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Arthur (Art) Peter Redekop

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Art spent a large portion of life as a missionary in Nigeria with SIM. The first half of his career was as Bible teacher and principal of a Bible school where his passion for teaching was realized. It was rewarding for him to see national graduates serving as pastors, council leaders, and Bible teachers. SIM asked Art to assume more administrative duties, first as district superintendent and then as director of SIM, Nigeria. Upon his retirement to Abbotsford in 1988, Art continued to be an ambassador and prayer warrior for SIM. He supported Clearbrook MB Church by leading home groups and Sunday services at senior homes. He spent much time caring for his family and volunteering in his community. Arthur’s mobility decreased; his love for reading God’s Word remained constant. Visitors to Tabor Court usually found him reading his Bible and praying for missionaries. Over his last year, he often expressed a desire to meet his Lord and Saviour.


  • Birth: July 29, 1923
  • Birthplace:
    Main Centre, Sask
  • Death: March 4, 2018
  • Parents:
    Peter F. & Justina (Schroeder) Redekop
  • Married:
    Helen Wiebe, Aug. 30, 1950 [d. 2003]; Evelyn Alma (Evie) Robinson [d. 2016]
  • Family:
    children Murray (Dianne), Mark (Jocelyn), Judith Anne [d. in infancy], Julianna [d. in infancy]; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings
  • Church:
    Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.