Jacob Friesen

11 May , 19327 February , 2019

Jake Friesen, born on May 11, 1932 in Boisevain, Manitoba to John and Elizabeth Friesen, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 7, 2019.

In 1936, along with his family, Jake moved to Abbotsford, B.C. He has been involved extensively in the farming and business industry. He was very active in community associations and his strong commitment to God was evident in his work on church boards.

Jake was predeceased by his wife Erna, his parents John and Elizabeth Friesen, brothers Peter and Henry and sister Anne. He will be missed by his loving children, Richard (Dorothy), Marlene (Douglas), Marvin (Anja), Randy (Jill) and Melinda, and his five grandchildren Alexander, Alyssa, Jolina, Jeremy and Samantha, and also by his remaining eight siblings Elizabeth, John, Martha, Kay, Arthur, Helen, Alvin, and Ruth.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that support be shown by donations to one of Jake’s true enjoyments, The Valley Concert Society at

A Memorial Service will be held in Jake’s honor on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at South Abbotsford Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd., Abbotsford, BC.


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19 February 2019

Sending our condolences to the Friesen family on the loss of your Dad. May God comfort you and be with you during this difficult time. From Wally Velma and family.

Carolyn & Harold Krahn

18 February 2019

We met Jake & Erna initially through a home group. Later we were privileged to lead a group they hosted. Food, insightful discussion, generosity, humour, commitment to music and education - all centered in an abiding trust in Jesus.
Then there was the time we delivered 5 pound bags of grain from Alberta DIRECTLY to his office in response to a "crisis"!
We were encouraged by our association with both, Jake and Erna.

Janet Schultz

17 February 2019

You are missed Uncle Jake. We are so thankful for your witness to our Lord & know that you are very precious to Him. We remember your quick wit & humour! May the Lord bless your family with comfort & peace at this time. Janet & Bernie

Ron Ratzlaff

13 February 2019

I met Jake in preparation for MCC BC's Festival for World Relief when he donated a fully restored 1951 International Truck to be auctioned with the proceeds going to support the work of MCC. What a generous man with a quirky sense of humour. May God bless and comfort his family and his friends.

BTW, we asked Jake to pose with "his truck" but he declined :)