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If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

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Our Valued Staff

We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We promise to work with you and your family in your time of need to create the perfect memorial service for your loved one. We will be here for you today, as well as tomorrow.


Harry Froese, Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: 204-339-5555
Fax: 204-339-5225

Formerly of Klassen Funeral Home and Doyles Funeral Chapels (Carman and Morden), Harry has served over 25 years in funeral service.  He had been a teacher locally in Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute and also overseas in Nigeria with Mennonite Central Committee.  He is married to Lorna and they have one daughter.

Adina Vogt, Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: 204-339-5555
Fax: 204-339-5225

Adina is a valued member of the Friends team; formerly of Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens and Neil Bardal Funeral Chapels. She is married to Stacy with one adult son. Adina is an executive member of the MFSA ( Manitoba Funeral Service Association).

Kristin Buchalter, Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: 204-339-5555
Fax: 204-339-5225

Kristin joined the Friends team in 2013 .  Formerly of Klassen Funeral Chapel and Glen Eden Funeral Home, Kristin has over 15 years of experience in funeral service, and is pleased to be back with her Friends! Kristin is married to Bryan, and together they have three lovely daughters, and keep very active in their West St. Paul Community.

Jotham Koslowsky, Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: 204-339-5555
Fax: 204-339-5225

Jotham joined the Friends staff in 2017 and graduated from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2018.  He is a third generation funeral director who follows in the footsteps of his father Harold Koslowsky, uncle Harry Froese, and great-uncle Walter Klassen.  He is married to Lindsay, and they have three young children.

Danielle Froese, Apprentice
Office Phone: 204-339-5555
Fax: 204-339-5225

Danielle joined the staff at Friends in 2015, and is currently a student at the Canadian College of Funeral Service.  

Betty Plett, Office Administrator
Office Phone: 204-339-5555
Fax: 204-339-5225

Formerly manager of Ten Thousand Villages, Betty is married to Willy and they have three children and their families.

Laurie Kozak, Office Administrator
Office Phone: 204-339-5555
Fax: 204-339-5225

Laurie is married to Michael and together they have one son, two dogs and a cat.

Barbara Mueller, Reception Hostess

Barb is married to Helmut and they have four children and their families.

John Olfert, Funeral Attendant

Former manager of Logic Division and Palliser Furniture, John is married to Agnes  and they have three children and their families.

Mary Bergmann, Reception Hostess

Recently retired from the Children's Hospital as a Child Life Therapist, Mary is married to Henry and they have two children and their families.

Gerhard Friesen, Funeral attendant

Gerhard  has recently retired from church ministry. He is married to Mary. He enjoys time with his children and grandchildren.

Heather Link- Kubas, Hair stylist

Heather owns and operates Heather's Hair Care and she has two teenaged sons.

Friends Funeral Service Staff

From left to right:
Standing: Kristin Buchalter, Danielle Froese, Laurie Kozak,
Adina Vogt, Heather Link-Kubas, Gerhard Friesen
Sitting:  John Olfert, Barbara Mueller, Harry Froese,
Jotham Koslowsky, Betty Plett
Missing:  Mary Bergmann



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(204) 339-5555 2146 Main Street | Winnipeg, MB R2V 3S5 | Fax: (204) 339-5225 | Email: info@friendsfs.ca