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Henry Teichrob

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_0011_Henry TeichrobWhen Henry’s family was denied entry into Canada, they spent 2 years subsistence farming in Mexico. After being sponsored to come to Canada, they farmed in Indian Head, Sask. Henry became a devoted Christian at 14 through W.H. Brooks’ radio programs. He taught in Avonlea, Zehner and Rosart, Sask., before his 11 years at Caronport (Sask.) High School. Henry graduated from UBC with a BA in math and history and from University of Saskatchewan with a degree in science and administration. In Regina, Henry was science department head at Thom Collegiate and vice-principal at Martin Collegiate. In 1972, Henry and Freda were called to travel to hundreds of churches in North America and Europe to teach seminars on “Christian reality.” After recovering from a heart attack, Henry became business manager for the Alliance Benevolent Society and launched Allied Property Management. Henry was an Abbotsford school board trustee, city councillor and deputy mayor. He was involved in securing land for the University of the Fraser Valley and the Abbotsford Regional Hospital, building a new Abbotsford library and bringing in public transit. Henry was treasurer at Clearbrook MB, trustee of the MSA Museum Society and advisor to the Mennonite Historical Society. He taught many seniors to use a computer and completed 150 tax returns for free each spring. He wrote his family’s history and essays on prayer and culture. Henry had multiple strokes, beginning in 2012.

  • Birth: July 5, 1924
  • Birthplace:
    Schoenwiese, Barnaul, Siberia
  • Death: March 19, 2016
  • Parents:
    David & Maria Teichrob
  • Married:
    Freda Hiebert, 1945
  • Family:
    Freda; children Lynn, Barbara [d. 1977], Gerry (Ruth); 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson
  • Church:
    Faith Baptist; Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.