Glenda Friesen

Glenda Jean Friesen (nee Leeson) in her 64th year, passed away peacefully on July 20th 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Loving wife for 42 years to husband Douglas Friesen Chatham ON, mother to Sarah Friesen London ON and son Brion Friesen Prince George B.C. Grandmother to Kayleb Friesen Wembley AB. 

Beloved daughter of Glen (pre-deceased) and Edna Leeson Little Current ON. Dear sister of Cheryl Batman (William) Sault St. Marie ON, Wilberta and Gail Leeson Little Current ON and brother Perry Leeson (Lynn) Espanola ON. 

Daughter in law of Melvin (pre-deceased) and Madeline Friesen ST. Catharines ON.

Foster mom to 47 wonderful children spanning 19 years. Glenda spent a lifetime of caring for others putting their needs ahead of her own including family, friends as well as clients as a Healthy Babies Health Children Program – Family Home Visitor and Building Healthy Babies coordinator with the Chatham Kent Public Health Unit.

Glenda will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her sisters and brother in laws, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Cremation will take place as per her wishes with internment at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Chatham Kent Hospice or Charity of your choice in her memory. 

48 Comments on “Glenda Friesen”

  1. I am so very sorry to hear of Glenda’s passing. I will always remember her as a wonderful co-worker who put her heart into the families she visited. She cared deeply about her own family and spoke of them everyday. I was extremely fortunate to be able to spend vacation time with Glenda and Doug in Panama and it was one of the best vacations I’ve been on. Where ever they were, there was a crowd around them because their open and friendly ways drew people to them!
    She will be greatly missed.

  2. Our deepest condolences to the entire Friesen family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

    Don and Deb Vitek

  3. Our deepest condolences to the entire Friesen family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Don and Deb Vitek

  4. Sincere and deepest sympathies Doug to you and your family at this very sad time
    Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Rose and Miles Bertino

  5. Deepest sympathies to you and your family Doug. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
    Tim & Deb Mifflin

  6. So sorry to hear about Glenda’s death. Our condolences to you, Doug, and the rest of your family.
    Clare and Evelien Wiersma

  7. I had the pleasure of working with Glenda prior to her retirement. She was always such a positive, happy person and so knowledgeable, dedicated and professional. I always enjoyed when she popped by my desk. She will be missed. May she rest in piece.

  8. Doug, Deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Glenda was a lovely person. She always talked about her family especially her grandchild. .I hope your loving memories will bring you comfort…

  10. Doug, our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Glenda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Andrea and Dennis Poole

  11. It’s hard to believe that she is gone. Oh how I remember the day she interviewed for the Building Healthy Babies position. We wanted her to say yes to the job: her care for others was so visible. What a joy it was to work with her for so many years. I’ll never forget the time we headed to the states for an outing and our discussion on family, faith and friendships. She loved deeply and will be deeply missed by so many. We don’t understand these type of things that’s for sure; but I do know her memory will live on and make each of us better because she crossed our paths. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as you adjust.

  12. Dear Doug, Sarah and Brion, and all the Leeson Family, Edna, Cheryl &Bill, Bert, Perry&Lynn, and Gail,

    I can not even to begin to know the pain you are feeling on the loss of Glenda such a beautiful lady. She always made me feel welcome and like I was part of the family. Keep all your wonderful memories close as they will help you through this difficult time. Know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to everyone.

  13. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you Doug and the family at such a sad time. Glenda will be missed as she was such a caring person. We always enjoyed being in the company of you both at family functions. Please know we have some wonderful memories of her when she stayed with us so many years ago. Take care Doug and Linda
    And family

  14. Doug,
    Zann and I are keeping our thoughts and prayers with you and your family at this sad time.

    Glenda was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed and remembered.

    Barry and Zann

  15. We are so sorry for your loss. Doig know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike & Pauline

  16. Doug:

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Glenda.
    I remember you and Glenda inviting us to your home.
    She was so gracious and easy to talk to

  17. Dear Doug, we are so very sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking of you and your family and praying for you. Although we have never met your loving wife, her life and your life story of fostering so many children is a legacy of love and concern for others. May Almighty God watch over you and your family in this your time of need.
    Ann and Bernie Louwerse

  18. Our deepest sympathy Doug to you and your family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Carl and Gail Herder.

  19. Douglas. Much strength and grace to you together with knowing that so many of your friends and former colleagues are thinking about you and your family during this most difficult time.

  20. Edna, Cheryl, Wilberta, Gail, Perry and Glenda’s husband and family. So very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.
    Deb and Murray Burnett

  21. Doug, i can not fully appreciate your loss of Glenda. Hav’nt seen her for a few years but recall her kindness And far over and above her caring , so many untold acts of selfless love . An amazing woman . Doug , her rewards , her crowns in heaven are to a degree i can only imagine.
    May God Bless and Keep you , your family in this time of struggle and loss.

  22. Doug, Sarah and Brian, so sorry to hear about Glenda’s passing. She was a special lady with a great sense of humour. Although we haven’t seen each other for many years, I still chuckle when I think of her. We’ll be thinking of you.

  23. The untimely passing of my friend Glenda has left a gapping hole in my heart. Til we meet again.❤ My thoughts and prayers are with Doug, Sarah, Brion and Kayleb always.

  24. My Condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in my prayers during this most difficult time.

  25. Glenda was a lovely, warm and caring person. She was loved by her clients and by her colleagues-her humour, her delicious cooking, her practical way of dealing with problems, her understanding and willingness to help one and all. She loved talking about her family-please know that you were loved 110%. I will miss our lunches out and our facebook messages. I’m glad I saw Glenda last week and got to say goodbye to my wonderful friend. My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

  26. Doug our deepest condolences with your loss. Take comfort in knowing that your heart is full of tender moments and memories.
    Dave & Pat Easton

  27. Doug… Joanne & I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We have such great memories of our friendship when you guys lived in Simcoe. Glenda was a very remarkable individual and even though we hadn’t seen you guys for a while, we reminisce about the good times of the policing “family” we had here in Haldimand-Norfolk. Memories are forever.

  28. My deepest condolences Doug and family. She was a beautiful and caring person and will be missed by all who knew her including me

  29. Doug
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Glenda
    Linda and I are keeping you and family in our thoughts

  30. Doug, Karen and I were so sorry to hear of Glenda’s illness and passing. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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