Glenda Jean Friesen (nee Leeson), in her 64th year, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife for 42 years to husband Douglas Friesen of Chatham ON. Mother to Sarah Friesen of London ON, Brion Friesen of Prince George B.C. Grandmother to Kayleb Friesen of Wembley AB. Beloved daughter of Glen (pre-deceased) and Edna Leeson of Little Current ON. Dear sister of Cheryl Batman (William) of Sault St. Marie ON, Wilberta and Gail Leeson, Little Current ON and brother Perry Leeson (Lynn), Espanola ON. Daughter-in-law of Melvin (pre-deceased) and Madeline Friesen, St. Catharines ON. Foster mom to 47 wonderful children spanning 19 years. Glenda spent a lifetime of caring for others, putting their needs ahead of her own including family, friends as well as clients as a Healthy Babies Health Children Program – Family Home Visitor and Building Healthy Babies coordinator with the Chatham Kent Public Health Unit. Glenda will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends. Cremation will take place as per her wishes with internment at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Chatham Kent Hospice or Charity of your choice in her memory. Online condolences are welcome at