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Helen (Toews) Giesbrecht

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Helen’s family settled on a farm in Watrous, Sask., then moved to B.C. in 1946. Helen accepted Jesus into her life at 14. She studied at Yarrow (B.C.) Bible School, graduated from a 4-year course at Abbotsford (B.C.) Bible School, and spent 2 years at MB Bible College, Winnipeg. She attended teachers’ college in Vancouver and began teaching in 1956. Helen and Roland raised 4 children in Vancouver. They retired to Abbotsford. Roland died of pulmonary fibrosis in 1999. Helen was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years later, then with lung cancer in January 2016. At Tabor Court, Abbotsford, she reunited with old friends. Helen was a devoted mother and grandmother, remembered for her faith, joy and love.

  • Birth: June 9, 1927
  • Birthplace:
    Drake, Sask.
  • Death: March 1, 2017
  • Parents:
    Isaac & Katharina Toews
  • Married:
    Roland Giesbrecht, Aug. 4, 1957 [d. Sept. 17, 1999]
  • Family:
    Roland; children Leona Hiebert, Judy Janzen, Lawrence, Jerry; 8 grandchildren
  • Church:
    Culloden MB, Vancouver B.C.; Bakerview MB, Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    Watrous, Sask. June 23, 1944