Abe’s family immigrated to Canada in 1924, settling in Coaldale, Alta. The family was poor, but counted their blessings: freedom, extended family, church and each other. He worked at CO camps in Alberta during WWII. Abe was the first graduate of MB Collegiate Institute, Winnipeg, in 1947. He earned a BA from University of Manitoba in 1950 and an education diploma in 1951. Abe completed a 30-year math teaching career at Churchill High School, Winnipeg. Abe loved Mennonite history. He played violin and sang in choirs. Abe was a self-taught builder, electrician and plumber. He was chairman of McIvor Avenue MB Church’s building committee, deacon and statistician at McIvor and North Kildonan MB churches, and secretary of NKMB’s council and the MB conference. Known for his attention to detail and love of math, Abe spent his last moments calculating numbers. He was the solid foundation of his family.