at Abbotsford on January 9, 2006, Jacob ‘Opa’ Harder in his 101st year, late of Abbotsford, B.C. Born April 20, 1905 at Delinsk, Samara, Russia. Emigrated to Canada in 1926. Married his loving and devoted wife, Mary at Allingham, Alberta in 1931; Mary predeceased him in 1993. He was a longtime respected and beloved resident of Yarrow, BC from 1939 until 1989. He is survived by seven children: daughters Eleanor Noel, Abbotsford, Eileen (Al) Maier, Sardis, Sheila (James) George, North Vancouver; sons Al (Ruth) Murrieta, California, Arnold (Lorlita), Vancouver, Ernie (Mary), Vancouver, Stanley (Nancy) Abbotsford; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, eight great great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces, nephews and an extended family of relatives and special community friends. His exemplary life will inspire us always.
A Memorial Service will be held at Yarrow Alliance Church, 42479 Yarrow Central Road, Friday, January 13, 2006 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ebenezer Home, 33433 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 1K8