Henry grew up on a farm near Steinbach and attended Bristol (Man.) school for 8 years. He accepted Jesus as Saviour at an early age. He attended Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute. A man with a memorable handshake, Henry loved serving as usher for 30 years at Steinbach MB Church. Here he met Elsie, and they purchased a farm near Bristol. After his 2005 diagnosis of chronic leukemia, Henry farmed 7 more years. Chemo in 2013 sent the cancer into remission, and he continued working. Henry’s greatest joy was farming with his brother and son.