Nettie’s family immigrated to Dalmeny, Sask., when she was young and settled in Coaldale, Alta., in 1934. She accepted Christ at 14 and was baptized. After graduating from Galt School of Nursing, Lethbridge, Alta., and MB Bible College, Winnipeg, Nettie went on to study midwifery, French, and tropical diseases. She served 18 years in DR Congo as a missionary nurse until the rebellion. Upon her return to Africa, Nettie worked 5 years in a Bible bookstore. She became fluent in 5 languages. In 1970, she came back to Canada because of a detached retina. For 18 years, she corresponded with 1,300 children as Mailbox Bible Club writer, sponsored by the Alberta MB conference. After retirement, she continued writing children’s books and Bible lessons for African pastors as long as health permitted. Nettie touched many with her gentle, compassionate spirit. People felt her service was never about her, always about Christ.