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FRISKE, Leona Marine


It is with profound sadness that the family of Leona Friske, of Airdrie, AB, announce her passing on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the age of 71 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.


Leona was active in the Airdrie community with her sisters in Beta Sigma Phi and in retirement, Leona pursued golfing, traveling, and hosting family or friends whenever she had the chance.


Leona was a loving, genuine, positive, and caring person. We will remember her for her infectious smile, her kind heart, her love of life and never letting you leave without a hug. She impacted so many and is already sorely missed.


Leona is loved and remembered by her husband of 44 years, Larry and her three children and their families, Anessa (Steven), Cameron, and Kolin (Jennifer).  Also left to cherish her memory is her granddaughter, Leanna. Leona is survived by her sisters Diane (Robin) and Alda and her brother Grant (Karen) as well as numerous other relatives and friends.


We would like to thank all the caring nurses, and staff in Unit 58 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital as well as Dr. Marr and Dr. Brar with the Palliative Care team.


A celebration of life will be held this summer with details to be shared at a later date.


In her memory, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email or a charity of your choice.


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In living memory of Leona Friske, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB T4B 3L8, Telephone: 403-948-1100.


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