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Aganetha (Nettie) Neufeld

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Nettie embraced life. She worked hard on the farm and was rewarded by being allowed to go to school. There a Christian teacher introduced her to a loving Jesus. Her family and 13 others moved to Vanderhoof, B.C., to homestead. After helping establish the farm, Nettie worked in a Catholic hospital and took early childhood education by correspondence. At her Vancouver bakery job in 1944, she met her future sister-in-law who brought her to Vancouver MB Church. Nettie joined the choir and youth group, and met the dairy farmer who became the love of her life. Nettie and Paul helped establish Fraserview and Richmond Bethel MB Churches. Nettie had a ministry of hospitality and mentorship. Her home was always open to anyone in need of a place to stay or an ear to listen. After Paul’s death, Nettie moved to White Rock. She suffered a severe heart attack on her way to church Good Friday. Happiest when surrounded by her family, Nettie blessed them with her generous love and passionate involvement.

  • Birth: September 10, 1923
  • Birthplace:
    Schoenfeld, Sask.
  • Death: June 2, 2017
  • Parents:
    Peter & Katherine (Fehr) Giesbrecht
  • Married:
    Paul Neufeld, 1945 [d.]
  • Family:
    children Gordon (Joy), Gwen (Steve Edwards), Rod (Irene), Cathy (Harry Warkentin); 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Vancouver MB; Fraserview, Richmond, B.C.; Richmond Bethel MB