HARKE, Frieda (nee Buss)

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August 13, 1926 – March 23, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frieda Harke on March 23, 2022.

She will be greatly missed by her children Jennifer Madu, Morley (Laura), Glenn (Theresa) and Kenneth (Catherine) Harke; her grandchildren Brett (Lisa), Joel (Mel), Shara (David), Ryan (Megan) and Corey (April) Harke, Leanne (Ryan) Steele, David (Victoria) Steinbach, Benjamin and Thomas Anderson; her great-grandchildren Taryn, Bree, Blake, Boston, Rhett, Finn, Sutter, Bo, and Anders; her siblings Alma Schmidt, Walter Buss (Irene) and Linda Schmidt (Marvin) plus a very long list of nieces, nephews and friends.

Frieda was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Wilmar (Bill), parents Peter and Emily, siblings Paul, Annie, Rosalie, Fred, Lydia, Reinhold, Otto, Bernhard and Reuben.

A visitation will be held at Serenity Funeral Service, 5311 91 Street, Edmonton on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 7:00–8:30 pm.

A celebration of Frieda’s life will be held at St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5104 Ellerslie Road, Edmonton on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 1:00 pm and will be live streamed via the Church’s website at https://www.stpaulsellerslie.ca/live-streamworship.html

Frieda will be laid to rest at Our Saviour Church Cemetery in Hay Lakes, AB.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

Serenity Funeral Service
South
780 450 0101

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Dan Sych

Sharril & I are sadden to hear the loss of Frieda. She was a patron member of the community of Hay Lakes. She will be sadly missed by many. May God be with you and bring peace to your heart during your grieving.
With Love Dan & Sharril Sych

Betty Jane Hegerat

I am so grateful to have had Aunty Frieda in my life. She had a special grace, and love, and a sense of humour.

I send my condolences to Jennifer, Morley, Glenn, and Kenneth, and to Frieda’s many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

I will be with you virtually on Thursday.
Peace and comfort to all of you.

RIP Aunty Frieda after a life well lived.

Betty Jane Hegerat (Harke)

Marlene Tait

Our sympathy and prayers for the family, from residents at Churchill Manor- the ladies that shared a table in the dining room, and the people who played whist and bingo, which Frieda enjoyed and at which she was skilled and lucky.
We will miss her.

Cal and Lori Soch

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Jennifer Oxford

Ken & Cathy,
So sorry to hear this news. We are thinking of you at this time.
Take care.
Shawn and Jennifer Oxford

Sherry and Tony Leinard

Ken and Cathy and the Harke family
We are sad to hear of your Moms passing. We are so happy to have met Frieda, We have fond memories of her at family dinners at your home in St Albert , hugs to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dianne Harke

I have such fond memories of Aunt Frieda.She was a kind, compassionate person who really wanted to know more about how you were doing. I will remember her genuine and warm smile and her open-hearted spirit.

Unfortunately, I am in British Columbia and won’t be able to attend the funeral. Condolences to my cousins Jennifer, Morley, Glenn and Kenneth and all of the extended family

Sincerely,
Dianne Harke

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