1945 - 2018
Malvern George Bruce Friend, beloved husband of Judy Friend, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 73 years.
Besides his loving wife Judy, Mick is survived by his daughter Nancy (Wayne) Whitehouse of Calgary and their children Cole and Alexander; son Russell (Jennifer) Friend of Irricana and their son Cash.
Mick was born in Calgary on March 11, 1945 to Mel and Vela Friend and was raised and educated in Lethbridge. After dating Judy Bolokoski all throughout high school, marriage was the next chapter of their long life together. They were married in Lethbridge in 1967. He worked for Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) from 1966 to 1993. Mick and Judy lived briefly in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge before purchasing their first home in Calgary. Nancy and Russell were fortunate to be raised in the same home their entire years growing up. Mick was a man of principle, an outstanding provider and a strong family man who will be missed dearly.
Mick will be privately remembered by his family and friends.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mick’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 www.albertacancer.ca.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the service providers and physicians at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary.