Cpl Henry Kenneth "Ken" Friesen, CD (Ret’d)

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    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Henry Kenneth "Ken" Friesen, CD (Ret’d) of Chilliwack, BC on 8 July 2001 at the age of 73 years.

    Ken was born in Altona, MB.  He worked on farms until he was 18 when he left Manitoba for Britannia Beach, BC where he worked as a trainman in the copper mine. After five years, he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and served in the Korea War. He continued in the Army for a total of 26 years serving in Canada, Germany, and Egypt.  After the Army, Ken worked as a gas safety inspector until his retirement in 1993.

    Ken was always active in his community. He was a Brother in the Abottsford Masonic Lodge No. 70; a Past Master from 1983-84; a member of the Fraser Valley Scooter Corps; and, a leader of DeMolay. He was also a member of the Chilliwack Branch #4 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

    A memorial service will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Abbotsford, BC on Wednesday. 18 July at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children would be appreciated. ​{dcJan19gd} [zsd, zcc, zpp]