Gary Friesen (he never did like his middle name, Peter), 68, of Harrison Mills, BC, suddenly passed away Monday, December 9th, 2013. A celebration of Gary’s amazing and love-filled life will be held on Friday, December 20th at 1:00 pm at North Fraser Community Church, 43745 Lougheed Hwy, Lake Errock (on the corner of Watkins Rd., and Lougheed Hwy.) Service will be held by Pastor Alec Niemi. Final viewing of Gary’s earthly body will be open only to immediate family. Gary was born on January 14, 1945 in Altona, Manitoba. He accepted Christ early and grew up as a small town boy with big dreams in rural Manitoba and began dating the love of his life in grade 10. They were married a few years later and celebrated 48 wedding anniversaries, each one happier than the previous. Gary loves, God, his family, friends, and the communities where he lived and served. Gary was the Credit Union Manager at Rosenort Credit Union for 40+ years and served that community with love. Gary spent his life devoted to his family and enjoyed biking, hiking, motor cycling, and flying as he had his private pilots license.
Gary is survived by his loving wife Laura Friesen, his children Glenn Friesen and wife Yan-Lin, Chadwick Friesen and wife Lynda, Cynthia Clarke and husband John; along with 6 amazing grandchildren Chelsea, Aaron, Matthew, Evan, Deliah, and Hiroki. All of his family now have him in their hearts and miss his presence dearly.