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Henry Petkau

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When Henry was 9, the family moved to a farm in Virgil, Ont. He committed his life to Jesus as a teen and was baptized in the Niagara River. Henry was in the first graduating class of Eden High School, St Catharines, Ont. He earned teachers’ certification, a B.A, an MEd, and a PhD in educational psychology. Henry was an elementary teacher and principal in St. Catharines, and a professor at Brock University College of Education for 18 years. He served as a Sunday school teacher, church committee member, and moderator, and on Ontario, Canadian, and General Conference MB boards. In 1985, Henry retired from teaching to become interim pastor at Richmond (B.C.) Bethel Church. He was campus administrator at MB Bible College, Winnipeg, for 2 years, then interim pastor at Glencairn MB, Kitchener, Ont., and Scott Street MB and Fairview MB, St. Catharines. Henry loved sports and music. A loving father and grandpa, Henry most cherished his relationship with Aggie. Full of humour, he enjoyed his friendships, loved his family unconditionally, and put God first.

  • Birth: February 17, 1928
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  • Death: February 24, 2013
  • Parents:
    Peter & Maria (Block) Petkau
  • Married:
    Agnes (Aggie) Durksen, June 21, 1952
  • Family:
    Agnes; children Bev Larmour (Brian), Terry (Audrey), Dave (Judy), Laurie Reimer (Ernie), Julie Wall (Ken), Chris (Gwen); 18 grandchildren