Obituary of Henry (Bob) Robert FRIESEN
April 6, 1938 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
January 22, 2021 - Didsbury, Alberta
Bob Friesen, beloved husband of Darlene Friesen (nee Rempel) of Didsbury, AB, formerly of Windermere, BC, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the age of 82 years. Bob was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Bob married Darlene Rempel in 1957 (in Vancouver, BC). They started their life in Meadow Lake, SK but settled in Calgary, AB for most of their married life.
Bob had a lengthy career in media sales before retiring from the Calgary Herald after 30 years of service. Bob accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of his family, achievements and awards.
Bob was an avid golfer and competitive pool player. He and Darlene enjoyed most of their free time at their trailer in Shadybrook Resort for 25 years before building their retirement home in Windermere, BC. Bob enjoyed playing and watching curling, western movies and listening to classic country music.
Besides his loving wife, Darlene, Bob is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Wendy Friesen of Airdrie, AB, Sandy Fitzpatrick of Airdrie, AB and Tracey and Peter of Kelowna, BC; one son and daughter-in-law, Darcy and Dawn Friesen of Revelstoke, BC; eight grandchildren, Nicole Garden, Steven Reinhart, Jessica Walton, Shea Friesen, Mitchell Fitzpatrick, Jamie (Connor) Fitzpatrick, Cody Friesen and Jacob Friesen; and three great-grandchildren.
Bob is also survived by his brother, Ron (Grace) Friesen of Quesnel, BC; and his sister, Jackie (Earl) Radke of Medicine Hat, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Bob is predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Friesen.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB) on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In living memory of Bob Friesen, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB T4B 3L8, Telephone: 403-948-1100