STOBBE, Mary (nee Froese)

On June 24, 2011 in her 86th year, Mary Stobbe, passed away peacefully at Menno Home in Abbotsford, BC. She was the oldest of 12 children, and was born in Steinfeld, Russia on August 28, 1925. When Mary was 2 months old, her family immigrated to Canada, and made their home in Sperling, Manitoba. In 1946 they moved to Abbotsford, BC. She married Henry Stobbe on November 10, 1953 and together they had 4 children. Ron Stobbe, Sharon (John) Hildebrandt, Glenn (Dora) Stobbe and Kathleen (Geoff) Wusyk. She was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 40 years and her brothers, Hank and Jake Froese. Mary dedicated her life to helping others, and founded Helping Hands Ministry, where they baled and shipped clothes for needy people all around the world. She loved and served her God with a huge heart and an amazing sense of humor. Although she will be deeply missed, we rejoice in the fact that she is now able to spend eternity praising her Saviour. The family wish to thank the loving staff at Menno Home for all the care they gave Mary. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 29th at 11:00 am at Clearbrook MB Church. Donations in memory of Mary may be made for Helping Hands through Clearbrook MB Church.

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