June 1, 1929 – August 29, 2021
Eveline Ruth Hindmarsh was born to Martha Harms Kroeker and Frank F. Kroeker in their home in the community of Great Deer, Saskatchewan where her father was a teacher in a two room school. The family of four, including her older sister Francis, eventually settled in a house they built in the Mennonite Community of Brotherfield, about five miles west of Waldheim, Saskatchewan.
The local church was built on the corner of their farm property. Her Dad became a pastor there, involving them in community/church activities. After graduation from high school in Waldheim she took a Commercial Course at Briercrest Bible Institute where she met Cec Hindmarsh. He was quite the character, who, according to Mom, paid someone to turn off the gym lights in order for him to sneak a kiss. They were married for 72 years – seems like it was a good investment.
They gave life to and raised four children, Cherie (Ed) Froese, Stan (Grace) Hindmarsh, Linda (Glen) Rau, and Sandi (Terry) Schulz, who now represent dozens of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mom was incredibly dedicated to writing letters and stories, often turning ordinary into extraordinary. She continued to memorize Scripture until just before she went “home” to be with her Saviour, Jesus, joining many other loved ones who had gone on before. She was a prayer warrior for us all as a family.
Many others were on that list too. A quote from her last prayer with us as siblings, spouses, and Dad when we gathered at Holmberg House to celebrate Dad’s 91st birthday – sharing a family favourite – Saskatoon Berry pie. “Lord Jesus, you have been with us through thick and thin. And we thank you for that Lord. We pray that you will take us through that again. I do not know what I am in right now, but Lord you undertake, we pray in Jesus name. Amen.”
She passed into glory a day and a half later in her sleep.
We would like to thank all the medical staff who constantly cared for Mom – especially Dr. John Chan. Also, the wonderful Home Support Staff that attended to her in their suite at Hallmark on the Lake. Our parents moved into Hallmark on the Lake in 2003, a very special community for them for many years. You mean a lot to us all.
Thanks to the incredible caring staff – you gave her so much joy, and continue to do so for our Dad. And lastly, we would like to express our thanks to the members of Abbotsford Hospice Holmberg House for the wonderful sincere care for Mom during her last eight days among us. Truly you are gifted and walked with us as a family in such an honouring way. There are many others to thank as well – the list is long when you live to 92.
Thanks be to God who fulfilled his promise in 1 Peter 3:18 and brought Mom safely HOME.
You will be missed Mom. May we honour your legacy offered to us in humility over the years.Obituary
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