BRUNO NEUFELD

NEUFELD, BRUNO With a great sense of loss and much love, the family of Bruno Neufeld announces his passing on March 17, 2015. We know he is now with his Lord above.  He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of sixty years Freda, daughters Dianne (Blaine) Facey, Carole (Miles) Dalrymple, Wendy (Allan) Petillion and son Ron Neufeld (Karen Siluk); six much loved grandchildren: Chad (Julie) Facey, Greg (Wonda) Facey, Brian (Neema) Dalrymple, Holly (Chris) Nylen, Brent (Sarah) Petillion and Mitchell (Jillian) Petillion and six wonderful great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Rajan, Sahil, Brooke, Chloe and Brody.  He also leaves to mourn one brother Henry (Anne) Neufeld, one sister Olga (Morris) Rychliwski and brother-in-law Peter Suderman, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Aganeta Neufeld, brother Abe in infancy, sister Katie Isaak, sister Elsie Suderman, brother-in-law Jack Isaak and sister-in-law Jessie Neufeld. Bruno was born on April 6, 1928 on the farm near Boissevain, Manitoba. He went to a little country school and worked with his father on the farm. In 1954 he married Freda Engbrecht. For many years Bruno farmed successfully, was involved in community life and was the rural councillor.  He was a member of the Lions Club for 38 years and was District Governor of District 5M in ‘73-‘74 enjoying his work immensely.  He helped build the Mennonite church in Boissevain and served as its treasurer for many years. In 1977 Bruno and Freda decided to move to Kelowna and truly enjoyed their life here.  Bruno worked at the Lodge (Ramada) Motor Inn as night auditor until he retired. Bruno always enjoyed sports, playing a lot of fastball with his buddies. He was involved in building a golf course in Boissevain and he was hooked into playing golf.  He played many years as member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club and was so proud that he could say he always walked the course.  As many Prairie farmers do in the winter, he became a great curler and played in many bonspiels. In his later years he enjoyed his daily walk around the CNC Center and the Greenway. He and Freda enjoyed travelling, taking in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Alaska, The Caribbean, Mexico and many southern states. A private family graveside service will be held.  A reception with family and friends will be held at the Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Cardiac Care www.kghfoundation.com or the Boissevain & Morton Foundation www.boissevain.ca/communit /foundation.htm Box 1075, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0 would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.