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February 20, 2003

Reverend Arne, passed away on February 20, 2003 at Mission, B.C. at the age of 65 years. Arne will be lovingly remembered by his wife BArbara, children Kirsten (GeorgE), Mike and Kim, grandchildren Alisha, Cheyenne and Kayla, brother Gordon and sister Elsie Winchell and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arne was born in Calgary and was ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1965. He ministered to congregations in Brunkild, MB; Forestberg, AB; Parkside, SK; Mackenzie, B.C.; and Matsqui, B.C.

In 1981 Arne began his studies to become a Specialist in Institutional Ministry, and served as Chaplain at Kent, Mountain, Mission and Ferndale Institutions. During his career in the prison ministry, Arne pioneered new programs assisting inmates and their families, including initiating a family worship service. After his retirement in 1997, the new chapel at Mission Institution was named in his honor. Arne will be especially remembered for his kindness, his humour, and his love of life.

Arne's family wishes to extend its gratitude to the many homecare and hospice workers who provided him with physical and emotional support. A service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, February 28th at Matsqui Lutheran Church, 5781 Riverside Street, Matsqui, B.C. Those wishing to make a donation in Arne's memory are invited to do so to the B.C. Parkinson's Disease Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association.


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