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Susie Block

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Susie always had a strong desire to learn. She took Grades 1–8 at Hoffnungsfeld School in Great Deer District. She accepted Jesus at 8. For years, she had doubts and questions, but her faith was reaffirmed at Bethany Bible Institute, Hepburn, Sask. Susie and Jacob were church janitors for 50 years. She served the church as librarian, Sunday school teacher, ladies aid volunteer and deacon. Jacob died shortly after their move to Saskatoon in 1975. Susie was secretary of the Saskatoon City Hospital women’s auxiliary. She gardened, hosted Friendship Bible Coffees and Child Evangelism Clubs, audited classes at University of Saskatchewan and sewed hundreds of blankets for MCC. She had many friends; some of them were books.

  • Birth: May 23, 1918
  • Birthplace:
    Borden, Sask.
  • Death: November 16, 2015
  • Parents:
    Peter & Anna (Derksen) Rempel
  • Married:
    Jacob H. Block, July 26, 1942 [d. Dec. 2, 1975]
  • Family:
    children Irene (John [d. 2013]) Penner, Rosalie (Peter Willms [d. 1971], Ed) Willems, James (Sharon), John D. (Diann), Violet (Murray) Gossen [d. 2009], Karen Nickerson; grandchildren; great-grandchildren including Ethan Willems [d.]
  • Church:
    West Portal, Saskatoon
  • Baptism:
    Borden MB, 1937