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.