Cornelius Daniel 'Neil' Friesen

Neil D. Friesen
Neil D. Friesen

Cornelius Daniel Friesen, winter resident of Oroville, was born September 30, 1929 to Daniel and Aganetha Friesen in Rush Lake, Saskatchewan. He tragically lost his life in Oroville, in a fire that consumed his motor home on January 25, 2014.

Neil was well known and an active participant in the Oroville Senior Center and the Oroville United Methodist Church. He also frequented the Prince’s coffee shop with friends.

“Corny,” as he was known by friends and family in Saskatchewan, had six brothers and two sisters. He and is wife, Margaret who predeceased him, gave life to three sons: Lorne, Brian, and Cornell, and twin daughters, Caren and Connie.

Neil’s home was in Glenbush and these past years he raised calves for marketing. His lifelong pleasure came from working with cattle – raising, hauling, and feeding..

Neil was predeceased by his wife, three brothers, one sister, one son, and a great grandson.

A memorial service will be held at the Oroville United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m. with food and fellowship to follow.