Henry CLAASSEN

Henry

Passed into the presence of his Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at MSA Hospital, after a courageous six month battle with cancer.

Henry was born in Prangenau, Germany, on March 9, 1930. In 1951, after the death of his father Henry, his mother and three younger siblings immigrated to Canada and settled in Yarrow, BC. On September 2, 1956 he married his beloved wife Hilda (Froese).

Henry was pastor at the United Mennonite Church in Yarrow for 20 years. They moved to Abbotsford and Henry became Chaplain at the Menno Home where he enjoyed ministering to the elderly until his retirement in 1995. Henry was a skilled and talented gardener and his immaculately manicured yard was a testimony to that. He loved God passionately and that love overflowed to his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed and his family will forever cherish their memories of him.

Henry was predeceased by his parents, a sister in infancy and grand-daughter Lindsay.

Henry will be remembered by his dear and faithful wife of 48 years, Hilda, and his children: Norm (Irene) and their children Breanne; Jeffrey and Mitchell; Barb (Ron Martens) and their children Mike and his wife Meagan, Scott, Kristin and Josh; Marlene (Gerald Janzen) and their children Erin, Brad and Tyler; Don (Alana) and their children Alyssa and Jaiden and great grand-daughter Brooklyn.

Viewing will be held on Monday, December 27 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Northview Community Church, 32040 Downes Rd. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 28 at 11:00 am at Northview Community Church, 32040 Downes Rd. Interment to follow at Maclure Rd. Cemetery, Abbotsford, BC, Pastor Jim Ratzlaff officiating.

Wiebe & Jeske

Funeral Directors

in care of arrangements

604-859-5885