Jean Arlie Friedrick passed away peacefully at home in Estevan, SK surrounded by close family, on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the age of 93 years.
Jean was born on the family, Frey farm in the Purple Hill School District, north of Oxbow, SK on January 20, 1924. Jean met Dalbert Friedrick when he visited their farm, accompanied by his sister Viola. Dalbert was smitten by “the love bug” and took a picture of Jean that was on display in the farmhouse! The courtship started and lasted for four years, when they were married on October 25, 1945 in Plentywood, MT. Grandpa Ruban Frey helped them buy the general store in Northgate, SK where they began their lives together. They resided in Northgate and did the general store business for 33 years. Jean worked right alongside her husband in the store until he retired in 1978. During those years they welcomed their six children, Carole, Vivian, Coleen, David, Edward and Kenneth.
Jean was predeceased by her husband Dalbert Harold Friedrick; parents, Reuben and Arlie Frey; parents-in-law, Walter and Ida Friedrick; brothers, John Garth Frey and Harold Frey and sisters-in-law, Viola Frey and Marjorie Frey.
Jean will be lovingly remembered by her children, Carole (Larry) Beisel, Mesa, AZ, Vivian (Gary) Thompson, Winnipeg, MB, Coleen (W.L.) Laney, Castle Rock, CO, David (Kathryn) Friedrick, Estevan, Edward (Shelley) Friedrick, Estevan and Kenneth (Brenda) Friedrick, Yorkton, SK. Also left to cherish special memories are Jean’s 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, a sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Living Hope Community Church, Estevan, with Pastor Les Dueck officiating.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.