GIESBRECHT, Frieda (nee Janzen)
1920 – 2009
Frieda Giesbrecht, late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on October 26 at age 89 years at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Survived by husband, Harry Giesbrecht, step-sons Ron & Joan Giesbrecht, Whitby, ON, Gordon & Chris Giesbrecht, Edmonton, AB; Delmar & Connie Giesbrecht, Waldheim, SK & 7 grand-children; brothers, Sam & Rosa of Kelowna, BC, Arnold & Liz of Kelowna, John & Louse of Arizona, nieces & nephews. Frieda was born in Mennon, SK & later moved to the Abbotsford area with her parents. When she was 19, she made a personal commitment to accept the Lord Jesus as her personal Saviour. After High School, she took three years of post secondary education at Prairie Bible Institute beginning in 1946. In 1950, she applied to SIM Canada & later served as a career missionary with SIM Canada, in Nigeria for 33 years. Her cooking & hospitality skills, teaching abilities, organizational skills, inspirational leadership & enthusiastic personality allowed God to use her in amazing ways. She was stationed in Miango, Katsina, and Kano. Upon retiring to Abbotsford in 1985, she continued an active life of serving the Lord & others. In 1995, Harry Giesbrecht was brought into her life along with 3 grown sons & grandchildren. They soon began a marriage that lasted almost 15 years. During this time, they enjoyed travelling, using their gifts of hospitality & serving the Lord in various ministries, along with being amazing prayer “warriors”. Frieda Giesbrecht has finished well!
Memorial service will be held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at the Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford at 11:00AM. Internment will preceed the memorial service. 9:30 meeting at the Central Heights Church for procession to Maclure Cemetery, 33965 MacLure Road, Abbotsford. Viewing will be at the Central Heights Church on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations in Frieda’s memory may be made to: SIM Canada, 10 Huntingdale Blvd., Scarborough, ON M1W 2S5 Ph: 416-497-2424 or The Gideons
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