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HUESKEN, Thelma Mary

Thelma Mary Huesken passed away Nov. 4 2002.

She was born May 24, 1922 to Wilfred and Elizabeth Mower in New Westminster, B.C. She was an accomplished violinist, playing solos in retirement homes, playing for weddings and funerals, and playing with the Melody Ensemble.

She and husband Erwin lived in North Delta for 25 years, moving to acreage in the Columbia Valley in the 1970s. She made home a warm, welcoming place and fed many a haying crew to the point where it was difficult for them to go back to work.

She was a member of Yarrow (B.C.) MB Church, active in the Dorcas-Ruth sewing circle and making quilts for MCC. She was a faithful supporter of Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre, for a number of years corresponding with campers as "Aunt Nettie" as part of the camp's follow-up.

She greatly impacted her family through her prayers, availability and faithfulness. Even while in hospital with leukemia, she continued to encourage others through her conversations and prayers, reminding them of the things that really matter.

She is mourned by Erwin, her husband of 59 years; children Claudia Janzen, David, and Paul, all of Chilliwack, B.C.; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister. The memorial service was Nov. 8 at Yarrow MB Church.


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