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Helen Krahn

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Helen worked hard on the farm in Abbotsford, B.C. She completed Grade 9 at Philip Sheffield School. She worked as a clerk at Modern Markets. Helen and David raised their family on 100 acres in Aldergrove, B.C. Helen served with a willing heart and hosted many gatherings. She enjoyed her garden and fruit trees. She faithfully served her church. In 1972, Helen and David became owner/operators of Krahn Gravel and Contracting for nearly 20 years, with Helen doing the accounting. In the 1980s, they moved to a 5-acre lot. Helen entered a condo in Abbotsford in 2006. Her last move was to her daughter Sandy’s home in 2012. Helen loved her family.

  • Birth: March 16, 1930
  • Birthplace:
    Pitt Meadows, B.C.
  • Death: March 8, 2017
  • Parents:
    Jacob & Anna Pankratz
  • Married:
    David Krahn, June 15, 1954 [d. 1992]
  • Family:
    children Sandy (Rick) Friesen, Beverly (Lorne) Stobbe, Pat (Grant) Frizke, Gene (Vicky); 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    South Otter (later Hillside), Aldergrove, B.C.; Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.