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Edwin Harold Hintz

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At 18, Edwin left the farm in Abbotsford for normal school and University of B.C., Vancouver. He became a much-loved teacher and principal with the Vancouver School Board. Edwin faithfully contributed to the life of the church, including helping found Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship. Edwin and Hedie spent their retirement travelling and volunteering. He struggled good-naturedly with golf and sang with the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir. Edwin had an inquiring mind and was constantly reading, especially on science and politics. His last years involved caring for Hedie through Alzheimer’s disease, and soon after her death, facing his own struggle with cancer – challenges Edwin met with courage and grace.

  • Birth: March 16, 1929
  • Birthplace:
    Waldheim, Sask.
  • Death: November 28, 2015
  • Parents:
    Cornelius & Tina Hintz
  • Married:
    Hedie, 1956 [d. 2013]
  • Family:
    children Carl (Doreen), Susan (Fred) Wieler, Peter (Dagmar); 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
  • Church:
    Point Grey Inter-Mennonite, Vancouver