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Gerhard (George) Froese

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George immigrated to Canada with his adoptive parents at 13, settling in Steinbach, Man. In 1944, he moved to a dairy farm in Matsqui, B.C. George and Irma founded Bakerview Farms in Mt. Lehman, B.C. George loved chicken farming and was proud the farm remained in the family. He enjoyed fishing at Loon Lake with his family, travelling the world and spending time with his grandchildren. George remained grateful for MCC’s help in relocating his family from Russia to Canada and supported them all his life.

  • Birth: April 8, 1917
  • Birthplace:
    Isiljkulj, Siberia, Russia
  • Death: April 24, 2015
  • Parents:
    Isaac & Elizabeth (Wiebe) Koop; adoptive parents Abraham & Catherina Froese
  • Married:
    Irma Funk, 1945 [d.]; Sue Schmidt, Nov. 29, 1991
  • Family:
    Sue; children Ed (Vi), Gerald (Vivian), Bettyanne (Ron) Neufeld, Jack (Debbie), Eileen (Glenn) Deros, Marjorie (Dan) Toews; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Bakerview MB, Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Baptism: