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Henry Klassen

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obit-henry-klassenHenry and Margaret met at normal school in Vancouver. He taught 30 years at Mennonite Educational Institute, Abbotsford, followed by 2 years at Chongqing (China) Medical University. He concluded his career with 15 years of teaching inmates for Corrections Canada, quipping that he’d finally found his captive audience. Henry was a tireless volunteer for MCC’s annual relief sale. A charter member, Henry served Bakerview MB for 50 years. He was a loving husband, an encouraging grandfather and great-grandfather, his daughters’ greatest cheerleader.

  • Birth: September 8, 1930
  • Birthplace:
    Dunrae, Man.
  • Death: July 15, 2016
  • Parents:
    Kornelius & Helena (Ratzlaff) Klassen
  • Married:
    Margaret Neumann, 1954
  • Family:
    Margaret; daughters Kathy Peters, Karen (Ken) Welsh, Lynn (Mark) DuMerton, Lori (Norm) Nickel, Jean (Harv) Bergen; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Bakerview MB, Abbotsford, B.C.