Born In: England, United Kingdom
Born: April 12th, 1922
Passed in: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed on: May 11th, 2012
Emma Edna Touet (Friske)
It’s with great sadness the family announce the passing of their Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Emma slipped away peacefully May 11th surrounded by her family at the Victoria Hospital. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Judy (Jack) Welch of Port Ludlow, Washington, grandson Royce (Melanie) Welch, great granddaughters Raya and Mila of Calgary AB, granddaughter Elena (Rob) Aitken, great grandson Lincoln and great granddaughter Sydney of Okotoks, AB; son Terry (Marilyn) Touet of Prince Albert and granddaughter Heather of Saskatoon; brothers Harold (Ann) Friske and Sam (Rose) Friske; sisters Joyce (Elmer) Klassen and Beverly Riou; brother-in-law Jerry and sisters-in-law Mary and Cecilia. Emma was predeceased by her husband Roy; mother and father Marion and Bill Friske; three sisters Martha at birth, Hilda (Sig) Leib and June Vankoughnet and brothers Adolph and Norman. Emma was born in Bergheim District northeast of Saskatoon. The family relocated to Arborfield in 1936 where she went to school as well as helping with the younger children and doing chores. In 1940 she moved to Saskatoon for work; met Roy at a dance in 1941 and they were married in 1945. They made Dafoe their home until 1945 when Roy was discharged from the RCAF and moved to the Domremy-Northern Light area to farm in 1946. After Roy’s passing in 1980 she moved to Birch Hills where she resided till 200, she then moved into Kopera’s Care Home in Prince Albert. Over the years she made many friends whom she made sure to keep in contact with. Emma loved to attend family gatherings, travel, was a wonderful cook and she planted a garden of vegetables and flowers every year. Some of her many interests included dancing, knitting, playing cards, bowling, volunteering and visiting with friends. She was very active in the Birch Hills Seniors Club and the Lutheran Women’s group in Northern Light and Birch Hills. You could always depend on Emma to help cook and serve meals at community functions as well as family and friends who unexpectedly stopped by the farm. She was a very caring, loving woman with an easy smile and kind word to all, she will be deeply missed by all. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Gray's Funeral Chapel, 5785 - 28th Street West, Prince Albert, SK with Reverend Rick Johnson officiating. Interment will be held at Bethania Cemetery. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations can be made to Bethania Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray’s Funeral Chapel, Marianne Turcotte, Funeral Director.