FRIESEN – Ellie Friesen born in Manitou, Manitoba November 1, 1926 passed away peacefully July 20, 2012 in Kelowna, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Friesen, on May 27, 1994 and her youngest brother Gus. She will be sadly missed by her children David, Lorraine (Bruce) Cheek, Sylvia (Andy) Gibbs, and grandchildren Jennifer, Stacey, Conner, Sarah, Jenna and great grandson Lucas, as well as siblings Oskar (Constance), Ernie, Johanna (Bob), Margaret (Ron), Mary Anne, (Harold) and many extended family and friends.
Ellie spent many years as an R.N. caring for others in Vancouver and Williams Lake. After retiring and moving to Kelowna, she spent time travelling, visiting family and friends and was involved in various organizations helping those in need. She was active in her church, and enjoyed singing in the Senior’s Choir.
Funeral services and reception will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 1:00 p.m. at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kelowna Gospel Mission, Gideons or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated.
The family thanks the Sutherland Hills Rest Home staff for years of attentive care.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.