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Johan (John) Heier

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Deaths-Johan&Florence-HeierJohan (John) Heier    

Oct. 19, 1931–Jan. 7, 2015

John told God if God would allow him to attend Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute, that he would accept him as Saviour. Bible school was the start of John’s spiritual pilgrimage, where he realized he wanted to teach. On a summer assignment with MCC in London, Ont., John met Florence. They moved to northern Ontario for 2 years when John took his first principal/teaching position. After relocating to St. Catharines, John completed his university degree by extension while working as a principal/teacher in the Niagara area. John and Florence enjoyed travelling together. John had a servant’s heart and loved to work with his hands. He volunteered at Fairview MB Church, Camp Cherith, a women’s shelter, Meals on Wheels, as a Big Brother and on short-term mission trips. John believed God glorifies himself through our strengths and weaknesses. He lived the motto: “What we do in this life echoes in eternity.”

  • Birth: October 19, 1931
  • Birthplace:
    Steinbach, Manitoba
  • Death: January 7, 2015
  • Parents:
    Franz & Anna (Harms) Heier
  • Married:
    Florence Redekop, Aug. 17, 1957
  • Family:
    children Kathryn (Ken) Siemens, Lori (Brian) Hooper, Wes (Kimberly); 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild; 6 siblings
  • Church:
    Fairview MB, St. Catharines, Ont.