George Toews

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Transitions-George ToewsGeorge lived fully committed to following Jesus. At Portage Avenue Church, Winnipeg, he earned the Boys’ Brigade’s highest award, the Herald of Christ. At his 1977 graduation from Winnipeg Bible College (Providence University College), George received his MDiv, a preaching award and the honour of valedictorian. Pastoring in The Pas, Mather, Manitou, Rosenort and Winnipeg, Man. fulfilled his two greatest passions: preaching the Word and loving people. George enjoyed cross-country skiing, camping and water sports; he even converting his cedar-strip canoe to a sailboard. He loved attending jazz concerts with his family. George died of amyloidosis while serving as lead pastor of Portage Avenue Church. A pastor to the end, he shared Jesus with everyone who visited him in palliative care.

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  • Birth: July 26, 1952
  • Birthplace:
    Winnipeg
  • Death: May 14, 2014

  • Parents:
    Walter & Louise Toews
  • Married:
    Carla Rischer, June 15, 1974
  • Family:
    Carla; children Joel (Colleen), Kristen (Gareth) Thiessen, Jonathan (Kimberly); 5 grandchildren; mother & stepfather; 1 brother
  • Church:
    Portage Avenue, Winnipeg