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Water well industry loses influential leader


July 25, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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July 25, 2014, Steinbach, Man. – Ground Water Canada reports with sadness the passing of John Friesen, past president of the Canadian Ground Water Association and
president of the Manitoba Water Well Association, who died on July 21 as the result of
a motorcycle accident.

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July 25, 2014, Steinbach, Man. – Ground Water Canada reports with sadness the passing of John Friesen, past president of the Canadian Ground Water Association and
president of the Manitoba Water Well Association, who died on July 21 as the result of
a motorcycle accident.

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Friesen was “a staunch supporter in the need for qualified professionals
within the industry,” said a tribute posted on the MWWA website. “He was a
force to be reckoned with in development of industry standards and
certification training for drillers and pump installers, not only in Manitoba,
but across Canada.”

 

“On behalf of the members, Board of Directors,
and staff of the Ontario Ground Water Association, I wish to offer our deep
condolences to the Friesen family, their staff, the members of the Manitoba
Water Well Association and, in fact, the water well industry across Canada,”
said K.C. Craig Stainton, executive director of the Ontario Ground Water
Association, in a communication to the Manitoba Water Well Association.

“John
Friesen was a huge influence in and on this industry and will be sorely missed
by all who knew and respected him. The loss of John and his drive for quality
and professionalism in the ground water industry must inspire us all to do our
part in his memory.” 

See the the Winnipeg Free Press funeral notice.