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Amy Friesen

September 9, 1989 - July 28, 2016

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our precious daughter, Amy Renee Friesen. She was welcomed into the presence of her loving Saviour and Lord Jesus on July 28, 2016 at age 26. 

Amy was born in Abbotsford BC on September 9, 1989. She attended Abbotsford Elementary, Philip Sheffield Elementary, then graduated from Yale Secondary School in 2007. She then attended University of the Fraser Valley with every intention of becoming a teacher.  She pursued this with classic Amy determination for a number of years, until, unbeknownst to us, her illness began taking hold. She thought she was losing her passion, but really, she was losing energy, and so she decided to take a couple of semesters off.  But she didn’t sit idly.  She continued working as a nanny with Amber for 7 years, and was involved in Sevenoaks Alliance Children's Church, Traverse young adults and helped in the church library. She loved her job at Floform Countertops in Abbotsford. 

In 2011 Amy was able to travel to Nicaragua with Samaritan's Purse Biosand Water Filtration program which she became passionate about. In 2012 she travelled to Uganda, Africa with her friend Natalie to help at Watoto Baby Home for six weeks, and she also went on an amazing African Safari. They traveled Italy for a week before coming home. In 2013 Amy and her cousin Sarah enjoyed a dream vacation to Cuba. 

Amy leaves to mourn; her mother, Betty Friesen and her father Phillip Ronald Friesen both of Abbotsford BC, her brother Chad and his wife Alysse of Grande Prairie, Alberta and her nephews  Menno James (5), Arie Jesse (3) and her niece Ada Renee (1). She will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of dear friends. 

She was predeceased by her grandparents Hermann and Katharina Jesse and Menno and Justine Friesen and her Uncle Henry Jesse. We would like to thank all of Amy's amazing friends and family that have supported and encouraged us, and most importantly for your faithful prayers to a loving God that carried us through this difficult journey. The family would also like to thank the Palliative Care Team at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their wonderful care for our precious Amy in her final weeks and hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honour of Amy to Samaritan's Purse Biosand Water Filter Project.  Phone 1.800.663.6500. A link is attached.

http://samaritanspurse.ca/rss/water-projects/biosand-water-filter/water-filter-provides-clean-water-for-families.aspx?alttemplate=StoryMobile#.V51E0VRfOnN.

 

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Betty Friesen
Relation: Amy is my precious daughter.

Amy I love you and I miss you so much already.
See you soon❤️
Love you forever, Mom

From: Ron and Kathy Blair
Relation: church family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, with the Home going of your
Precious daughter Amy.

From: Gae Swanson

Dearest Betty and family:
Our sincerest condolences. Amy’s struggle with a very difficult health problem is now concluded and her struggles are at an end. She demonstrated great courage and I know was comforted by the support of her family and friends.

Yours sincerely,
Gae Swanson and Lloyd Rash

From: Rudy Epp & Colin Epp
Relation: co -worker

We are honored & blessed to have known Amy during her short time working at Floform Countertops. Her smile & positive outlook were always a delight. I know she will be one of Jesus’s special angels.
Rest in peace Amy.

From: Paul and Gail Chamberlain
Relation: friend of family

So deeply sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. May the God of all comfort be your support in the days ahead. Our prayers are with you all.

From: Nancy Chiarelli
Relation: Client and Friend

Betty – I never had the privilege to meet your beloved and special daughter Amy, but in the four years since she went on, I’m sure that Amy’s Love for and your Love for Amy have supported you every day.
May the Blessing of her Love and Life continue to uphold you always, along with your faith in God.
In Loving Sympathy, Nancy

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 5, 2016
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Sevenoaks Alliance Church
2575 Gladwin Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2575 Gladwin Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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