William FRIESEN

Friesen, William Herb

Herb passed away at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital surrounded by all of his children. He is predeceased by son Bernie Friesen; sisters Esther Adrian, Amanda Ashman; & brother Emory Friesen. He is survived by his wife Tena Friesen; daughter Irene (Marvin) Rud; sons Daniel (Barb) Friesen, Robert (Doreen) Friesen, Richard (Mei-Yun ‘Maggie’) Friesen; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Herb was born in Borden, Saskatchewan and attended his father’s school at Carmen. He worked briefly in Ontario before marrying Tena Penner who would be his beloved wife for the next 67 years. They homesteaded in Northern Saskatchewan before settling in the Fraser Valley at Aldergrove. There they carved a beautiful farm out of the dense forest while Herb also worked as a millwright at McDonald Cedar Products in Fort Langley. Herb and Tena retired to a comfortable home in Clearbrook while continuing to pursue their love of travel before age took them to the Menno Home in Abbotsford. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent East, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mennonite Benevolent Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Gideon Bible Society.

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