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FRIESEN; Erna Delores

June 23, 1933 ~ September 17, 2015

Erna Delores Nickel was born in Acme, Alberta on June 23rd, 1933 to Rudolf and Olga Nickel. The family moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia in 1951. This is where Erna completed her high school education, met and married her sweetheart Jake and raised their five children. With a family, farm and countless volunteer activities in church and the community, Erna's hard work and busyness benefited greatly from her endless energy, enthusiasm and high level of efficiency. Erna's ability to entertain was another gift of hers. Baking, cooking, hosting. That was Erna. Bright white hair, a warm smile, always 'put together', Erna's elegance and style was a presence that rarely went unnoticed. Then there was Erna's faith - even stronger than she. Dedicated to her devotionals, deep rooted prayer life and a walking demonstration of so many Godly qualities, Erna's relationship with her Lord was evident - graceful, kind, and unconditionally loving to those around her. Erna is pre-deceased by the loss of her infant sister, Annie and younger brother Walter and parents Rudolf and Olga Nickel. Erna is survived by her loving husband Jake and her five children, Richard (daughter-in-law Dorothy), Marlene (son-in law Douglas), Marvin (daughter-in-law Anja, grandchildren Alexander, Alyssa and Jolina), Randy (daughter-in-law Jill, grandchildren, Jeremy and Samantha) and Melinda (son-in-law Jason). Devoted wife, loving mother, caring grandmother, endearing aunt, friend, and faithful follower of Christ - Erna, we thank you for your incredible legacy. In honor and remembrance of Erna, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) would be sincerely appreciated. A Memorial Service is being held today Wednesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. at South Abbotsford MB Church, 32424 Huntingdon Road, Abbotsford. Online condolences to the family may be made at:

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

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