It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma Rose Friesen (nee Harms) on January 7th, 2017. She was a happy, enthusiastic and hardworking ray of sunshine wherever she went. Her contagious smile and laughter rubbed off on everyone she met! Rose was born in the village of Rosenhoff, Manitoba on October 5th, 1939. Her parents Peter and Maria Harms had 12 children: Mary, Jessie, Peter, Ann, Margaret, John, Henry, Corny, Nettie, Helen, Dave and Rose. Her Mom died when she was only 8 years old and this meant that her sisters raised her until she met the love of her life, Bert Friesen and they married on September 11, 1958. They were married for 58 years and 3 months until her passing on Saturday. Rose accepted Jesus as her saviour at an early age and served in many areas such as teaching Sunday school, playing piano, singing in choirs and being involved in three different church plantings. She was a shining star everywhere she worked; hospitals, Belmont golf course, TWU lower-cafeteria, and a thriving childcare service. Rose’s greatest joy was found in giving to others through her amazing baking, cooking and serving. Perogies and butterscotch rolls were her specialties. Rose moved to Abbotsford with her husband Bert in 1968 and raised four beautiful children. Rose is greatly missed and survived by her beloved husband Bert Friesen, her precious children: Darlene (Garry) Heinrichs, Barry (Donna) Friesen), Bob (Jolene) Friesen, Audrey (Phil) Klaassen, grandchildren: Scott (Erin), Lindsey (Zeph), Michael, Ashleigh (Jackson), Travis, Lucas, Ben and Jackson, great grandchild Ashlynn Rose, and another on the way. Also survived by her siblings: Henry (Betty) (Helen deceased), Corny (Esther) (Betty deceased), Helen (Dave), and Dave (Fran) (Katie deceased), brother-in-law Frank, Bert’s siblings: Mernie (Wilbert), Norm (Ardis) (Dorothy deceased), Sylvia (Irv), Jorlean (Denver), Glen (Dianne). She is predeceased by her parents and siblings: Peter & Maria Harms and their children: Mary, Jessie, Peter, Ann, Margaret, John and Nettie. Her Celebration of Life service will be held at Sevenoaks Alliance Church, Abbotsford, BC on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am. Reception to follow. All are welcome.