The  Youtube video will be uploaded after the memorial to the link provided on this page.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Valerie
Relation: Niece

Our condolences to all of you. We loved Aunt Kay so much!

From: Mary Funk
Relation: Sister-in-law

Dear Family, It is with a heavy heart I wish to express my sincere condolence to you all. Your mother was a very special person to(Bill) and I. Our visits, phone calls always left us with the feeling we had had a true visit, conversation that we looked back on with a smile or a chuckle. When asking about the well being of her family, her reply was always, “they are all good or they soon will be!” I will miss you greatly and loved Sis! Rest in peace, you deserve it!

From: Ernie and Lorna Welz
Relation: Aunt

We will miss Kay for the good times . She looked forward to the yearly visit with her. Going out for dinner and Sunday afternoon BLT sandwich. Taken from us too soon.

From: Darcy Funk
Relation: Nephew

Jan and I had many great conversations and stories about the family with A. Kay over the years and always with much laughter. We will miss her dearly. When my dad, Fred Funk, was in hospice we talk about dad kicking her husband out of the house and she had never seen my dad so mad!

From: Dezso and Martta Jakab / Desi and Martha
Relation: Neighbors and A Wonderful Friendship since 2004... ..

Thanks Kay for being such a kind and good friend, to Martha and me both,,,Your friendship is cherished forever, until we meet again,,, We LOVE You Kay, and Miss You Very Much,., and it was so LOVELY TO MEET ALL Your Lovely children and family
members that were at the farewell,, LOVE Desi and Martha Jakab

From: Denise Funk
Relation: Her Niece

Sending my Deepest Sympathy to ALL of Auntie Kays Family. She truly was one of a kind. A very catchy laugh, always had that big smile on her face. She called me on my birthday in March , and we talked for quite awhile, was amazed with her memory. Told her we would talk again on her birthday July 5th 2021 for her 98th. Sadly I didn’t get the chance, but I did sing her happy birthday. Auntie Kay you will be missed by a lot of people, and will not be forgotten. Love you,

From: Brenda and Jack Kwiatkowski
Relation: Niece

I just finished watching the service. What a beautiful, loving memorial you guys put together! Your mom would be proud.
“According to Kay”
I was talking to Aunty Mary and said “It is kind of unbelievable that Aunty Kay is gone, she has always been there. It is so awesome for her family that they have had her in their lives for so long and that she has always been so “with it” and able bodied. They are so lucky to be able to celebrate her long life. I can only imagine all the things she has seen and lived through and to still have her with about her. Wow!”
Also to add, I know Aunty Kay phoned my sister Cindy, when she was a few months away from passing away from cancer. Cindy told me how very touched that Aunty Kay was thinking about her.
Your Mom was an awesome lady and she leaves us all with fond memories.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
July 9, 2021
Beginning at 3:00pm

Location:
https://youtu.be/CYwgiMKWYTU
The Clubhouse - 32959 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, BC Canada

The Clubhouse - 32959 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

If you wish to make a donation in her honor, may we suggest Make A Wish Foundation. Canada
https://makeawish.ca/ USA https://wish.org/

Thank You Notice

Live Service

https://youtu.be/CYwgiMKWYTU

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Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Home
202-31314 Peardonville Rd.
Abbotsford BC
V2T 6K8

info@wiebeandjeskefh.com
604-859-5885

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