JULY, 1918



We regret to announce the passing of Clara Fretz in Vernon, BC on December 17, 2012 at the age of 94 a long time resident of Falkland, BC. Clara was born on July 1st, 1918, she moved to Falkland at the age of 13 it was there that she married her husband Allan in 1938 and worked hard on the farm residing there until this past September. She was a Charter Member of Eastern Star Lansdowne Chapter, The Glenemma Ladies Club, The Falkland Seniors Organization, and The Garden Girls. In her retirement she enjoyed family, friends, and traveling. The wood fire was always burning and the kettle was always onto share a cup of tea. Clara was predeceased by her husband Allan in 1985. She is survived by daughters Fay Benedict of Falkland and Elaine (Ken) Kvist of Williams lake, Grandchildren Devin (Lacey) Kvist and Alicia Kvist of Williams Lake, one sister Ina (Al) Holmes of Penticton, One Niece Sharon Clendening of Victoria, and one Nephew Dale( Marie) Marino of Vernon. A service will be held at the Falkland Community Hall Saturday January 5, 2013 at 1:00pm, Reverend Kelly Grittner officiating.

The family wishes to thank family, friends, neighbours, Dr. Rankin the renal clinic in Kelowna, the staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Emergency and 3 North, and the caring staff at Noric House. Donations in Clara’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402- 27th Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 1S1.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

Vernon Morning Star

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