November 2, 1920 – October 18, 2015
The oldest of 8 children, David, whose parents were from Russian immigrant families, was raised on the farm near Borden Saskatchewan. After Bethany Bible School and Alternative Service during WWII, he married a local girl, Rosie Anna Rempel in 1949 and entered church ministry. He served as pastor at Compass MB Church 1950 – 1957. With three small children and a move to Winnipeg, David completed high school (having only completed grade 9 prior). A fourth child was added as David received his BTheol degree at the age of 40 and his BA two years later. David and Rosie will pastor various churches the last being South Abbotsford MB Church in BC. In 1972 David became a Real Estate Agent. David and Rosie served as chaplains at Tabor Home in Clearbrook 1982 – 1986. The Lord took Rosie Anna Nickel home in 1996. Having known each other since they were young adults, Irene (Willems) Tilitzky and David married in 1997. They resided in Garden Park Tower for the rest of David’s days sharing travel, church, prayer meetings, choirs, and volunteering. Service was held October 28th 2015 at Bakerview Church in Abbotsford.
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