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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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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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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Elfrieda Poetker

Monday, May 1, 2017

Elfrieda was a teacher for more than 29 years, taking a 10-year break to raise her children. She met Peter at church. They enjoyed travelling. Elfrieda volunteered for…

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Helene Neufeld

Monday, May 1, 2017

When she was 4, Helene’s family immigrated to Canada, settling in Niverville, Man. At Carmichael Elementary, she learned to memorize Scripture. She earned a week at a Canadian…

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Pauline (Paula) Rosa Bovair

Monday, May 1, 2017

Paula lived near Medstead, Sask., all her life. She became a study supervisor, working in the school when no teachers were available. Paula and Jim were married a…

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Elfrieda (Kopp) Braun

Monday, May 1, 2017

Frieda’s family moved to Yarrow, B.C., in 1943 and to Vancouver in 1954. She met Rudy at Vancouver MB Church. In the 1970s, Rudy and Frieda were both…

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Elizabeth Sawatsky

Monday, May 1, 2017

Elizabeth’s fami­­­ly immigrated to Canada in 1928, settling near Fairholm, Sask. She enjoyed math at Jackpine School, but she was happy to stop at Grade 6 and work…

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Erika Falk

Monday, May 1, 2017

Erika and Ben raised their children in Black Creek, B.C. They moved to Abbotsford, B.C., in 1980 to be closer to grandchildren. They were active in Central Height…

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Elizabeth (Beth) Funk

Monday, May 1, 2017

Beth loved Jesus and served him enthusiastically at Killarney Park MB Church, the MCC thrift shop and Ten Thousand Villages, including off-site sales. Her family will carry on…

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