Jakob, late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2006 at the age of 81 years. Jake is lovingly survived by his wife Mary; daughters: Betty-Anne Friesen and Heidi (George) Schwenck; granddaughter Jeanne; foster son Dennis (Roberta) Clarke and family; brothers and sisters George (Gredel) Friesen of Abbotsford, Hans (Tina) Friesen, Peter Friesen and Lena Esau all of Paraguay and numerous nieces, ­nephews and extended family. Jake enjoyed writing poems and stories, volunteering with MCC and the cancer centre and was especially fond of visiting with family and friends.

There will be a visitation for the late Jakob Friesen on Thursday, December 21, 2006 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd. Graveside service will be held on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 10:30 am from Maclure Rd. Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00 noon from Eben-Ezer Mennonite Churc, 2051 Windsor St. Memorial tributes may be made in Jake’s name to MCC.

Woodlawn Funeral Home