September 9, 1942 – November 4, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our dearly loved Mom and Granny.
Vicki passed away peacefully November 4, 2011, with family by her side.
She was predeceased by her father and mother Cornelius and Mary Friesen; brothers Jim, Arnold and Jack; sisters Grace and Julie and her loving partner of 20 years, Frank Jerome.
Vicki is survived by brother Bill Friesen (Eileen); sisters Lorna Janzen and Wilhelmina Dyck; daughter Trudy Brown (Brian); sons David Connar (Carolyn) and Keith Connar (Sheryl); beloved grandchildren Chelsey (Kyle), Amy (Steve), Isaiah, Matt, Jessie, Aaron, Dillon, Chrissi-ann and numerous neices and nephews.
Vicki was born in Big River, Saskatchewan, lived in Vetter Mtn, South Bank and Decker Lake for some years moving to the Terrace/Rosswood area when she was fourteen.
She and Frank moved to Cedarvale in 1987 and ran the Cedarvale Cafe for 5 years. Music was a great part of her life and they hosted the Cedarvale Jamboree, a regional music festival for 17 years. She continued the tradition for two years after his passing.
Vicki was fiercely loyal to, and deeply loved her family. Each grandchild held a special place in her heart. Nothing made her happier than when family was together at her table.
She was a strong and independent woman, not easily swayed from her beliefs. Vicki enjoyed her life in Cedarvale, surrounded by nature, with her faithful dog at her side. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was thrilled with each stage of their lives.
Proof of her outstanding gardening skills were obvious inside and out, and she spent many a long day perfecting her flower beds.
Family and friends gathered at her daughters home, on November 11 to say goodbye.
We would like to thank Ed and Babs Gordon for their friendship and help for Mom over the past years, the exceptional care from the ambulance and hospital staff, and friends and family for the heartfelt wishes.
Frank was waiting for her. We love and miss you Mom, Granny. Our memories will live forever.