David Peter Friesen died Dec. 14, 2008. He was born Sept. 25, 1936 in LaGlace, Alta. to Cornelius and Liese Friesen. While attending Gr. 13 at MEI in Clearbrook, B.C., he re-committed his life to the Lord, was baptized, then married Martha Spenst in 1957. Years of studies in Calgary and Edmonton, teaching in LaGlace, Duchess, and Gem, Alta., were followed by study at MB Bible College in Winnipeg, and 5 years in Kodaikanal, India where David taught and the couple served as houseparents. In 1972, David completed his MA in Eugene, Ore., then spent the next 25 years in Prince George, B.C., teaching, and being involved in church and community. David and Martha retired to Abbotsford, B.C. Dave was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002. He often expressed his love and thanks to his wife for her caregiving. Predeceased by 2 brothers, David is mourned by Martha; children Ryan (Shelagh), Roy (Mae); 4 grandchildren. The funeral was Dec. 22 at Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford.