Fehr, Brittany Jane Marie

Brittany Jane Marie Fehr

Brittany Jane Marie Fehr

April 29, 1985 – February 27, 2005

Brittany Fehr.jpgAlthough her life was brief, it was lived with passion and meaning.  Through her genuine and heartfelt love for others, Brittany made a unique impact on the lives of all those she met.  As a small child she always had the extra spunk and mischievous twinkle in her eye that gave her the determination to follow her dreams.  She was a great reader, devouring many books.  Her learning was not all done in the classroom setting.  When she was younger, she participated in baseball, provincial skipping teams, and swimming.  Brittany loved nature and enjoyed animals and flowers.  She really enjoyed her two seasons at the greenhouse.  She spent several summers at Winkler Bible Camp where she had a special love for the less-privileged

campers.  She loved God and served Him with a lot of off the wall energy.  After high school at GVC, she spent a year at Kaleo, a discipleship training program on Vancouver Island.  It was there that she grew deeper in her faith and ability to share it.  She spent the last 5 months of her life in Canmore, Alberta where she worked at the A&W, snowboarded, and shared her life and faith with others.  She was lovingly called the “A&W missionary” by her friends.  Brittany was not afraid of menial work.  The last two weeks of her life were spent on a mission trip to Mexico with a team of 25 including her parents, brother Jordan, and friend, Jamie.  She worked on an orphanage construction project, shoveling, carrying supplies and cheer-leading the team.  She connected with many of the children there.  Brittany had an unconditional love for all she knew.  We continue to be amazed at stories told to us by people who had only known her for a few weeks but had been impacted by her testimony.  People were attracted to her by her spark, and they remained attached to her because of her heart.  She had great inner and outer sense of beauty & character.  Her bedroom wall was covered with a giant red map of China she had painted, because she felt sure that one day she would serve God there.  Brittany told us she had the gift of poverty.  We had never heard of that gift before but understand her perfectly.  She had escaped the trap of the working rat-race of money and earthly security.  She believed in seeking first the kingdom of God.  She genuinely understood that this involved looking after the needs of others more than own (“Mother Theresa in Dreadlocks”).  We as a family laughed when we thought of her this way, because it describes her perfectly.  Brittany will be deeply missed by her parents, Ralph and Jocelyn Fehr of Winkler; her sister, Kristen and brother-in-law Kevin Dyck of Kenya, Africa; grandparents, David and Tina Fehr and Margaret Krahn of Winkler; along with aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  She jumped into the waiting arms of Jesus along with her brother, Jordan and friend, Jamie Klassen. 

Funeral service was held on March 5, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with Pastor Herb Franz and Pastor Cory Kehler who officiated.  Internment followed at the Winkler Cemetery.

We grieve, but not as those without hope.

YOU CAN'T PUT A FREE SPIRIT IN A BOX!!

If friends so desire, donations may be made in their memory to

The Jordan and Brittany

Special Project at Winkler Bible Camp.

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