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Shirley Anne Friesen
Shirley passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at St. Paul's Hospital. She was born January 7, 1937 in Saskatoon, SK when the family lived on a farm near Eagle Creek. The family moved to Asquith where she attended school. She was baptised in the Asquith Baptist Church and was a lifetime member. Dale and Shirley met in Asquith and were married for 54 years. They had 3 children Colleen, Les and Todd. She was a terrific baker, enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She loved babysitting her grandchildren and watching baseball, especially her beloved Yankees. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Nancy Rice; her stepmother Doris; two sons Les and Todd; grandson Jesse; and brother Arthur. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Dale; daughter Colleen (John) Tebay, their children Leighton (Carol), Derek (Heather); daughter-in-law Charmain (Todd's wife), their children Justin (Louann) and Cory. Her brothers and sisters Ken (Dot), Arthur's wife Donna, Keith, Denny (Sharon), Lynne Davidson (Woody), Barry (Peggy), Janice Rawlyk (Brad); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thank you to St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, officiated by Joan Brown. A Private Family Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Parkridge Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Kari Peters, Park Funeral Chapel, 306.244.2103.

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from May 16 to May 19, 2015.
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May 30, 2015
Our prayers are with you Dale, and your family. George and Wilma (Epp) Andres
May 22, 2015
As I've been reflecting upon the loss of our much beloved Aunty Shirley, or Aunty Foo as she always was and is to me, I'm a little stunned when I add up of the years of her life that Shirley spent helping to raise all of us nephews & nieces & grandchildren, and how we were all so enriched by the time, and love, and devotion she gave to all of us. I never got away from a family gathering without a hug and a kiss on the cheek from Aunty Shirl, bless her for it. I'll always remember with a laugh her giving Todd heck for one thing or another, and with love her patience and tremendous strength through all of Les' struggles. As much as she could be a strong, commanding presence, the thing that touches me the most in our loss is how much love she gave to everyone. Love, and scalloped potatoes.

My sympathies to Dale, Colleen & John, Charmain, and everyone else in grief and loss.
Devin Davidson
May 20, 2015
Shirley was one of my favorite patients. I always looked forward to seeing her on my list for the day. I know she missed her boys and grandson tremendously and I'm certain that she has them wrapped in her arms right now. My deepest condolences to her family on losing someone so special.
Dr. Rhonda Reiniger
May 20, 2015
Dale and Family; sorry to hear of Your
loss,Our thoughts and prayers are with
Art &Gail Grasby
May 20, 2015
My sincere sympathy to you Dale,and your family. May your memories sustain you as you think back about your lives together. God bless & take care.
Margaret(nee Hiebert) Starchuck
May 20, 2015
My condolences to you and your family Dale.
Vern Friesen
May 19, 2015
Dale and family,
We are so saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. Though I believe Shirley is rejoicing as she reunites with so many loved ones in heaven, there is a still a hole left here as we grieve and miss her. Shirley and I had a special connection. I remember bringing the kids over with cookies and homemade cards when Les died. I will not forget her. Prayers of comfort go to your family.
Jennifer Henrie
May 19, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Comforting to know Shirley(mom) has finally been released from her pain.
Debbie Eskra
May 19, 2015
May all the wonderful memories of Shirley be with you and your family. Our sincere condolences to all, our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Walter, Vi Miller & All the Family
May 19, 2015
Dale, my sincere sympathy to you & your family. I recall many "garden" conversations with Shirley & swapping veggies during our 31 years as neighbours. Jake
Jacob Berg
May 18, 2015
Dear Dale & family: Please accept my deepest sympathy. I basically knew Shirley all my life. She was my baby sitter a life time ago. May she RIP, what a wonderful lady. Sincerely Reg Summach, Quadra Island, B.C.
Reg Summach
May 17, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Eric Boechler
May 17, 2015
Dale , Colleen ...... Our deepest condolences with you .
Nadine & Dave Gurski
May 16, 2015
Thinking of you all.
Bob & Darlene McDonald
May 16, 2015
Dear Dale and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. RIP Shirley.
Jack Arlene and family
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