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Helena (Lena) Bergen Friesen Hartwick

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Deaths-Helena-(Lena)-BergenLena received Jesus as Saviour at 10. She graduated from teacher’s college in 1954, fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher. Her students loved her. Lena was a wonderful mother and homemaker. Lena and Dave volunteered at Torch Trail Bible Camp, Choiceland, Sask. In all the many places they moved, they served the local church faithfully. Lena loved to write, producing articles in the MB Herald and other publications, and in 2007, a book about her father’s life and faith. Lena and Harold enjoyed a blissful marriage – walking, holding hands, and gardening together – until their death from a car accident. Lena was a prayer warrior known for memorizing Scripture on her daily walks. She entertained friends and family, sent notes of encouragement, sewed for MCC, and performed countless acts of kindness.

  • Birth: October 21, 1927
  • Birthplace:
    Riverhurst, Sask.
  • Death: June 19, 2013
  • Parents:
    Isaac & Anna Bergen
  • Married:
    David Friesen, Oct. 14, 1956 [d. 2008]; Harold Hartwick, Oct. 9, 2011 [d. 2013]
  • Family:
    children Arthur [d. in infancy], Lynette Eulette (Richard Hellinga), Gerald (Carol), Verna, Dwayne (Melanie); 14 grandchildren; 7 siblings
  • Baptism:
    Glenbush (Sask.) MB