Wiebe & Jeske Burial & Cremation Care Providers

← View All Tributes

Richard (Rick) James Friesen

April 8, 1953 - January 16, 2023



It is with great sadness that we announce Rick’s passing after a very short battle with cancer. His wife Irene, daughter Lisa (and Luke), daughter-in-law Shannon (and Grant) and grandchildren Adiel, Salem, Aleah, and Gideon will all dearly miss him along with many other family members and friends.

Rick was born in Chilliwack and grew up in Yarrow. However, after a couple years in Vancouver Rick and Irene moved away from the lower mainland and Rick pursued a career in Forestry. This eventually led to them moving to Grand Forks where they expanded their family to include children Lisa and Aaron.

In 1989, along with his family, Rick moved to Tanzania with MCC for 3 years to help communities in rural areas improve their drinking water supply. He believed strongly in helping others who were disadvantaged.

When he returned to Canada Rick got involved with Habitat for Humanity and continued on his mission helping people, this time building affordable housing. One of his most significant projects was to build a multiplex housing unit for people living with disabilities.

Rick enjoyed many other pursuits including fishing and hunting, motorcycling, and travelled to many parts of the world. Wood working was a favourite pastime and he created many beautiful pieces that will be cherished by his family for years to come.

A celebration of life will be held on the 5th of February at the Yarrow Community Centre at 3pm.


Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

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

From: Angela and David Olson
Relation: Cousin

Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

From: Kenneth Dueck
Relation: Future Brother in Law

In the brief years I knew Rick it was a real pleasure spending time with family and friends.
He will be sorely missed.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
February 5, 2023
Beginning at 3:00pm

Yarrow Community Centre
4670 Community Street
Yarrow, BC Canada

4670 Community Street
Yarrow, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

Floral Tributes may be ordered directly through our supplier for delivery throughout the entire lower mainland, from Hope to Vancouver:

Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Home
202-31314 Peardonville Rd.
Abbotsford BC
V2T 6K8


When ordering please have the name of the deceased, the date of the funeral service and the address/phone number of the delivery location for handy reference.

Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Richard Friesen

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes