Abram Tilitzky was born on September 9, 1920 in Einlage, Russia, the youngest of seven children, to Gerhard and Elisabeth (Giesbrecht) Tilitzky. He passed into the presence of his Lord on October 04, 2011 at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. At the age of 5 Abram left Russia and arrived in Canada with his widowed mother and his siblings at the Port of Quebec aboard the Montclair. The family settled near the town of Herbert, Saskatchewan where Abram attended school and as a young man, together with his brothers and sisters, helped to support his mother by working on nearby farms. At the age of 19 he met the love of his life, Susan Harder, at the local Mennonite Church and together they forged a bond that was to last for over 70 years. Following a five year courtship they were married on June 25, 1944 in Herbert Saskatchewan. Always a hard worker Abram supported his wife and growing family by whatever means possible and at the same time used his love for music and his amazing bass voice to serve God in the church and on radio singing in a male quartet. In 1950 together, with his wife and two small children, he moved to BC and settled in Clearbrook where with his talent in sales, that he had developed selling door to door in Saskatchewan, he had no trouble finding work. In 1954, together with his wife Susan, he opened Abe’s Furniture and Appliances. In BC the family grew to eight; three daughters and three sons. His love for people and his unmatched generosity left a legacy that is still spoken of today. Abe leaves behind Susan, his loving wife of 67 years; daughters Sharon Funk (Len); Susan Falk (Jack); Beverly Johnston (Robert); sons Paul Tilitzky (Florinda Clifford); Michael Tilitzky (Marion Syme); and Richard Tilitzky (Vicki). He also leaves behind twelve grandchildren; Sherry Redekop, Len Funk Jr., Stephanie Konrad, Michele Gingras, Jacqueline Block, Andrea Fikkert, Janine Neufeld, Clarance Tilitzky, Liam Tilitzky, Amy Tilitzky, Jason Tilitzky, and Jodi Tilitzky; eighteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Abram was predeceased by both of his parents and all of his siblings. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on October 11, 2011 at Level Ground, (formerly West Abbotsford Church), 31216 King Road, Abbotsford BC. Online condolences may be given at www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com. Woodlawn Funeral Home


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