Norm Friesz
Norm Friesz

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Chapel of the Bells
2720 Centre St N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 276-2296

Obituary of Norm Friesz

April 21, 1949 – Medicine Hat, Alberta

February 21, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Norm Friesz, beloved father, and grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the age of 74 years, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away peacefully at Agapé Hospice in Calgary, AB.


Norm was born in Medicine Hat, AB to Arthur and Lea Friesz, and grew up on the family farm in Golden Prairie, SK. Norm married Norma on July 28, 1972, and raised their three children in Calgary. He enjoyed playing fastball and bowling in his younger years. And continued curling and golfing in his golden years.


Norm was a sports fan who enjoyed watching curling and golf and was a committed fan of his children’s and grandchildren’s sports, baseball, hockey, curling, and basketball.


His four grandsons and two granddaughters were priceless to him.


Norm is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Lana and Craig Stewart, and Amber and Greg Abbott; son and daughter-in-law, Rhett and Chelsea Friesz; and six grandchildren, Garrett, Ewan, Bram, Griffin, Ainslee, and Aria. Norm was predeceased by his loving wife Norma in 2009.


A Celebration of Norm’s Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6) on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.  


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Norm’s name, directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588, The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Agapé Hospice for their care and efforts.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Norm’s family here.


In living memory of Norman Friesz, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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