Abraham FALK

Falk, Abraham H. July 27, 1936 – July 9, 2014. Abraham H. Falk was born in Abbotsford, BC on July 27, 1936 to Henry and Margaret Falk, and grew up in a Godly, loving, and happy home. Working hard was important, so he took ‘early graduation’ in grade 9 from MEI. Abe gave his life to Jesus at 12 years old, and at 19 was baptized in Stewart Creek in Yarrow. At 17, he worked up the courage to ask Jessie Froese to go roller skating. Courting for a short time, they married on August 11, 1957 at South Abbotsford MB Church. Children Janice Lynn was born in 1958, Kenneth Allen in 1959, and Carol Anne in 1964. Abe’s commitment to his family was monumental – his children never lacked for anything that really mattered – love, relationship, guidance, and Dad loving on Mom were abundant! The marriage example set by Abe & Jessie is truly that demonstrated by Christ loving the church, and giving Himself up for her. On April 8, 1978, Janice married Ron Born, and they had 4 children; November 18, 1978, Ken married Iris Friesen, and they had 5 children; December 27, 1983, Carol married Paul Dick, and they had 2 children. Abe & Jessie partnered with their children in a family farm, creating an idyllic environment for the grandkids to grow up. Most importantly it gave Abe an influential role in his grandkid’s lives. Abe was always involved in music, playing guitar and leading singing was his passion and joy. That has been passed along to many of his children and grandchildren and is sure to live on in future generations. His hobby was his dog kennel, raising mostly white German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers, passing on his love of dogs to his children and grandchildren as well. Church was always a very important part of Abe’s life; his dedication and commitment to serve the Lord with his whole heart was clearly evident. A passion for people to come to know Jesus was always front and center as they were deacons at South Abbotsford Church for over 40 years. Abe was never scared to try new things, growing berries of every variety, vegetables, hay, grains, dairy, chickens, hogs, ducks, geese, and more! Over the years, Abe was involved in various businesses, including contracting, marketing, and custom work. Travelling widely, their heart was moved by the people in Cuba, and together with a loving Care Group they supported many families with things we in Canada consider basic needs. As early as 2006, Dad began to notice changes in his balance. In 2010 with rapid advancement of the illness, the Movement Disorder Clinic at UBC diagnosed him with Progressive Supra- uclear Palsy, for which there is no known cure or treatment. A quick and continued deterioration in his physical health occurred since that time. While his physical health declined, his attitude and love of life definitely did not! He remained positive and happy, teasing Mom and the hospital staff right up until minutes before he passed into the presence of his Lord. Abraham is survived by his wife Jessie, daughter Janice (& Ron Born), son Ken & Iris), daughter Carol (& Paul Dick), 11 Grandchildren (and their spouses), and 23 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers John (& Hilda), Peter (& Sandra), Ben (and Pat), sisters Erna (& Walter Janzen), Marge (& Mel Weick), and Ev (& George Falk, deceased). Abraham is predeceased by his parents Henry & Margaret Falk, his sister Elsie, and his youngest brother George. A celebration of Abe’s life will be held at South Abbotsford MB Church, at 11:00 AM on Wednesday July 16, 2014. Interment services for family and closest friends will be held at the South Poplar Cemetery at 9:00 AM on the same day. A viewing will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Abbotsford on Tuesday July 15 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM for friends and family, and from 8:00 to 9:00 PM for immediate family only. Donations may be made to Multi-Nation Missions Foundation in support of work done in partnership with the La Fe Apostolica Church in Mantanzas, Cuba.

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