Harry C Klassen
1948 ~ 2021
Harry C Klassen passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 8, 2021 in his home with his family by his side.
Harry was born on September 11, 1948 in Elm Creek, Manitoba to Kornelius and Katie Klassen and grew up on the farm. He graduated from Elm Creek Collegiate and went on to pursue work in the Manitoba Government as well as several business ventures. Harry came to know Jesus as his Saviour at a young age and renewed his faith as a young adult. He lived out his faith in the way he gave his time to help others.
Left to treasure his memories and carry his legacy are his loving wife of 50 years, Carole (nee Isaac), children, Kevin (Lynelle) Klassen (Josh and Beth) and Shelly (Joel) Voth (Levi and Ethan). He will also be missed by his sisters, Lois Wiebe and Emily Klassen, sister-in-law, Kathy Shore (Jerry Lemay) and brother-in-law, Paul Isaac and their families, mother-in-law, Susan Isaac, numerous other family and friends including special Uncle John Adrian. Harry was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Kay Martens and Betty Peters, brothers-in-law, Jake Martens, John Peters and Phil Wiebe and other extended family.
Harry’s family meant the world to him and he spent much time getting involved in and encouraging the interests of his children and grandchildren. As an avid traveler and camper, his family has many memories of nature and adventure. Harry and Carole travelled extensively in retirement years and many memories of out of the way places and people they found to connect with all over North America have been made.
Harry is best known for his devotion to family, his humour and wit, the quiet and unassuming way he carried out his faith, his creative ideas and projects he would spend hours planning and designing, his ability and desire to connect with anyone despite what they may or may not have in common and for the way he sought out ways he could help others, especially those with health concerns. As someone who had long term struggles with heart and other health issues, Harry modelled an optimism for the future and an ability to continue to be involved in the lives of those around him in modified ways. He had many close calls and we as a family feel extremely blessed for every additional year with him.
A private service on Friday June 11, 2021 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden. The family wishes to thank the incredible home palliative care team including Dr. Woelk and Deanna Monteith, as well as Dr. Zhang, Kaleigh and her team of home care attendants and the many other health care professionals that attended to him over the years. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Harry’s memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation Spiritual Care and Palliative Care.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements