When Korny was 14, his family moved to Brazil. At 17, he committed his life to Jesus and was baptized into the MB church. He developed his work ethic when he was employed as a farm hand for 10 years. Just before Korny and Tina’s third wedding anniversary, a house fire destroyed all they owned, except the immigration papers their uncle Arthur rescued. Five days later, they welcomed their second child. In 1965, they immigrated to Vancouver, where they had 2 more children, and Korny began his 35-year construction career. He received the reward of taking joy in his labour (Ecclesiastes 2:10). Outgoing and generous, Korny could often be heard sharing what he read in his Bible that morning or bragging about his family and his tomatoes.