Elma Friesen (nee Reimer) of Calgary passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at the age of 80 years.
Elma was born on January 23, 1927 in Gnadenfeld Village, MB near Gretna, MB to Kathrina and John Reimer. She married Isaac (Ike) Friesen, her husband of fifty-three years on October 30, 1947. Elma took her nurses training in Winnipeg, MB working for Cowin Steel as a bookkeeper and resided there until they relocated to Calgary in December of 1996. Elma and Ike were members of the Hong Kong Veterans Association and maintained close friendships with the Winnipeg Veteran’s and their wives. Elma and Ike enjoyed their vacations in Hawaii and then Weslaco, TX. She loved sewing and knitting for her daughter and grandchildren.
Elma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Nancie and Ronald Ambrozy; and two grandchildren Kristin and Adam, all of Calgary. She is also survived by her brothers Stan, Ed, and Jake Reimer. She will be also sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews; her brother-in-law Dave; and sister-in-law Susie. Elma was predeceased by her husband Ike Friesen in 2001, sisters Helen Reimer and Jean Lanchbery, and her brother-in-law Gerry Lanchbery.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Brookside Cemetery (3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, MB) on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to help support the C-Force Memorial Wall in Ottawa. Cheques may be sent to: HKVCA MEMORIAL WALL, Box 381, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2H6.
In living memory of Elma Friesen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences