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Victor Adrian died May 14, 2024, at the age of 96. He was predeceased by his wife Helen in 2013. He was also predeceased by all of his siblings: Ella (2001), John (2020), Elfrida (1924), and Fred (2015). Victor was born May 23, 1927, to Johann and Katherina Adrian. He married Helen Schellenberg July 17, 1954. Together they had 5 children: Elaine (Stu), Wes (Rhonda), Tim (Barbara), Mark (Serena) and Matt (Janet). He enjoyed his 15 grandchildren and his 14 great-grandchildren. He served as instructor, and later president, of Mennonite Brethren Bible College from 1967-1972. After a sabbatical year, he joined Ontario Bible College as president; there he also founded Ontario Theological Seminary. He then served as director of Mennonite Brethren Missions/Services International from 1983-1992, at which time he retired. Victor loved theology. Reading and studying the Bible was an anchor point of his daily life. He continued to lead Bible study groups well into retirement. He also loved tennis and snooker, as well as golf, which he played into his 90s.

  • Birth: May 23, 1927
  • Birthplace:
    Rosenort, Man.
  • Death: May 14, 2024
  • Parents:
    Johann & Katherina Adrian
  • Married:
    Helen Elsie Schellenberg, July 17, 1954 [d. May 11, 2013]
  • Family:
    children Elaine (Stu), Wes (Rhonda), Tim (Barbara), Mark (Serena), Matt (Janet); 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    River East MB, Winnipeg