1937 ~ FRIESEN ~ 2012

Posted: December 7th, 2012


Mr. Gerald Jacob Friesen, beloved husband of Mrs. Ruth Friesen of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at the age of 74 years. Gerald also leaves to cherish his memory two children, Dwain (Geraldine) Friesen and Judy Friesen; five grandchildren, Amanda (Luke) Jorgenson, Jerell Friesen, Dillon Friesen, James Lague, and Geremy Lague (Ellen Chomey); two brothers, Jesse (Shirley) Friesen and Rick (Betty) Friesen; brother by heart, Pierre D’Amour; his special four-legged companion, Sadie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gerald was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Mary Friesen; and one sister, Cecile (Roy) Kargut. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Gerald’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6, 302 Broadway Avenue East, Redcliff, Alberta, T0J 2P0. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gerald Friesen. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Friday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. The Triols says:

    Aunt Ruth, Dwain, Judy and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal the loss of your husband, father, father-in-law and Grandpa. Uncle Gerry’s larger than life personality and huge heart will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him. Take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place and he will be looking over you and yours for eternity.
    Love: Dale, Kelly, Brynn and Curtis.

  2. Noreen Sehn Peters says:

    /so sorry for you loss/too have lost someone so close and dear is very painful, I will be lifting you up in prayers. As I know God is there although at times you just have to go by faith. As I am walking through it each day. May you feel Jesus near.

  3. Alberta MacAulay says:

    My sincerest condolences Ruth,Judy and family. Gerry was an exceptional man who taught and challenged me to be the best I could be. I will always look back at my Ralston days with fondness and the wonderful people I was blessed to have met.He will be missed. {{{Hugs}}}
    Alberta