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Tina Harder of Clearbrook B.C. passed away August 16th, 1991 at the age of 100 years.

She was born August 21, 1890 in Russia. Her father died and she realized her need of Christ. She accepted him at 18 and was baptized. Luke 10:20 was given to her. She desired to serve the Lord and went to work at the orphanage in Grosweide, Molotschna. Here she met and married John A. Harder, son of the orphanage founder. The communists took over the orphanage, and they immigrated to Canada in 1924.

They moved back and forth and the years were difficult. She supported Jon as minister of the congregation in Yarrow BC until 1947.

They had a great interest in foreign missions. They pastured Black Creek (B.C.) MB Church for 3 years before retiring to Clearbrook.

John died in 1964. She spent her last 19 years in the Tabor Home in Clearbrook. She became increasingly grateful and adapted readily to changing conditions, but longed to go home.

She is mourned by her children, John (Laura), Fred (Gerry), Lilie (Leagh Hartwell), Rose (George Braun) , David (Sandra) and Berta (Albert Dueck); 27 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Mary Kaethler of Clearbrook.

Funeral was August 21st, 1991 in Clearbrook MB Church with Rev. J.E. Klassen and Rev. H.H. Epp ministering. Active pallbearers are Ken Harder, Ralph Harder, Brad Braun, Noel Harder, Anthony McCord and Ray Dueck. Birthday cake was served to the guests after the internment at Maclure Road Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Board of M.B. Foreign Missions will be gratefully accepted.


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