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Date of Passing: Mar 07, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Friesen, our beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and friend on March 7, 2021.
Ken was predeceased by his father Peter Friesen.
Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife Cindy, his mother Erna; daughters, Jennifer (Paul), Michelle, and Kimberley (Gary) and son Bryan; grandchildren in order of age, Makyla, Corbin, Zachary, Kaitlin, Logan and Dylan. Also leaving to mourn are brothers, Rudy (Kathy) and Howard; sisters, Carolyn (Don) and Sandy (Pat). He will also be remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and first wife Roxanne.
Ken was a truck driver by trade and worked for YRC formerly Reimer Express.
Ken's passion was to ride his Harley on long winding roads in Western Canada and the United States. He was known for his pranks and teasing people out of love. He had an infectious laughter, and had fun everywhere he went. Ken had a green thumb for gardening, loved playing cards, doing puzzles and spending time with family.
A viewing for immediate family has been held.
If anyone wishes, a donation can be made in Ken's name to the Manitoba Ride for Dad. It can be made online at or by mail or phone to the National Office, 424-300 Earl Gray Drive, Ottawa, ON K2T1C1, 1-613-623-0733.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Ken and I lost track of each other for a few years. We reconnected when we were both diagnosed with lung cancer within a week of each other. We became “Cancer Buddies and cheered each other on when we received good news and commiserated during setbacks. I feel I’ve lost much more than a friend. He was an extraordinary man. I also hold his daughters and their families in my thoughts and in my heart❤️ - Posted by: Wendy Aldrich (Friend) on: Mar 17, 2021

  • Cindy and family, I was so sorry to learn of Ken's passing. I still have the July 2006 pictures of his visit to Ernie and I when we lived in Cowichan Bay. Now they are both 'on the other side'. May your friends be close during this time. - Posted by: Donna Einarsson (Friend) on: Mar 16, 2021

  • Ken always had a big smile and plenty of sarcasm. One of our favorite patients to see! We are all so saddened by this. He will be missed!! Our most sincere condolences to Cindy and family! - Posted by: Lisa Newstead (acquaintance) on: Mar 16, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Ken's family. I will really miss him, he was the best neighbour that anybody could ever ask for. He always helped me out in the yard and he would always make me laugh with his goofy humour and sarcasm. He had a heart of gold. Rest in peace Ken 💕 - Posted by: Barb Romaniw (Friend/next door neighbor ) on: Mar 14, 2021

  • Carla and I are saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. We are very happy though that we were able to spend some quality time with Ken and Cindy especially our day boating and barbecueing on Netley Creek last summer. He will be missed. - Posted by: Raymond Hill & Carla Wall (Friends) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • My condolences to the family and Ken's friends. Ken was a lot of fun to work with and always had a laugh to lighten a moment. - Posted by: Don Mustard (Co-worker) on: Mar 13, 2021

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