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Deaths-Henry-AbrahamsWhen Henry was 2, his family immigrated to Canada, settling in Leamington, Ont. After they moved to Vineland, Ont., Henry worked at the basket factory in Beamsville, Ont. He gave his heart to God at a young age, and church remained important to him. Henry had many stories of his time as a conscientious objector at a lumber camp in northern Ontario. With a passion for music, he moved to Toronto to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He loved to recount his experiences in Toronto as a hospital elevator operator and a chocolate factory worker. When Henry returned to Vineland, he met Eva and they married. Until his retirement in 1988, he served General Motors 40 years. He worked hard to support 7 children, taking a second job as a roofer with his brother. He taught many young men, including his sons, roofing skills. Henry sang tenor in the church choir and Niagara Male Chorus. After retiring, he enjoyed biking, swimming, gardening and bowling with friends. Henry loved his children equally and unconditionally. His favourite verse was James 1:12. A quiet, compassionate man with a sense of humour, even in long-term care, he sustained a thankful heart.

  • Birth: July 4, 1923
  • Birthplace:
    Mare, Crimea, Russia
  • Death: January 15, 2015
  • Parents:
    Henry & Agatha (Brown) Abrahams
  • Married:
    Eva Krahn, June 27, 1948 [d.]
  • Family:
    children Ruth Welch, Barb (David) Allan, Esther, Ken (Charlene), Marlene (Andy) Lardner, Andrew (Ingrid), Ron (Rose); 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings
  • Church:
    Grantham MB, St. Catharines, Ont.
  • Baptism:
    Vineland, Ont., July 30, 1944