Maria Loewen

Monday, May 1, 2017

Maria’s family immigrated to Fernheim, Paraguay, in 1929. Six months after arriving in Friedensruh No. 6, Maria’s father died of typhus. Maria’s grandparents moved in. Through their and…

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Susan Fedrau

Monday, May 1, 2017

Susan’s family moved to Yarrow, B.C., in 1941 and established a mixed farm. Susan accepted Jesus as Saviour at 9. After normal school, she took summer classes and…

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Aganetha Warkentin

Monday, May 1, 2017

After leaving Russia, Aganetha’s family spent 4 years in China before immigrating to Brazil. There she met Abram, and they owned businesses and raised cattle. Aganetha and Abram…

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Elizabeth (Betty) Braun

Monday, May 1, 2017

As the family was preparing to immigrate to Canada, Betty was hit by a car and had to stay behind in Russia with her father. They later joined…

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John Berg

Monday, May 1, 2017

John was drafted into the Russian Army in 1941. He was injured by gunfire and taken captive by the German army, who used him as an interpreter since…

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Nettie Wall

Monday, May 1, 2017

Nettie was the first of twins, delivered by her father because the midwife was late. The family was poor; neighbours offered to take one of the babies, but…

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Gerhard (George D.) Dyck

Monday, May 1, 2017

George’s childhood was filled with the adventure of moves to farms across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. He was immediately enchanted with Kathy. After working for Manitoba Sugar Factory,…

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Willi Matz

Monday, May 1, 2017

In 1944, Willi’s family fled to Germany. Willi survived typhus. The family wandering 2 years until arriving at an MCC refugee camp in Berlin. After 4 month, they…

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Robert Grant (Bob) Ardies

Monday, May 1, 2017

Bob grew up in Winnipeg and worked for Emco Supply for 39 years. In 1990, Bob and Rose moved to Nanaimo, B.C., where they began retirement. Later moves…

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Erna Siemens

Monday, May 1, 2017

When Erna was 2 months, her family moved to Mexico. Erna’s father died not long afterward. The family was often hungry. Some of Erna’s half-siblings moved to Canada….

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Harry Lawrence Klassen

Monday, May 1, 2017

Harry loved playing and watching sports. He attended Bethany Bible Institute, Hepburn, Sask., for 2 years. He sang in octets, quartets and choirs at school and church. After…

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Edward Biffart

Monday, May 1, 2017

Edward loved the farm where he earned his living. He enjoyed conducting choral music in church and at Hillcrest Christian College, Medicine Hat, Alta. Edward’s hobbies included fishing,…

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Susana Wiens

Monday, May 1, 2017

Susana’s family immigrated Paraguay in 1930, settling in Friedenruh No. 6. She was unable to attend high school because her mother needed her care. Susana accepted Jesus as…

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Henry Martins

Monday, May 1, 2017

Henry grew up on a farm in Yarrow, B.C. He invited Jesus into his life as a teen and kept his faith for his entire life. At 21,…

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Adena Voth

Monday, May 1, 2017

When Adena was 7-months-old, she lost her mother and went to live with her father’s sister and brother-in-law, who later adopted her. Adena accepted Jesus as Saviour at…

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