We Remember

FRIESEN, Marlaina

July 9, 1974 — February 13, 2019

Born on July 9, 1974 in Hinton, AB, Marlaina passed away in West Kelowna on February 13, 2019 from complications from Multiple Sclerosis that she battled for the last 14 years.  She is survived by her loving family: parents Bob and Heather Samyka; son Tristan Friesen; brother Brad (Jennifer) Samyka and their two children Owen and Gavin; and her grandmother Kay Samyka.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marlaina’s name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, www.mssociety.ca.

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Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marlaina’s name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Link: www.mssociety.ca


Service Information

Service Details

The service for FRIESEN, Marlaina is scheduled for Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Jodi says:

    Your kindness has always been cherished and never forgotten. Always thinking of you Marlaina, and your family.
    Jodi Lindal-Jackson

  • Allison Rae Mandzuk says:

    To my beautiful cousin – growing up with you will always be a part of my very cherished memories. Your very vibrant personality will never be forgotten by me – you were always the most courageous, energetic, sassy and determined of the four of us on the Mandzuk side – BOLD would be a great way to describe you! Though you were only a year older than me, you seemed so much more so because of your boldness – you never left any experience unlived, untasted, unexplored. Even through great adversity, your sharp sense of humour shone through, and you lived with grace and dignity. My heart breaks that you ever had to suffer, even for a moment.
    Good bye sweet Marlaina, rest easy – I will fondly cherish every bright laugh you made, every bit of mischief you helped me get into, each and every moment of our time together will be carefully remembered and shared as much as possible.

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