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Date of Passing: Nov 16, 2016

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CHAD FRIESEN Like a champion Chad ended his journey on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, with his family and friends at his side. He will be missed by countless family and friends whose hearts have been touched forever. With a fiery spirit, Chad hit the ground running on August 20, 1969 with two loving parents, John and Irma (Gauthier) Friesen running after him. The first part of his life was in the Transcona area where he spent time with his only sister Tracy and numerous friends that Chad met through school. These friends remain his family today. As a young man, Chad enjoyed the summer sun at the lake in the Lac Du Bonnet area going dirt biking, golfing and many hours boating and water skiing. He was blessed to have enjoyed many family trips with his parents. Chad had established Win-Mar with his father in 1994 and soon after, took on partners, who are true loyal friends. It was with great pride that he watched the company flourish to the success it is today. He was a bold leader, who always had his precious spirit, drive and determination focused on the growth of the company although it truly was the people each day that he connected with that mattered most to him, his "Win-Mar family". In 1996 Chad met Maryann, the love of his life and someone to share his adventures with. The two of them travelled extensively and enjoyed many happy times with family and friends. Chad was a fun loving man, beautiful inside and out, always generous and thoughtful. He ignited the room when he walked in, with his smile and hearty laugh. Chad formed a solid group of friends that made up his extended family, bonds that will never be broken. In 2005 Chad was introduced to a new level of fulfillment when his first daughter, Marissa, was born. His brown eyed girl brought such joy to his life, and being the grounded spirit she is, taught him many life lessons. Two years later Marissa was gifted a sister, Amber, and the adventures were taken to a whole new level! The girls only had to say "let's go" and Chad jumped with excitement. Walks to the park, ice cream stops, quad rides, drives in the convertible, golfing and boating, countless hours swimming at the pool or ocean - anything for his girls. Many family trips to warm climates were made but the favourite spot was Hawaii, where Chad had hoped to relocate to one day. Chad gave back in many ways, his love of golf brought him to several friends in the golfing community which lead to his involvement at Meadows Golf Course on a board level. Shortly thereafter, Chad got involved with his latest passion, the girls' school, St. Charles Catholic School. One of his many dreams was to leave a legacy behind for his girls and other children. To honour his dream and carry on Chad's work in supporting causes he held close to his heart, the family has created the "Chad Friesen Spirit fund". In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donations to the fund. Donations can be made by mail to: The Chad Friesen Spirit Fund, 391 Cameron St., Headingley, MB R4H 1C7 or dropped off at any CIBC location, to be forwarded to Ellice and Empress branch #507 Attention Kathy The family would like to thank Chad's friends for giving him such love, support and comfort, particularly through his health battles over the last two years. A celebration of Chad's life will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 3:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 4588 Roblin Blvd with Msgr. Maurice Comeault officiating. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 23, 2016

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I just learned of this news. My deepest condolences. I used to serve Chad in the bank and he'd always come in with a strut and a smile that would never go unnoticed! I can still hear his laugh and he taught me a lesson that life throws us pitches but its how one handles those pitches that sets them apart. I will remember you Chad! - Posted by: Dale Williamson (friend) on: Mar 13, 2017

  • The last time I saw Chad was at my Father's funeral, last year, so full of life and smiles he always gave a huge hug. I have known Chad for a long time as our Fathers worked together at Day and Ross. My brother and Chad were friends and they worked together at Day and Ross loading trailers when they were young men along with Peter. My condolences go out to Maryann and his children as well as Chad's sister, may you all find peace at this difficult time. The Carty-Riggs Family xo - Posted by: Azenda Riggs (Friend of the Family) on: Nov 29, 2016

  • As adults, Chad and I were not close, but we were friends for many years through school. I am saddened at the loss of the man Chad had become and the boy he once was. My condolences to you all. - Posted by: Angie (Reinhardt) St Germain (Childhood classmate) on: Nov 28, 2016

  • A beautiful tribute to Chad. I count myself fortunate to have known him. Love and comfort to you, Maryann and girls. With condolences, Gayle and family - Posted by: Gayle North (Friend) on: Nov 26, 2016

  • So sad to read about the passing of Chad. I worked with Chad at Yankee Group of Companies back in 1991 to 1993. When Chad left to start Windmar with his Dad. Chad was a guy full of energy full of life. Always had a smile a joke a reason to do well. I enjoyed workeing under his leadership. I wish his wife and family well. God bless them all. - Posted by: Tony Giancola () on: Nov 25, 2016

  • My deepest condolences. I am in shock to hear of Chad's passing. Chad and I worked together for a few years back in the early 90's at Yankee Transfer. We lost touch over the years but the short time we had together I will never forget. Wishing his children, wife and family much needed strength during this very difficult time. - Posted by: Frank Hellmann (Colleague) on: Nov 24, 2016

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I hope all those wonderful memories bring you comfort, during this difficult time. - Posted by: Shelly Skoleski () on: Nov 23, 2016

  • Our condolences to you and the young girls We were shocked to hear this sad news especially for such a young man. Remember sandbagging with Chad behind their new extension on Roblin a few years back. - Posted by: The Gills (Former Neighbour) on: Nov 23, 2016

  • Lots of good times, I still remember being in tears laughing when he was dancing to the Eminen in the basement in Whyteridge with Karrianne, Maryann, Anna and Kevin. Lots of laughs whenever we got around. - Posted by: Wade Scott (Friend) on: Nov 23, 2016

  • Chad was one of the friendliest, most genuine people I've ever met. He always had a smile on his face and his laugh was very contagious. When Chad would tell a story, he would have everyone's attention and we all had tears in our eyes from laughing so hard. I was extremely lucky to have known him for as long as I did, but regret not spending more time with him and his wonderful family. Sorry for your loss, Maryann, Marissa, and Amber. Bye, Chad. You are already missed, dearly. - Posted by: Greg Gozda (Friend) on: Nov 23, 2016

  • My deepest condolences to you Maryann and to all your family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. May your heart be filled with precious memories. - Posted by: Tracey Addison (nee Galay) (School friend of Maryann) on: Nov 23, 2016

  • Maryann, Marissa and Amber: our deepest condolences, Chad was such a vibrant light in the world, he will truly be missed. It was a real pleasure knowing him (and you all) through Peter and Nicole. Our hearts are broken. - Posted by: Bob, Mich, Laura and Scott Watson (Friends) on: Nov 23, 2016

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