Clarence Blake Friesen (1918-2012)
A sad marker in the history of the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan occurred on Monday 9 January 2012 with the death Clarence Blake Friesen. Blake, as he was known to everyone, was our second president serving enthusiastically from 1976 when he took over from Ted Regehr to 1980 when the Dick Epp era began.
Blake Friesen, aged 93 years, 7 months and 13 days, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Newport Harbour Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta. On Tuesday 17 January a service of thanksgiving for Blake will take place at Trinity Mennonite Church, DeWinton, Alberta at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens.
Blake was a dedicated, inspirational leader and energetic in many aspects of the Mennonite Church life and activities and will be both sorely missed and remembered with great admiration. Good bye Blake and God Bless!
His obituary can be found at:
2016 Annual General Meeting - March 5, 2016
Stories of Peace 4 Storytellers shared Pacifist experiences - November 15, 2015.
John-J-Friesen-Presentations.pdf - given at Annual General Meeting, March 2015
2015 Annual General Meeting & Mennonite Migrations - March 6, 7, 2015
Walter Klaassen's Translated Book Launch - March 9, 2014
2014 Annual General Meeting - GAMEO, - Archives - March 1, 2014
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (History) - February 28, 2014
Book Promotion: It Happened in Moscow - November 8, 2013
Peace Stories - November 9, 2013 (at Mount Royal Mennonite Church)
By Whatever Name Book Signing September 8, 2013.
Successful Book Launch - "The Fehrs" (June 9, 2013)
2013 Annual General Meeting Report - a full long page with lots of photos.