When Werner was 6, his family moved to B.C., settling first in Black Creek, then in Arnold, where he met Margaret. Werner was a teacher, and later, a social worker. He enjoyed riding motorcycle, playing organ, fishing, oil painting and writing. He started a woodcarving club, which became Central Fraser Valley Woodcarvers. Whenever he could, he helped his children around their homes. Werner and Margaret served on Bakerview’s catering committee, in the seniors’ choir and as deacons. Werner led a seniors’ Bible study and started a seniors’ program at Bakerview. He retired in 1988 but continued to work part-time as an adoption study worker and volunteered at MCC. He organized seniors’ bus tours to the theatre in Chemainus, B.C.