Sarah Friesen (nee Neufeld)
1921 – 2015
It has been the will of our Lord to take from us through the natural death, our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, Sarah Friesen. She was born on September 4, 1921 in Hochfeld, MB. Her parents were Jacob and Sara (nee Friesen) Neufeld. Upon confession of her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour, she was baptized on June 4, 1941 and became a member of the Old Colony Church of Manitoba. On May 10, 1942, she married William Dyck of Blumenfeld. They had one daughter. William passed away on June 23, 1944 at the age of 23 years due to kidney failure. On November 4, 1945, she married Jacob J.A. Friesen and they had four children; three sons and one daughter. Jacob passed away on February 5, 1994 at the age of 74 years. She was a widow for 21 years, seven months and nine days.
Sarah grew up in the village of Hochfeld and received her education in the village school. After marriage, they continued to live in Hochfeld where they had a dairy and grain farm. In 1995, she moved to Winkler first to 6th St. and in 2002, to Cedar Estates where she lived until her passing. She loved farm work and worked hard milking cows and other work associated with farming. She also enjoyed custom sewing for many people. She served the church as a Sunday School teacher for many years.
At the beginning of August of this year, she started feeling ill. On August 7, she was taken to the hospital and admitted into BTHC. Three days later, she had a serious stroke and numerous seizures thereafter. She could not eat or drink for about 15 days. She started improving and could eat some pudding. She was conscious and knew her grandchildren by name. Her speech was impaired and she was hard to understand. Her condition deteriorated again towards the end of August. She was very sick the last few days and passed away peacefully from this life into eternity on Monday September 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. She reached the age of 94 years and 10 days.
She is survived by five children: Sally and Abe Rempel of Winkler, Helen and John Wall of Winkler, Jake and Nettie Friesen of Winkler, David and Brenda Friesen of Winkler, John and Colleen Friesen of Hochfeld as well as 17 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, extended family and friends that mourn her departure. She was predeceased by her parents, two husbands, four brothers, one sister, two grandsons and two great grandchildren.
Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday September 18, 2015 at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church with interment at Hochfeld Cemetery.
We sorrow but not as such who have no hope, but we believe that she, through God’s grace and mercy will have received that eternal home prepared for all believers. The family would like to express their appreciation for all the visits, the assistance given and the prayers that have been done for her and them. Special thanks to the staff at BTHC for the good care provided for mom. Thank you and may God bless you for it. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Sarah’s memory to Boundary Trails Health Centre Palliative Care Unit.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
in care of arrangements