Archie cherished his early years when life centred around family, church and neighbours. He attended Bethany Bible Institute, Hepburn, Sask., later studying choir conducting, voice and piano at Winnipeg Bible College (now Providence), Otterburne, Man. Archie was a farmer at heart who embraced innovation. Archie and Gwen enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He accepted his failing health with kindness and grace.