Racile passed away into the presence of her Lord on April 21, 2015.
Very recently she was privileged to celebrate with family and friends the milestone of 90 years – a life filled with the blessings of God and shared with others.
Racile was born February 26, 1925 in Portland, Oregon but grew up in Alhambra, CA.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Orval and Edythe nee Mings and her older brother Rowland. She is survived by her loving husband Ken, sister-in-law Betty Jo Mings, four siblings and their spouses: Mary (Ken), Marvin (Rae Ann), David (Gail), Gail (Jim) – all living on the west coast USA.
Racile and her husband Ken have been career missionaries for 66 years serving with WEC International – 25 years in North India in student ministry and then as Canadian directors of the mission. In 1993 they made Abbotsford their semi-retirement home and have a continuing ministry at GATEWAY Training for Cross-Cultural Service.
As news of Racile’s homegoing has spread around the world tributes have come from everywhere. Again and again, those with whom she worked made mention of Racile’s quiet and gentle spirit coupled with gracious serving of others, as what they will always remember. More important than this is the commendation she has received from her Lord and Saviour, “Well done thou good and faithful servant:
Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
A Celebration of Racile’s Life will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC (Corner of Bluejay and Maclure).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to WEC International for Gateway training. Gateway is a ministry of WEC International Canada, a registered Canadian charity. It is the North American missionary training centre (MTC) for WEC International (Worldwide Evangelization for Christ).
Tributes and condolences may be left at
Henderson’s Funeral Home