Helene Friesen

1910–2003 (Age 93)

The Life of Helene

When Helene Friesen was born on 17 May 1910, in Russia, her father, Bernhard Friesen, was 31 and her mother, Katharina Thiessen, was 27. She married Peter Isaak Dyck on 30 July 1938, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She died on 1 May 2003, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 92, and was buried in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

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Helene Friesen
Peter Isaak Dyck
Marriage: 30 July 1938

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30 July 1938
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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World Events (3)


Age 72

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Age 81

By universal suffrage, Yeltsin elected president of Russian Republic. Last Soviet troops leave Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Gorbachev and leaders of seven Soviet republics sign draft union treaty.

Age 81

Hard-line officials attempt to unseat Gorbachev government. Coup fails after three days, elevating Yeltsin's prestige. Ukraine, Belorussia, Moldavia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyz Republic declare independence. Armenia and Tajikistan follow in September, Turkmenistan in October, and Kazakstan in December.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from Fries .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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