We are saddened to announce the passing of George Friesen. George was born at home on November 14, 1920 in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. He died peacefully at his home in Kamloops on July 11, 2017 in the presence of his family. George was a very lucky man in that he lived for 96 years without ever having been in a hospital for sickness or injury and passed away naturally without suffering of any kind.
George is survived by Dorothy, his loving wife of 69 years, daughter Kathy (Steve) of Mission, sons Ken of Savona, Norm (Pieteke) of Savona, and Ron (Mary) of Kamloops, and sisters Margaret, Sarah, and Eva. He leaves 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents George and Maria Friesen of Mission BC, and sisters Mary and Annie and infant brother Menno. He raised his family in the Mission area where he was self employed in the cedar shake industry. All of the family were able to participate in the family business, both in the bush and at a small home based mill, resulting in a sound appreciation for honest hard work. He was known for producing the best quality sawn and hand split shakes. In latter years George and Dorothy lived in 100 Mile House, Savona, Ashcroft, and most recently Kamloops, BC.
A get together tea is planned for Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00
PM at Kamloops Senior Village located at 1220 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops, BC.
Dorothy would like to thank the staff at Seniors Village for their caring and support.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
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