Toews, Abram. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Abram Toews, who peacefully passed away, surrounded by family and friends, on September 8, 2011, at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, BC. Left to cherish Dad’s memory is his wife Alma, of 54 years, his daughters, Brenda, Heather, Marion, Bonny, his son Jonathan, 10 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Isaac and Katerina Toews, and siblings, Isaac, Cornelius, David, Jake and Agatha. Besides his immediate family, he will also be missed by his siblings, Mary, Helen, Kathy, Ferd, Bill, Neil, Elsie and Lydia. Although he touched many hearts with his full, long life, his family was his greatest pride and joy. Those who knew or met Dad, could readily see his love for the Lord and others, through his committed involvement in the New Life Pentecostal Church. Special thanks to the exceptional teams at ARH Palliative Care, and Christine Morrison Hospice. We especially appreciate Ruth Thiessen for her integral role in Dad’s care in the final fourteen months of his journey. A viewing will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd. from 7 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday, September 13. A graveside service will be at Maclure Road Mennonite Cemetery, 10 am, September 14, followed by the Memorial Service to be held at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Rd, at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, send donations for a Foreign Missions Project, c/o New Life Pentecostal Church, Abbotsford, BC. Online condolences may be given at:


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