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Date of Passing: Nov 09, 2022

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It is with profound sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Abram (Abe) Friesen on November 9, 2022, at the age of 75.
Abe is survived by his son Jared (Heather), daughter Eden, granddaughter Lilianna, three brothers, four sisters, and their families. He was predeceased by his wife Audrey, his parents, and brother Henry.
Abe was a devoted employee with the Winnipeg School Division for 40 years and an active member of CUPE Local 110. He was a pillar of his neighbourhood and offered a helping hand and strong back to all. Abe never asked for attention or recognition, but rather did what he felt ought to be done.
Abe was a steadfast man, but his heart melted when he met Audrey. When she passed on, those around him understood he would not remarry. His family was his priority, and his eyes beamed with excitement when a granddaughter came into his life. He smiled his smile and walked on with his collection of photos, ready to show anyone who expressed interest in his new-found joy. Outside of his family, Abe was a father figure and mentor to many; he offered a nonjudgmental ear, signature humour, and words of advice whenever needed.
Abe lived his life as true for himself and made no apology for it. Abe was, as his Audrey always said, a very good man. He will be missed immensely.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Southdale Community Centre, 254 Lakewood Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Abe may be made to the West Central Women's Resource Centre, 640 Ellice Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3G 0A7.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 19, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences on Abe’s passing. We were so sorry to hear, and hope that all the wonderful memories you have with him will help you through this difficult time. The Combot’s - Posted by: The Combot’s (Neighbors) on: Nov 27, 2022

  • I worked at WSD1 in the custodial department. Had the privilege of knowing Abe through work. We had lots of breakfasts at Sal's and his humor and crystal clear opinions were his trademark. Just a great all round guy, I talked to him about a month before his passing and happy I made the call. You will be missed immensely buddy not only from me, but the other co-workers at WSD1. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: DuaneJansen (Friend) on: Nov 26, 2022

  • Sorry to hear of Abe passing. When we were much younger l spent a lot time at the Friesen home in Rosenfeld. Lots fun and great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the Friesen Family. Dave Dyck - Posted by: Dave Dyck (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2022

  • I was so sorry to read in the Saturday paper that Abe had passed away. He was a steady hand at Ashland-a listener, a fixer of AV/computer problems and one of the team. Susan - Posted by: Susan Koloski (Friend from Ashland DLC) on: Nov 19, 2022

  • My heartfelt condolences to Abe’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Abe at Gladstone School for many years. He took pride in keeping a clean building. He got to know the students by name. Abe was a kind man. May your treasured memories help to ease your sorrow. - Posted by: Wendy Morris (Co-worker) on: Nov 19, 2022

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