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FRIESEN, Jacob (Jake)

July 6, 1934 – Altona, MB
March 17, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Jake Friesen, beloved husband of Lois Friesen of Cochrane, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Jake was born and raised in Alton, MB and started in the oil and gas industry in Virden, MB. He met Lois Paisley in Glen Ewen, SK while he was working on a rig. Jake worked in various provinces and in 1964 he moved to Calgary to join and marry Lois, retiring in 1996. During his retirement years he enjoyed curling, gold panning and camping. Jake enjoyed the fellowship of the OTIS. He and Lois moved from Calgary to Cochrane in 2011 where he had resided until his passing.

Besides his loving wife of fifty years, Jake is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Shayne and Lorraine and their children, Hailee, Kira and Liam; daughter and son-in-law Shelley and Craig and their children Brooke and Taylor; many relatives, nieces and nephews on the Friesen and Paisley side of the family. He was predeceased by his parents Bernhard and Anna and his brothers Henry and Peter.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle NW) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jake Friesen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Marg Hainstock :

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy Lois and to your family. Jake will be a great loss and missed so much. He is not suffering and is in a better place now. I am sorry I cannot attend the service (I will be out of town) but I will be in touch later and we will get together soon. Take care
    Hugs
    Marg

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  2. Aunt Lois, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Shane, Shelly and their families. My heart aches for you all. Uncle Jake’s passing will leave such a big void. He was such a gentle man.
    It was a true blessing that we got to see you last spring at your home.

    Hugs to all of you.
    Love you all, Leona

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  3. Bev & Margaret George :

    Lois we are very saddened to see that Jake has passed away. We always enjoyed his company at curling and wherever we met. He was a good guy.
    Unfortunately we will not be at the funeral due to commitments but our prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family.
    Sincerely
    Bev & Margaret George

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  4. Gary Bartholet :

    Lois I am saddened to learn of Jake’s passing. I met Jake 2 years ago through the seniors drop in curling league. I found Jake to be the type of guy that you could make an instant connection with. He had a great sense of humor and always had a positive attitude. He will be missed by many.

    Gary Bartholet

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  5. Lois Hagen (Lois Club) :

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

    Lois Hagen

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  6. Carolyn and Brian Andersen :

    Lois, we were so saddened to see that you had lost that wonderful man of yours. Although we hadn’t seen you for quite awhile we thought of you both often. Regrettably Brian is currently in the hospital and I am scheduled to be out of town so we will be unable to offer our condolences in person. We are so sorry to miss the service. Please know that we will be sending you our kind thoughts and love.

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  7. Marg & Don Grainger :

    Our thoughts go out to Lois and Family at this time, remembering all the good memories and good times enjoyed will help you through the months and years ahead.

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  8. Joan & Clint Blize :

    Our Prayers are with you and your family 🙁
    Oh I am so sorry Lois. My heart aches as I write this! If there is anything we can do please let us know !

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  9. Donna Salekin :

    Hi Lois,

    So Sorry to hear about Jake. He will be missed by many friends and family, Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Donna

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  10. Angela Violato :

    Dear Lois, I was so sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared with Jake and by the warm thoughts of those who care.

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  11. Robin Rosborough :

    Just heard about Jake’s passing. That is very sad news indeed. We will sure miss him at the various AGPA outings.

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  12. Pauline Sawatsky :

    Lois,
    So sorry to hear about Jake. I will be praying for you as you grieve this loss and adjust to a different life now. May your many memories comfort you and your family.

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  13. Connie Taylor :

    Aunt Lois,
    Praying for strength and peace for you and your family as you say goodbye to your husband, father, and grandfather. Our hearts are deeply saddened for your loss. May you find comfort in each other’s care and in your many shared memories.
    Connie & Garvin

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  14. Lois,
    So Sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. Many memories of Lois, Jake and family.

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  15. Annie Lingard :

    Dear Lois,

    I knew Jake only a short time but found him to be kind and full of fun. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I will miss him at curling!

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