After Grade 8, Abe stayed home to help on the farm. Abe attended Bible school in Gem. He served the church’s choir and committees. He liked bowling, team roping and horseshoes – which he skillfully played for 25 years. Abe enjoyed watching his sons participate in 4-H, hockey, volleyball and basketball. He took pride in their accomplishments. Abe and Esther retired from farming in 2002, moving to an acreage in Gem. At 77, he took up curling, playing 9 years until his health prevented him. Though his world became small, he took joy in his grandchildren.