Benjamin Friesen

1939 – 2011 

Friesen_Ben_SqOn Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Ben Friesen aged 72 years of Winkler, MB went to his eternal rest after his battle with cancer. When Ben opened his heart to Christ, he found peace with God. 

Ben was born in Mexico to Abraham and Agatha Friesen, the youngest of six children. He was two years old when his mother passed away. After getting baptized, he married Anna Rempel on February 4, 1961 and in 1969 they came to Canada to start a new life. He worked at several jobs, a couple of which were at Buhler Industries and NuSteel Industries. He worked at NuSteel for 14 years until his health made working out too difficult. They lived in several places but the last few were in Reinfeld, Roland and Winkler. 

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 50 years, Anna (nee Rempel) Friesen of Winkler, one sister, Anne Neufeld of Mexico and one brother, Julius and his wife, Mary Friesen in Belize, brother-in-law, Ben and his wife, Barbara Rempel of Winkler, brother-in-law, Cornie and his wife, Tina Rempel of Bolivia, sister-in-law, Nettie Rempel of Paraguay, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves to mourn five half sisters, Tina (Peter Berg), Susan (Henry Neufeld), Mary (Wayne Domenco), Betty (Leonard Ajalmersen), Margaret (Richard Macereth), three half brothers, David Friesen, Isaac Friesen, John Friesen and two stepbrothers, Peter (Helen Goertzen) and Jacob (Maria Goertzen) and their families. 

He was predeceased by his mother, Agatha (nee Wiens) Friesen, his father, Abram Friesen and stepmother, Helen, two sisters, Helen and her husband, Jake Rempel, Agatha and her husband, John Froese and one brother, Abram Friesen and his wife Susan, brother-in-law, Klaus Neufeld, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rempel, brother-in-law, Herman Neufeld and his wife, Helen, sister-in-law Maria Rempel and brother-in-law, Henry Rempel. 

Funeral service took place on Friday July 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church with interment at the Church Cemetery. 

The family would like to thank Dr. C. Woelk, the palliative care nurses and staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre, as well as the home care workers, for their compassionate and professional care. Special thanks to the ministers and visitors who brightened his life these last hard days. Thanks to Wiebe Funeral Home for their kind and considerate services and Rev. Peter Elias for officiating at the funeral. Many thanks for all the services at the church.


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