Eduard Bauch died Oct. 15, 2010. He was born Aug. 3, 1927 in Neu Lustdorf, Ukraine to Wilhelm and Sinaida (Zindler) Bauch. After surviving famine, war, and separation from his family, he reunited with them in Germany after WWII. He immigrated to Canada in 1952, where he met Elsie Dyck. Eduard and Elsie married Sept. 5, 1954. In 1966, they moved from Vancouver to Abbotsford, B.C., where they managed a successful berry and broiler-breeder chicken farm. In 1979, the Bauchs moved to Langley, B.C. There they raised broiler chickens. After retiring in 1992, Eduard and Elsie enjoyed trips to Arizona, Europe, South America, Mexico, and Hawaii. They moved to Clearbrook, Winfield, and then back to Abbotsford. Eduard accepted the Lord Jesus and was baptized on confession of faith. In Abbotsford, Eduard and Elsie became members of Clearbrook MB Church. Eduard served the Lord and the church faithfully, including ushering for 14 years. After Eduard began experiencing the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease, he moved to Menno Place in 2007. Eduard is mourned by Elsie; children Richard (Jan), Dora (Don) Hall, Bernie, Ted (Laverne); 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 sister.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.