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Susan Willms

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Susan Willms died Aug. 25, 2009. She was born Aug. 6, 1921 in Orenburg, Russia to Jakob and Susanna Dueck. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1926, settling on a farm in Coaldale, Alta. Susan accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized, and joined Coaldale MB Church. At 15, she experienced the traumatic death of her mother. A few years later, her stepmother also died and Susan was thrust into the role of homemaker for her younger siblings. She met Abram Willms at Bible school in Coaldale and they married in 1943. They lived for a few years in Pincher Creek, Alta., and Kelowna, B.C., eventually settling in Calgary. Susan’s life centred around her role as wife and mother, and her deep Christian faith which often manifested itself in family hymn singing. She delighted in seeing her children’s families grow. Her greatest joy was in giving to others. Predeceased by Abram in 1993; Susan is mourned by children Bertha, Elizabeth, Luella, Don, Kevin; grandchildren.

  • Birth: August 6, 1921
  • Birthplace:
    Orenburg, Russia
  • Death: August 25, 2009
  • Parents:
    Jakob and Susanna Dueck
  • Married:
    Abram Willms, 1943
  • Family:
    Children Bertha, Elizabeth, Luella, Don, Kevin; grandchildren.