PHONE: 204.745.2045 | [email protected]
Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada


Betty Margaret Friesen

In the evening of October 8th, Betty Friesen peacefully passed away in the presence of loving family members at the St. Boniface Hospital.  She leaves behind her loving husband George Friesen of 52 years, son Dale Friesen, daughter Shelley Rondeau, and two granddaughters Michelle Rondeau and Rachelle Rondeau.   Betty is survived by three sisters Sara Wieler (Neil Wieler), Nettie Berg ( deceased Peter Berg) and Mary Anne Krashel ( deceased Danie Krashel); a brother-in-law John Wieler ( Mary); two sisters-in-law Susan Giesbrecht and Doris Giesbrecht; and numerous Nieces and Nephews.    Betty came from a large family and is predeceased by her parents John and Sara Giesbrecht and by two sisters and five brothers:  sisters Dora Funk ( deceased Peter), and Tena Wieler; brothers Abe Giesbrecht ( deceased Ruth), John Giesbrecht ( deceased Tina),  Henry Giesbrecht, Frank Giesbrecht ( deceased Justina),  and Bill Giesbrecht.

Betty was custodian at the Altamont school/Hall for approximately 40 years, and then proceeded with numerous Volunteer and Community activities including the function of local news reporter.  Betty loved socializing and was the cornerstone of her family.   She was at the center of planning in both her personal and community activities.  Her life was full of fund raising events, family camp outs and visits with her sisters.    If you walked into her house and it was quiet, she was either not home or sleeping.   You would often find her at the local stores selling raffle tickets ( and you always had to buy tickets from Betty).   She loved talking to people and always showed a genuine interest in their life events making her such a great support resource.   Her granddaughters were front and center in her life.   She would drop everything to be with them.  She took them on many trips and outings from local bingo to the States to Vancouver to swimming lessons in Carman.  She was proud of the accomplishments of her family and took every opportunity to share family news.   Betty was a very positive cheery person and even when she was having health issues she would say how good things were and then switch the conversation to be all about you.      Betty touched the lives of many through her devotion to reaching out and helping others through the church and community events.    All of which are too many to mention.    She loved music and singing.   She had a strong alto voice which you can hear if you have a copy of the Altamont Echos album.   She will be greatly missed.   Donations to the Kidney Foundation.

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