Wayne Friesen

Wayne Friesen

1972 - 2023

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Wayne Jesse Friesen, age 51, of Mitchell, MB, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Becky, his children Savannah Ayotte (Braydon), Brooklyn Friesen (Nick), Nick Friesen (Laura), Regan Friesen. His mother Agatha Friesen, his mother-in-law Anna Reimer, siblings James Friesen (Christina), Jeff Friesen (Trish), Darlene Friesen, Dan Reimer (Sylvia), Mathilda Peters (Abe), Ruth Klippenstein (Dave), Pat Schroeder, Ed Reimer (Darlene), Esther Mark (Dennis), Tim Reimer (Mavis) and many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

He is predeceased by his dad John Friesen, his father-in-law Abram Reimer, his nephew Christopher Klippenstein, and nephew Brandon Friesen.

Wayne was born in Steinbach to John and Agatha Friesen on January 28, 1972. He went to and graduated high school at Steinbach Regional Secondary School. After high school he worked many jobs such as a heavy-duty mechanic for Case, a customer support representative for Reimer Farm Supplies and a truck driver for Penner International and Bison Transport.

In 2012, he decided to get off the road to spend more time with his family and became a Correctional Officer at Milner Ridge Correctional Centre. He was so proud to work with Savannah and loved to share work stories with her.

Wayne loved his family with everything he had, and their accomplishments were his greatest source of pride.

His favourite activities included going on vacations with his family, trying to beat his kids at trivial pursuit, DJing the many summer bonfires, and cooking.

The family will never get the voice of Chef Jean-Pierre out of their heads as Wayne consistently watched his cooking videos so he could prepare delicious meals for them. He made sure to test out his food regularly as he often stated, “You can’t trust a skinny cook.”

Wayne was loved, and will continue to be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Viewing will take place on Monday, December 18, 2023, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB., with a devotional and opportunity for sharing.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Crossview Church, 345 Loewen Blvd, Steinbach, MB. The family will be having a private burial the morning of the funeral. There will be snacks and drinks provided after the service. To join the family for the service via livestream, click HERE to view the church link.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the EMT’s and Steinbach RCMP for their help.

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Viewing with Devotional

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, December 18, 2023
Birchwood Funeral Chapel
162 PTH 52 W
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 346-1030

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Crossview Church
345 Loewen Blvd
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada