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In Loving Memory Of

Donalda Friesen


Donalda “Donni” Ann Friesen, resident of Grande Prairie, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Prairie Lake Senior’s Hospice, at the age of 76 years.

Donni was born in Fort Frances, ON, on December 12, 1941. She was raised on a farm in Stratton, ON with five brothers and a sister. At the young age of 17, she met her husband-to-be Harvey Robert Friesen, and they were married February 14, 1961 in Greenwood, NS. They travelled overseas with the Canadian Air Force. After many years of travel, they settled in Grande Prairie with their four daughters and their families.

Donni was generous, family focused, faith filled, and a fun-loving wife, mother, nana, sister and aunt. She began her fastball career at the age of 39, loved her Toronto Blue Jays, playing her slots in Vegas, painting, baking, cake decorating, and beating her grandkids at cards.

She will be sadly missed by her husband Harvey “Bob” Friesen; children: Sharon Gill, Linda Friesen, Carla (Greg) Mercier, and Tamara (Mike) Bannister; grandchildren: Scott, Todd, Derrick (Amanda), Nicole, Brendon, Troy, Sean, TJ, Colby, and Zach; great-grandchildren: Jackson, Jordan and Avery; sister Judy (Phil) Redwood; brother Lynn Oster; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Evelyn and George Oster; and brothers: Gerald Oster, Terry Oster, Mike Oster, and Lornie Oster.

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 11:00am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St.).

Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Liver Foundation (309, 1010 1 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 7W7,


In Loving Memory of

Donalda Friesen
(Maiden: Oster)


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Funeral Mass
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
11:00 AM
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Grande Prairie
10404 102 St.
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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