Henry H. Derksen


Henry H. Derksen died Sept. 24, 2008. He was born Jan. 4, 1921 in southern Russia to Henry and Anna Derksen. In 1927, the family moved to Canada, settling on a farm near Khedive, Sask. In 1939, Henry went to Bible school in Swift Current, Sask., where his experiences re-oriented his life and set him on a lifelong journey of faith and service. He married Elizabeth Nickel Oct. 4, 1942. They farmed in a number of Saskatchewan communities until 2001, when Henry and Elizabeth moved to Swift Current. Henry was motivated by curiosity, empathy, and love. Predeceased by 3 sisters; 1 grandson; 1 great-grandson; he is mourned by Elizabeth; children Shirley (Hildor) Braun, Betty (Ed) Nickel, John (Kristen), Hazel (Ray) Scheirer, Judy (Bernie) Friesen, Dennis (Vickie), Faith (Dennis) Klassen; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Sept. 28 at Bridgeway Community Church, Swift Current, Sask.

  • Birth: January 4, 1921
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  • Death: September 24, 2008

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