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FRIESEN, Liese (Dueck)

Liese (Dueck) Friesen was born on February 6, 1915 in Lavarov, Northern Caucasus region in Russia. She passed away peacefully on November 28, 2014 in her 99th year at Tabor Home.

In 1929 her family fled Russia and moved to Brazil. Here she met her husband Heinrich and they were married in 1942. The Lord blessed them with nine children. They were missionaries in Brazil for 39 years working in an orphanage and leading a German colony church. Due to believing the future did not look very promising for their children in Brazil, they made the decision to immigrate to Canada. They arrived in Vancouver in April of 1969. Her strong faith in God helped her face and overcome many challenges in her life.

At the age of 90, she moved into Ebenezer Home and a few months later was transferred to Tabor Home where she lived for almost 10 years. Here she made many new friends. The last five years of her life were not easy. With family surrounding her, she went home to be with her Lord. She lived to be an unbelievable 99 years 9 months and 22 days. We have been truly blessed and she will be missed. Special thanks to the staff at Tabor Home for the compassionate care they provided.

She is predeceased by her husband Heinrich of 56 years, her twin sons Horst & Hugo; daughters Lotte & Inge, her son Kurt her grandson Leonard and 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

She leaves her children Horst (Elli) Friesen; Irene (Ed) Boschmann; Ervin (Johanna) Friesen and Hugo Friesen, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her older sister Maria Ekk.

Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Mennonite Central Committee.

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