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LOEWEN, Benjamin

Benjamin Peter Loewen of Abbotsford, B.C. died Mar. 31, 1993.

He was born Apr. 27, 1941 to Peter and Anna Loewen. He committed his life to Christ at 13. At 16, he was baptized and joined Yarrow (B.C.) MB Church.

He attended Sharon High School in Yarrow and MEl in Clearbrook, B.C. He married Esther in 1964. He graduated from MB Bible College in 1966 and earned teaching credentials from University of British Columbia in 1969. He taught 2 years at Sandspit on the Queen Charlotte Islands, taught in a missionary school in Zain' and then held school administration posts in Sandspit, Topley, B.C. and Burns Lake, B.C.

He earned his M.Ed. from UBC in 1982. He was appointed principal of Margaret Stenersen Elementary School in Abbotsford, B.C., where he could use his French.

Cancer was found in summer, 1991, but he continued work until Mar. 31, 1992.

He is remembered as a person of integrity who modelled strong Christian faith, made his life count and was an exemplary participant in his professional organization, Gideons, his community and his church.

His motto for his last year was Ps. 90:12. He travelled, read, attended seminars, sang in choir, wrote his memoirs and created memories for his family.

His students planted daffodils around the school to celebrate his life.

Predeceased by his father Feb. 23, 1993, he is mourned by his mother; wife; sons Bruce and Charles; daughter Sylvia; 2 brothers and 6 sisters.

The funeral was Apr. 6 1993 in Northview Community Church, with Frank Martens and Vern Heidebrecht ministering.


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