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Cornelius Friesen

Cornelius Friesen

Born In: Boggy Creek, Manitoba, Canada
Born: May 17th, 1931

Passed in: Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: April 20th, 2012

Cornelius Friesen passed away April 20th 2012 at 8:00 am
He was born in Boggy Creek Manitoba, on May 17 1931. His parents were David Friesen, and Ann Wiens.

Corney lived his childhood with his parents and struggled through the 30s with the Church of the New Jerusalem’s faith to guide them. His siblings, Harry, Peter, Ed, Dave, Gladys, Daniel, Esther, Burton and Viola lived in Boggy Creek Manitoba. Corney left home early and being armed with the strengths their parents instilled in them he and his brothers hit the road and were ready for what the world had to offer. While working road construction near Valleyview Alberta, Corney and his brother Dan came to a busy restaurant in Valleyview. The waitress caught his eye and here is where the grand, life long adventure for Dorothy May Williamson, and Corney Friesen began. They were married on April 17th 1954, at the Gospel Mission House, in Valleyview Alberta. Cornelius and his brothers worked in mines, at farms, in the trucking business, in the oil patch and various other jobs. Eventually they settled in Dawson Creek BC and started a trucking company, C and D Trucking and later, Friesen Trucking (when Peter, Dave, and Ed joined Corney and Dan). After a time, some of the brothers moved on to other jobs and started out on their own adventures. Corney always helped on their farms and loved it but he provided for his family while being useful to Dawson Creek and the surrounding area by starting a crane business. He maintained this business until his retirement. Always, with his primary love of his wife and all children in his heart he served his community. He knew and understood the importance of being useful and his children were educated in this belief. Corney and Dorothy always kept God in their lives and maintained a humble life in raising their 11 children, (Carrie, Laurie, Jane, Tracy, Earl, Lance, Cristine, Richard, Brenda, Craig and Shawny). Two children, David and Marny died as infants and are already in the next world.

It is with great honor that we have seen Corney off on his next adventure. He has surrendered his body and moved on to the next life where he will greet his wife Dorothy when it is her turn.

Cornelius Friesens’ passing went well. His body no longer being able to hold his strength, clarity of mind and wisdom has moved on. His strengths can still be found in his surviving wife, 11 children, 31 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was blessed with almost eighty-one years in this life and he and his wife Dorothy were able to celebrate their 58th anniversary together on the 17th of April 2012. He shared his gifts and helped teach to the last minutes of his life. He lived his life with honor and worked hard all his life.

With Reverend Coleman Glenn officiating, the funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm April 28 2012 at The Dawson Creek Church of the New Jerusalem 9013 8th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3N3, (1 mile north of the traffic circle, at the intersection with 91st Ave.)

Bergeron Funeral Services, as always has provided their professional and excellent services in attending to Corney Friesens funeral.

He will be missed.




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