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FRIESEN, Anne Kaethler

FRIESEN; Annie Lillie (Kaethler) Annie passed away peacefully in the presence of her Lord on February 15, 2015 with her family at her side. She is survived by her children, Wilbert (Glenna), Valerie (Ross) Neufeldt, Bruce (Sylvia), Lorne (Glenda), 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Hildegard Funk and Erika Voth and 2 brothers: Peter and John.

Annie's life was characterized by generosity, love and care for her family and friends. Annie was born September 17, 1926 in Yarrow, B.C. to Peter J. & Maria (Harder) Kaethler at Yarrow B.C. She married William (Bill) Friesen on Sept. 10, 1950 at Yarrow M.B. Church B.C.

Husband William Friesen passed away Oct 1, 2002, her brother, Jacob Kaethler in 1998 and sister Violet Neumann in 2013. Her father passed away Aug 18, 1973 and her mother, August 26, 1995. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre, 44005 Watt Rd, Lindell Beach, BC V2R 4X9.

Bill & Anne Friesen are on the far left of this group. These 14 couples all got married in 1950 at Yarrow M.B. Church and came back in 2000 to celebrate their 50th Anniversaries together.


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