June 2, 1919 – Estevan, Saskatchewan
July 28, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Nefia, beloved wife of Harold Norman Holmgren of Calgary, AB, passed away on July 28, 2014 at the age of 95 years.
Nefia was born and raised on a farm just outside of Estevan Saskatchewan. Nefia and her family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas in 1965. She held many different jobs including being a legal secretary in Estevan, a dispatcher for Morgan Drive Away in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, a realtor in Calgary and her favourite position as homemaker for her family. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and staying active in the Church of Christ and had a heart for generosity and hospitality. The loves of her life were her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, her husband, Norm, her 7 children and numerous grand and great-grand children. Nefia loved her family beyond anything else and worked hard to raise them with love.
Besides her loving husband and love of her life for 70 years and 7 months, Nefia is survived by her children Wayne (Joyce) Holmgren of Calgary, AB, Sharon (Barry) Peterson of Houston, TX, Ruth Ferdinand of Medicine Hat, AB, Rhea (Larry) Buckingham of Calgary, AB, Ramon (Trish) Holmgren of Calgary, AB, and Rhandi (Eric) Tyssen of Calgary, AB; her grandchildren Jodie (Geoffrey) Rubel, Julie (Gilbert) Ludwig, Kristin (Kevin) Hinks, Jeffrey (Tara) Holmgren, Jason (Leigh-Ann) Holmgren, Steven (Heather) Peterson, Melanie (Ryan) Shandruk, Tyler (Kristie) Buckingham, Jenifer (Christopher) Neil, Rebecca (Devin) Tyssen-Ayotte, Kelsey (Scott) Clarke, Jocelyn (Guiller) Contreras, Christopher Tyssen and Lee Holmgren; great-grandchildren Andrew, Hillary and Lillian Rubel; Katherine, Phoebe and Maya Ludwig; Abigail, Samuel, Aubrey and Ainsley Holmgren; Sophia, Eliza, Allegra and Kai Holmgren; Megan and Olivia Hinks; Hadley, Laynee and Charley Peterson; Riley and Carter Shandruk; Brodie and Austin Buckingham; Brayden Neil.
She was predeceased by both her parents, Carl and Lillian Petterson, her baby daughter in 1958, her son Rhys Holmgren in 1976, her grandchild John Ray Holmgren in 1984 and her siblings Esther (Lennie) Miller, Marion (Lee) Weston, Raymen (Georgie) Petterson, Irene (Ted) Moore and Carl (Irene) Petterson.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Arthritis Society of Alberta. www.arthritis.ca/ab.
In living memory of Nefia Holmgren, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences