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Date of Passing: Apr 19, 2017

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VICTOR FRIESEN A golden heart stopped beating April 19, 2017 when Victor Friesen passed away at the age of 77. Vic was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Canada at the age of seven. He was raised in the Steinbach area where his strong work ethic was developed. A certified carpenter, he enjoyed and was highly respected in the construction industry and then at Winnipeg Hydro. Many family and friends benefited from Vic's expertise and skill in carpentry. Retiring in 2002, Vic took up winemaking, producing many excellent wines. He also enjoyed golf, travelling especially to warmer destinations during the winter with Hawaii being the favourite, and he always was available for projects at the homes of his family. Strong in his Christian faith, humble, kind, generous and hard-working, but above all, Vic was a family man. He was immensely proud of his family and his happiest times were those spent with them. Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife Jean; children Cheryl, Michele and James, Mike and Jen; grandchildren Michaela (Sean), Matthew, Calvin (Karen) and William; stepchildren Kristen and Craig; five siblings, extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Bette, parents Victor and Katharina, brother Harry, and sister Katie. The family would like to thank Dr. Julie Jones, Dr. Catherine Moltzan and the St. Boniface CancerCare Unit, the Palliative Care Home Team and the St. Boniface Palliative Unit for their compassion and care of Vic. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Sterling Mennonite Fellowship, 1008 Dakota St., with interment to take place at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate a donation in Vic's memory to CancerCare Manitoba or Mennonite Central Committee. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 22, 2017

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I never had the chance to meet Mike's dad, but I have heard many lovely stories from Jenny. She loved him and spending time with him and Jean. I remember Jenny would always be excited and tell me that Mike's dad and Jean were coming to visit. She loved having their company. Mike, I am truly sorry and I know the pain of losing a dad. My heart is breaking for all of you! Love you guys so much! - Posted by: Kelly Beckman (Sister of Jennifer Friesen) on: Apr 28, 2017

  • Dear Jean and family, We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts are with you. God bless you all. Marg, Elaine. - Posted by: Margaret Kurys, Elaine Seepish () on: Apr 27, 2017

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jean and all the Friesen family, at this time. A beautiful soul has passed but the wonderful memories will never fade. - Posted by: Barb Reid (Friend) on: Apr 25, 2017

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Vic's passing. What a wonderful gift he was! I remember the good times we had in Arizona with you both. Know that you, Jean, & the whole family are in my prayers. Hope to see you in May. - Posted by: Terry Gushuliak (Friend) on: Apr 24, 2017

  • Jean and family, So sorry to hear of Vic's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace and healing knowing that your many friends have you in their thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Terry and Pat - Posted by: Terry and Pat Stychyshyn (Friends) on: Apr 24, 2017

  • So sorry for your loss Jean! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time! God grant Victor eternal rest and let the perpetual light shine upon him. - Posted by: Helen Pachal (Friend) on: Apr 22, 2017

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