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Paul Andrew Fredland

22/11/1939 - 06/03/2024

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Obituary For Paul Andrew Fredland

November 22, 1939 – March 6, 2024

Paul Andrew Fredland was born on November 22, 1939, in Sexsmith, Alberta, and passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on March 6, 2024, at Prairie Lake Senior Living in Grande Prairie.

Paul grew up on the family farm in La Glace, and then went to Vermillion Agricultural College. He worked at various jobs in Dawson Creek and Grande Prairie before moving back to the farm in 1964.

Paul and Ruth Lindquist were married in 1963 and welcomed Shauna into their lives in 1967.

Two of Paul’s passions were music and travelling. After teaching himself to play the guitar, he and Ruth and a group of friends spent several years playing and singing gospel music at various senior homes in Grande Prairie. Summers were spent in their RV, touring, camping, and attending jamborees.

Paul is survived by his wife Ruth and daughter Shauna (Brooks) Hoffos, two sisters Joyce Loiselle and Shirley Rosell, and two brothers Conley and Earl (Heather). Paul will also be missed by Ruth’s 4 sisters Janet Adams, Mildred Lindquist, Beth (Bruce) Townsend, and Nancy (Fred Goodner) Lindquist, and Ruth’s brother Larry (Carol).

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Julia Fredland, sister Eilene Bangen, and brothers-in-law Orlo Bangen, Roger Loiselle and Larry Rosell, as well as Ruth’s mother Doris James, and brother-in-law Pat Adams.

A private Family Memorial Service will be held, but everyone who wishes to visit and share memories is invited to attend an open house at 2:30 pm at Bear Creek Funeral Home, 11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB, T8W 0C7.

Paul’s family would like to give special thanks to the 3rd floor staff at Prairie Lake Senior Living for the excellent care he received while he lived there.

Donations may be made to Grande Prairie Hospital Foundation, or to the Charity of one’s choice.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bcfh.ca

Services

15 Mar

Open House

02:30 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 15/03/2024

    Ruth you will be missing your life partner so glad we got to have some time with you and Paul a few times in summers past big hugs to you as well as Shauna and Brooks May God be with you all. Hazel Herzog

  • 13/03/2024

    On behalf of the Larry Johnson family, we send condolences to Ruth, Shauna and family on the passing of Paul. He was a beloved member of the La Glace and Northfield communities. May he Rest In Peace. Joanne, Tracy and Susan

  • 13/03/2024

    Ruth. So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Shauna and family. Sincerely Ann and Jim Nordhagen

  • 13/03/2024

    Thank you for letting me be a part of Paul's life. As his nurse, I was so privileged to be a part of your family. You are true examples of love and family. Sending you all my love

  • 12/03/2024

    What a shock to hear about Paul's passing but we're reminded to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Ruth, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time!

  • 12/03/2024

    So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Dad and I enjoyed all those years when Paul helped us on the farm. Condolences Ruth and Shauna. James and Bonnie Christensen

  • 12/03/2024

    Hi Ruth, just wanted to send my sympathy to you, Shauna & Brooks. Remembering all the good times we shared as close neighbors. Paul had such a nice demeanor. May all the beautiful memories bring you peace in the days ahead.

  • 12/03/2024

    I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. May God comfort you and your family and wipe away all tears🙏

  • 12/03/2024

    So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Blessings to you and your family during this time.

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