We regret to announce the peaceful passing of Julie Neufeld on June 25, 2013 in the Quesnel G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Julie was born in Vimy, Alberta to her parents Philip and Olga Zilinski and was the eldest of 5 children. On August 16th, 1952, Julie married Harold Pike in Edmonton, AB, where their son Randy and daughter Marlene were born. In 1959 they moved their young family to Prince George. Shortly after the birth of their son Brian, they moved to Quesnel. In 1965, Harold built a new home for their growing family just before the birth of their daughter Sharon. Sadly, Harold passed away at the young age of 41.
Julie later met and married Jake Neufeld who also had four children. Together, Julie and Jake enjoyed 38 busy years of marriage, raising their large family. Julie was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Both Jake and Julie enjoyed travelling and were able to take a few trips to Hawaii, Mexico and Las Vegas. For many years, Julie was a long standing member of the Ladies Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies Royal Purple, where she was Royal Honoured Lady in 1982. She also enjoyed many years of bowling, curling, golf and playing darts.
Julie was predeceased by her first husband Harold in 1971 and second husband Jake in 2010, as well as her parents Philip and Olga Zilinski, parents-in-law Bill and Elsie Pike, sister-in-laws Lillian, Peggy and Dorothy, brother-in-law Ray, step-children Jenny and Jim, and grandchild Michael.
Julie is survived by her children; son Randy Pike (Nita), daughter Marlene Brunt (Larry), son Brian Pike (Becky), daughter Sharon Pawluk (George), step-sons Gary Neufeld (Judy), and Dennis Neufeld (Launa), 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Julie also leaves behind three brothers, Edward (Anne), Ernie, Allen (Faye), and her sister Betty (all living in Alberta), along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service was held on July 2, 2013 at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel with Internment at the Quesnel & District Cemetery. A reception tea followed the service at the Billy Barker Hotel Banquet Room. Those wishing to honour Julie’s memory by way of donation may do so to the Quesnel & District Palliative Care Association.
We would like to thank all of our family and friends for all the love and warmth you have shared with us and special thanks to the staff of Wildwood Residential Care Home for the excellent care extended to mom over the past year. We will miss our mom dearly.