Saturday, November 16, 2019
Jonathan Friesen funeral
A life well lived
Terry Dueck pastor
Layton and Glenda
Song To God be the Glory
Pastor Norman Wiebe Manigitagan
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" She replied, "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who comes into the world."
John 11:25-27 NET
Jon's fellow pilot friend shared: Jon always showed love and concern to everyone with kindness and honour. He did not suffer fools. He would educate others. Bite me I work here.
He would fly us to remote lakes. Making life better. Jon did an air drop for him. Son Wyatt always talked to Jon his hero. I'll miss you Jon.
Sisters Julie and Lois:
On behalf of the family thank you for coming.
That we are Brokenhearted is an understatement.
The shy brother brought a beautiful young lady home once, they got married and they had cute kids.
He lived with purpose and common sense.
Jonathon loved his nieces and nephews. We had quality times together.
Nieces and nephews shared:
I loved going on plane rides with him.
Uncle was caring. Fun. He was Mischievous compassionate. Included everyone.
Our family has learned that thankfulness and grief are not exclusive. We are thankful for the wonderful son, brother, uncle, & friend Jon was.
Diana Halverson, Doug McPherson ambulance service: Jon was a great guy to go on calls with. He said we were "Saving lives one blister at a time."
Terry: I have known Jonathan all his life. Was his youth leader. He flew us up north on a camping trip in his Otter (airplane).
Have met his friends and family. Tanya asked me to speak.
He was raised well and had a wonderful life
He chose to have a relationship with Jesus. His heart was right with God. His life was modeled after Jesus. He is in God's presence now.
Micah 6:8 was their favorite verse.
He has told you, O man, what is good, and what the Lord really wants from you: He wants you to promote justice, to be faithful, and to live obediently before your God.
Micah 6:8 NET
Walk humbly. Make it personal. Walk with God. You too, can have the joy and peace Jonathan had.
Song: Amazing Grace
The Lord has promised life to me. Unending love amazing grace.
Song tribute to Jon:
I don't need a lot of money. Lived a good life with a good wife.
Song: How Great Thou Art
The Hall was packed with 100s standing along the walls.