Johann “John” Friesen
It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of John Friesen on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the Regina, Saskatchewan, hospital at the age of 77 years.
John was born September 22, 1931 in Halbstadt, MB. to John G and Helen Friesen. He lived in Horndean, MB., Brandon, MB., Malakwa & Sicamous, B.C., and Rush Lake, Saskatchewan.
John was predeceased by his daughter Patsy Miller, son-in-law Darcy Myers, parents John and Helen Friesen, brother Eddy and John’s ex-wife Norma. John will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Linda Myers and Laurie (Dave) Anderson and their children: Reid, Elicia, Kyle and Victoria, and son-in-law Danny Miller and children Kelsey, Reese and Riley. Also left to mourn his passing are brother Abe (Ann) Friesen, sister Helen (Nic)
Fedorowich, children Craig (Barb and son Kardy), Jamie (Mo) and Sean (Maria and children Nic and Sarah) and sister Eileen (Abe) Friesen and son Chris. He also leaves behind one aunt Katharine Friesen and many cousins, nephews and extended
family, as well as special friends Ken (Mary) Epp who were John’s main caregivers the last five years .
The funeral service was held at Knox United Church, Oakville, MB. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Chuck Ross officiatied. Interment followed at the Oakville Cemetery. Family and friends gathered for a reception at Silver Threads in Oakville. Pallbearers were Danny Miller, Dave Anderson, Craig Fedorowich, Jamie Fedorowich, Sean Fedorowich and Chris Friesen. Honorary pallbearers were Ken & Mary Epp and Ralph Bieber.
Special thanks to Dr. Cassette at Herbert, Saskatchewan and his special staff of nurses, public health nurses and home care
“The Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace” Numbers 6: 24-26
Flowers are gratefully declined. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in John’s memory to Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 202, 37 – 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7C 4J2 or to Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by
McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.
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