It is with great sadness that we notify you that Ted Friesen passed away this morning after a battle with leukemia. Diagnosed in August 2011, Ted and his family battled the leukemia with grace and courage.
Ted joined PJ Trailers in 1999. Over the next 13 years, in dispatch and in sales, Ted became an invaluable member of the PJ Trailer team. His ability to configure stacks of trailers was legendary within PJ Trailers and will be missed. As anyone who spent time with Ted will confirm, Ted was a deeply caring and sincere man, never putting business before the personal needs of his dealers or his coworkers. He had the ability to connect with everyone on a level that surpassed that of just a business relationship. It was a blessing for the entire PJ Trailer team to have Ted spend some time in the office in the last several weeks.
Ted has two daughters who currently work for PJ Trailers. Michelle works in our dispatch office and Kaylene is our receptionist. He also has a son-in-law, Jamie (Michelle’s husband) who works in our plant. Ted and his family will always be a huge part of the PJ Trailer family. Please join us in praying for Ted’s family and friends.