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Frances Jean Friesen (nee McIntyre)

June 3, 1950 - April 30, 2020

Frances Jean (McIntyre) Friesen passed away suddenly in the RM of Dufferin on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Frances will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Leonard, her three children, Andrea, Kris (Kari-Ann), Greg, and nine grandchildren Graham, Carter, Ian, Marae, Scarlett, Macy, Kinsley, Grant, Emma. She also leaves to mourn Ashley Lucier, her brother Bryan McIntyre (Janice), brothers-in-law Dave Friesen (Margaret), Abe Friesen (Marie), Menno Friesen (Shirley), John Friesen (Mari), Don Melvin, sister-in-law Margaret Janzen, and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her parents and Leonard’s parents, brother-in-law Alvin Janzen, and sisters-in-law Doris Friesen and Susan Melvin and son-in-law Darcy Miller.

Frances was born to Norman and Peggy McIntyre on June 3, 1950 in Carman, MB and raised on the family farm north of Elm Creek. She attended schools in the Elm Creek area. She always loved the farm, especially riding the tractor with her dad and uncles. Frances was involved in 4-H and had a soft spot for animals.  

Frances married Leonard Friesen on August 14, 1971. Together they raised three children in Elm Creek who kept them busy in sports and activities alongside working on the family farm.

For over twenty years, Frances worked at Elm Creek School where her list of “kids” quickly grew from the 3 she had at home to the many she worked with over the years. There was never a student Mrs Friesen wouldn’t make time for.

A strong presence in the community, Frances was involved in many organizations over the years and enjoyed all the fellowship and activities her hometown has to offer.

Frances retired from Elm Creek School in 2012 to take time to enjoy her two favourite pastimes – travel and her family. Her last number of years have been filled with winters in Arizona, trips to Scotland and many road trip adventures with friends and family. Frances never met an adventure she wouldn’t say YES to. Her generous spirit will be missed by everyone.

Ash interment and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Comments  

#31 Jeanne Bohn Tibbett 2020-05-07 11:36
Condolences to your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#32 Roger & Jo Robinson 2020-05-07 13:39
Deepest sympathy to all who loved her. Frances was one of a kind and will be carried in our hearts forever.
#33 Dianne & Richard Brown 2020-05-07 14:26
It was with shock and sadness we received the news of Frances's sudden passing. For Frances, family and serving others came before all else. She was dedicated to the Elm Creek community and tenacious at tracing family history. Her passing has left a big hole in the hearts of her immediate and extended family, friends and community. Our sincere condolences to Lennard, her children, and grandchildren. She was created from study stock and was one of kind. Rest in Peace, dear cousin. Till we meet again on those bonny bonny banks of Loch Lomond
#34 Jackie Gould 2020-05-08 12:49
sending condolences to the family and friends of Mrs.Frisen. I remember when I first met Mrs.Frisen, she had the warmest smile and and even bigger heart. She helped me so much through school and without her I probably wouldn't have made it through. She always knew what to say and was always there no matter what and she will be greatly missed.
#35 Kristen Carr 2020-05-08 14:33
My heart goes out to Leonard, Andrea, Kris, Greg and the entire family (my kids play with Emma and Grant during Summer visits to Carman - so an extra big hug to them too). Francis was one of our supportive "Class of 1994 Moms" and I will remember her kindness -and she always had a smile on her face. We are sending love from Alberta during this difficult time.
Kristen, Jay, Shelby, and Kayden Parker
#36 Courtney Abbey 2020-05-08 15:25
So sad to hear about this last week. She will be missed by so many...her family and all the students and staff who passed through the halls of Elm Creek School. God bless you Mrs. Friesen and her family!
#37 Robert Shearer 2020-05-09 14:04
At Carman fair she always had a lot of fun showing 4-H calf, ,did she practise to get her giggle perfect, it seemed like she gave lessons, in giggling and made the world a better place because of it, I will treasure her chats about Scotland on rainy after-moons. . Any time we can visit to Lenard, Greg, Kris and Andrea, I will welcome your company, cousin Bob and Wendy
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#38 Greg and Marilyn Stangl 2020-05-12 09:40
We are deeply sorry, Leonard, that you and your family are experiencing the pain of a loss like this. Our hearts go out to each of you.
It's hard to lose someone who meant so much to all of us and all the harder that we can't be together at this time to say good bye and give each other comfort. With deepest sympathy. Greg and Marilyn
#39 Dallas Dearman 2020-05-14 15:31
My most sincere condolences to the family!
I’m sorry did never meet your children, Leonard, but my thoughts are with you, Leonard and family. Frances was a most thoughtful, caring person!! She will be dearly missed!
#40 Donalda Tibbett 2020-05-15 14:49
I was so very sorry to hear of Frances’ passing. My thought and prayers are with the entire family at this time of mourning.

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