Funeral For:  Russell Eldin Friesen 
Funeral Date: June 5, 2024 
Russell Eldin Friesen, 57, of High Prairie, Alberta formerly of Steinbach, passed away Thursday, May 30th at High Prairie Health Complex. He is survived by his wife Gisele, 5 children, 4 grandchildren, his parents Jake and Betty Friesen, his mother-in-law, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and their families. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Roland Gagnon. 
The funeral service for Russell Eldin Friesen will be held Wednesday, June 5th at 12pm noon at Triangle Hall in Triangle, Alberta. 
Viewing will be at the hall prior to the service.
Arrangements by High Prairie Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, High Prairie, Alberta.

Russell passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 30th at the age of 57 at the High Prairie Health Complex in High Prairie, AB.
Russell was born in Steinbach, MB on August 27, 1966. He grew up on the family farm outside the city and spent many hours working on and racing cars. He took apart and rebuilt his first motor at the age of ten.
Russell was very outgoing and made friends wherever he went. A ‘quick’ trip to town could always be counted on to take a couple extra hours due to him stopping to chat.
He met Gisèle in Steinbach and they were married in 1988. Russell worked as a truck driver until a job at Tolko Industries brought him and his family to High Prairie, AB in 2000.
He loved nature and being outdoors. Bird watching was a favorite pastime. He enjoyed hunting and brought each of his children out along with him.