July 25, 1918 ~ October 16, 2014
Mary Friesen, long time South Delta resident, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2014 at The Waterford Care Center in Tsawwassen. She was 96. She was born on July 25, 1918 in Walujka, Russia to Peter and Anna Friesen. She immigrated to Canada in 1930. In 1940 she married John V. Friesen and together they had 7 children. Predeceased by her husband John on May 23, 2000, she is survived by sons John (Stephanie), Bill (Nancy) and Daniel, and daughters Eleanor (Gary Zweigle), Dorothy (Mark Ghaly), Elizabeth (Brian Flynn) and Judy (Randy Peck), 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mary was known for her wonderful hospitality and delicious cooking and baking, and she hosted many family, church and community events in their home. She enjoyed growing beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables in her garden. Calm, steady and cheerful, she always made the best of things. Her faith was strong, and she prayed daily for her family by name. She will be dearly missed. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Waterford Care Centre for their excellent and compassionate care. The Memorial Service will be at the South Delta Baptist Church, 1988 56 St., Tsawwassen, BC, on Friday, October 24, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospice Society are greatly appreciated.