From idea to completed project in seven years: Matthew’s House, a respite care facility for children requiring complex health care, officially opened Nov. 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Left to right are Communitas Supportive Care society board chair Marlyce Friesen; parents of the eponymous Matthew, Doug and Andrea Froese; B.C. MLAs Simon Gibson and Darryl Plecas; and Abbotsford mayor Bruce Banman.
Andrea Froese is proud of her son. She still grieves his loss, but the journey she and her husband Doug (who now attend South Abbotsford MB Church) shared with him is producing a lasting legacy.