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ABRAM REMPEL (published on March 24, 2009)

ABRAM REMPEL October 3, 1931 - March 21, 2009 It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Abram Rempel at the age of 77 on March 21, 2009. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Hanna (Vogt), sons Eric (Lily), Ed (Ann) and Ernie (Debbie), grandchildren Mark Rempel, Dana (Steve) Sawatzky, Shanelle Rempel and Cassidy Rempel, mother Justina Rempel, brothers George (Marie), Henry (Grace), and Dave (Eva), and sisters Marie (Lorne) Friesen and Anne (John) Neufeld, many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Abe was born near Oak Lake, MB and started his career as a teacher, before going into mission work in Mexico. He served as a pastor in the North Kildonan Mennonite Church and Northdale Mennonite Church, then sold real estate for a short time before returning as a missionary to Mexico. Especially important to him were spending time with his family, serving in the church and mentoring young ministers. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at the Douglas Mennonite Church, 1517 Rothesay Street. Viewing will be on Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Friends Funeral Services, 2146 Main Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Mennonite Heritage Centre.

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