Friskie, Zenona Roberta (Dorothea)
On Friday June 11, 2010 at 9:00am, Zenona Roberta Dorothea Friskie went home to be with Jesus. With her beloved son Randy and devoted friend Ruby by her side, she decided she’d fought the fight long enough and slipped away.
Survived by her four children Roberta Clermont, Sarah Milligan, Gene Friskie and Randy Friskie. 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grand children. Predeceased by her husband of 68 years Gustav Edward Friskie and son Everett Firskie. Mom was born November 25, 1924 in Regina, Saskatchewan. She spent most of her life and raised her family in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Though she was adopted at birth, her dream came true when she was reunited with her birth mother, much later in life. Mom will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her love of pretty things, especially if they sparkled! She could cook a turkey better than anyone and family dinners were legendary. She had a huge heart and opened her home to anyone who needed a place to go. She was a foster mom to many. But when she got mad – watch out!! She was quick to defend her children and those she loved. An incredibly strong woman, she persevered even when crippled with injuries and arthritis at an early age. Her sweet tooth was infamous and she loved to share a drink (or two) with friends. Her last years were spent here in
Abbotsford, B.C., being cared for by her son Randy. They went everywhere together and shared many an adventure. It was a special time. Mom, you are very loved and will be missed so much. But, we also celebrate, knowing you are free of pain and are reunited with so many you love. Special thanks to the staff on Cheam 3 and Dr. Chafe for your excellent care at Abbotsford
Regional Hospital. Also, to the many Home Support Workers who showed such loving care over the past few years. Services will be held at 7:00 PM,
Friday June 18, 2010 at Alderbrook Community Church, #203 3600 Townline Rd. Abbotsford, B.C. Viewing from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Following the service, a celebration of Mom’s life will be held at Bob’s Bar and Grill, 27083 Fraser
Hwy. Aldergrove, B.C. Interment to take place on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery 14644 – 72 Avenue Surrey B.C. at 12 (noon). Procession to leave Alderbrook Community Church at 11:00 AM. Flowers can be sent c/o Ruby, 32648 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, B.C.
God Bless and keep you Mom!