Jan 7, 1939 – Mar 29, 2018
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Eileen “Joan” Friesen at the age of 79 on March 29th, 2018.
Joan was born to Laurie and Laura Larson on January 7th, 1939 in Flin Flon Manitoba and passed away at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops with family by her side.
She is survived by her four children, Sherrie Dougherty, Dean (Becky) Friesen, Deborah Friesen and Laurie (Tracy) Friesen. Her precious grandchildren – Billy Dougherty, Sharmaine (Lorne) Henderson, Kendel (Norm) Lavallee, Heidi (Dan) Friesen, Nicole (Josh) Friesen, Daniel Friesen, James (Melissa) Friesen and Dustin Baker! Followed by her great grandchildren from eldest – Mitchell, Callah, Mackenzie, Marshall, Matthew, Ella, Wade, Mia and Clyde.
Joan will be dearly missed by her partner of 30 plus years, Denis Ladouceur, her brother Gerry Larson, Darrel (Mary) Larson. Joan was predeceased by her sister Dodie, and brother Lyle.
After numerous moves throughout BC, Joan and Bill settled in Cache Creek in 1970 where they raised their four children.
Mom will be forever remembered by her large family, and friends, for her humor, hospitality, loving heart and her incredible passion for cooking.
A celebration of life will be held on May 5th, 2018 at 2:30- 4:30 PM at the Hampton Inn, 1245 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC.
Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca.
Alternatives Funeral Home