Friesen, Isaac

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Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Monday February 25, 2019 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Sunday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Interment at 10AM prior to the service at the Winkler Cemetery. Donations may be made in Isaac's memory to Katie Cares (Katie's Cottage).

 
Isaac Friesen
1937 - 2019
 
On February 19, 2019 at Boundary Trails Health Center, Isaac (I.L.) Friesen aged 81 years was released from this life and called to his eternal rest where he so longed to be.
 
Dad was born and raised in Schanzenfeld. He met the love of his life Elma (nee Fehr) from a neighboring village, Neuenberg. The two were married for 59 years. They lived, farmed and raised their family in Schanzenfeld. Their marriage was blessed with four children, one daughter and three sons one of which (Evan James) who died as a young boy. In 1997, they retired and moved to Winkler. Dad had a passion for staying active and really never retired having many part-time jobs that kept him in touch with people which is what he so loved to do. In 2017, Dad was diagnosed with dementia and although this can be a difficult and horrible disease, for our father it affected him in a way that allowed him to share with many, the more in-depth details of the gentle man that we had always seen. In the fall of 2018, Dad was diagnosed with cancer and it was this that eventually led to his death. Upon hearing of his diagnosis, he expressed his greatest concern, and that was that the illness not prevent him from enjoying his love and intake of sweets. Our father had a servant’s heart, and this was most evident by his willingness to serve both his community and church. Dad was a School Trustee for 20 plus years. He was also involved in the Bergthaler Church where he served on many Church Committees and on Church Council. He and Mom also served for many years as a Deacon Couple.
 
Dad will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Elma of Winkler; one daughter and two sons, Heather (Husband Bob), Warren and Howard (Wife Eleanor) He will be greatly missed by his six grandchildren (whom he adored) Josh, Mark, Bethany, Katelyn Abbey and Chloe. He also leaves to morn surviving brothers, John and wife, Anne, Abe and wife, Helen, Peter and wife, Rita and Irvin and wife, Sandra and sisters-in-law, Mary Fehr, Helen Friesen and Shirley Friesen. He was predeceased by four brothers, four sisters and several in-laws.
 
Memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday February 25, 2019 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment prior at the Winkler Cemetery.
 
We as a family, would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Silver Lining Care at Buhler Active Living Center. A special thanks goes out to the care provided by Palliative Care Nurses, Stephanie Neufeld, Karen Schaak and Linda Penner and also Dr. Woelk and Dr. Chudley.
We would also like to thank each and everyone who cared for our family and especially the care and love shown to our father and husband. For this we will be eternally grateful.
 
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements
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