Henry professed faith in Christ and was baptized and became a member of the Manitou M.B. Church in 1942.
In March 1955, Henry married Helen Janzen. They raised their five children; Ernie, Katherine, Mary Anne, Susan and James on a farm in the Crystal City, Purves area.
Henry retired from farming at the age of 80 and in 2006 they moved to Morden into Oakwest Estates. Here they had many good years of retirement living with friends and family and enjoying hobbies.
Henry’s health began deteriorating in December of 2020 and in January of that year, he and Mom went into Personal Care together. We have many memories of our family times there, as family was still the most important thing to him. The week before his passing, as his body was giving up, his spirit was alive as he communicated his love and care for his children and grandchildren both in person and on the screen.
Early on February 25, Henry went home to be with his Lord and Saviour whom he had loved and served.
Henry leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Helen of 66 years and his children; Ernie (Alvina) and Renee Peters (Kyle) with Lauren, Isabelle and Cohan; Ryan (Tara) with Roy and Chey; Katherine Wiebe (Rocky) and Jennifer Battisson (Scott) with Theo and Reece ; Andrew and Jillian; Mary Anne Friesen (Aron) and Nicholas (Carmen), Jeremy (Renae) with Jace, Lindsey and Stephanie; Susan Pauls; and James (Shawna) and Kristin (Max) Behl with Kaden, and Matthew Pauls.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, his brother John and sister Liese, and is survived by his sister, Anne Dyck and brother Jake (Mary) and sister-in-law, Verna Pauls.
Private funeral services will be held, with interment at the Manitou Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the St. Claude Care Home staff and the Tabor Home staff for their excellent care and compassion.