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Henry Duerksen

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When Henry was 5, his family immigrated to Canada, settling in Fannystelle and finally in Holmfield, Man., where he completed Grade 8. At 14, he left home to work and accepted Jesus as Saviour. He and Margaret became friends, then sweethearts while he was working on a farm. They began married life in a fixed-up granary near Smith Hill, Man. Henry never shied away from a challenge. He loved farming with his son Ron and grandsons Ryan and Trevor. Even after Henry and Margaret moved into Killarney, Man., he continued to farm full-time. He was grateful to God for family, health and the freedom to worship God. Henry earned his pilot’s licence and bought his first plane at 50. His children often saw him reading his Bible. Henry strived to learn and understand God’s Word.

  • Birth: December 5, 1922
  • Birthplace:
  • Death: October 9, 2015
  • Parents:
    Henry & Mary Duerksen
  • Married:
    Margaret Giesbrecht, Dec. 15, 1944 [d. August 2010]
  • Family:
    children Ken (Dorothy), Rita May, Ron (Gail), Sharon (Gord) Reimer, Vi (Wally) Hall; 12 grandchildren including Brad Reimer [d.]; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 siblings
  • Church:
    Lakeview, Killarney, Man.
  • Baptism:
    Holmfield MB, as a teen