Henry Neumann of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away July 6, 1999.
He was born Feb. 3, 1911 to Heinrich Dietrich and Sarah Neumann in Grünfeld, Slavograd, Siberia. At 12, he had a personal experience with Christ. His desire was to serve the Lord faithfully, but he had difficulty living as a Christian while working away from home.
In 1926 the family moved to Canada. His education was cut short, and he worked on various farms in Saskatchewan. In 1931 he moved to British Columbia and worked on farms in the Yarrow/Chilliwack area.
He married Kay Wiebe Oct. 20, 1935. He rededicated his life to the Lord Dec. 31, 1935. Shortly after, they were both baptized, joining Yarrow MB Church.
In 1940 they moved to Vancouver, where he worked in the lumber industry for 20 years and then for the city of Vancouver for 25 years.
Kay died Jan. 25, 1989.
He married Anne Dyck May 26, 1990.
He is mourned by Anne; children Don, Hilda Klassen and Dean; stepsons Irvin and Jim Dyck; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral was July 12 in Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford, with Henry Thiessen and Ross Johnston ministering.