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  • Jan31Wed

    GINGRICH, Della Viola Beisel

    January 31, 2024

    GINGRICH, Della Viola Beisel (wife of Rev. Virgil Gingrich, EMCC Ordained Minister)

    Della Viola Beisel Gingrich passed peacefully from this life into the presence of God on January 25, 2024.

    Born in Elmira, Ontario, her 91 years were rich in life lived in Canada but also in Japan and Kenya. With her business training she was a respected office...

  • Sep26Tue

    LOSCH, Rev. Theodore M.

    September 26, 2023

    Losch, Rev. Theodore M. (EMCC Ordained Minister)


    Ted Losch passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on Sunday, September 17, 2023 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (2022). Loving father of Heather DeFrancesco (David), Dale (Jerusha), and Duane (Susan). Cherished grandfather of ten and...

  • Sep19Tue

    FRETZ, Rev. Glenn Allan

    September 19, 2023

    Rev. FRETZ, Glenn Allan (Ordained Minister)

    1945 – 2023

    Glenn Allan Fretz, beloved husband of Shirley Fretz, passed peacefully into the Lord’s presence at the Red Deer Hospice on September 14, 2023 at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, his son Doug (Angie) Fretz and daughter Val (Colin) Baron, as well as...

  • May24Wed

    BOLENDER, Rev. Mark

    May 24, 2023

    BOLENDER, Rev. Mark (Ordained Minister)

    January 21, 1949 – May 19, 2023

    After a courageous twelve-year journey with Parkinson's Disease, Gordon Mark Bolender victoriously entered the presence of Jesus on Friday, May 19, 2023. He leaves to cherish his memory his high-school sweetheart and loving wife Karen to whom he was married for 51...

  • Mar28Tue

    BOHR, Rev. Timothy

    March 28, 2023

    Rev. BOHR, Timothy (Ordained Minister)

    April 17, 1964 – March 14, 2023

    Timothy (Tim) Bohr was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on April 17, 1964. He grew up in Nigeria, where his parents were missionaries with the United Methodist Church from January 1966–1980. Tim graduated from Hillcrest Christian College in Medicine Hat, Alberta in...

  • Jan17Tue

    RAHN, Dolores Pearl

    January 17, 2023

    RAHN, Dolores Pearl

    March 23, 1935 – January 3, 2023

    Dolores Pearl Besler was born March 23rd, 1935 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan to Adolph and Pauline (Martin) Besler. She was the youngest of seven children, with four sisters and two brothers. She was predeceased by her parents and four sisters, Alma, Irene, Lydia, Esther, and one brother,...

  • Oct5Wed

    RAU, Ralph Kenneth

    October 5, 2022 by Ciara Brannan

    RAU, Ralph Kenneth (EMCC Ordained Minister)

    Ralph passed away peacefully on the morning of July 29th, 2022 at Foothills Hospital to be with his Heavenly Father. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 58 years Shirley (nee Engel), children Delinda (Marlowe) Ulriksen & Tim (Stacy) Rau, grandchildren Nichole (Tad) Davidson,...

  • Aug5Fri

    FRETZ, Rev. Harvey

    August 5, 2022 by Stephanie Clayton

    FRETZ, Rev. Harvey Thomas (EMCC Ordained Minister)

    Our hope is in the Lord Jesus who has taken Rev. Harvey Thomas Fretz to heaven on Friday, July 29, 2022. He lived a full life of 88 years giving his life to serving Jesus and finding real joy in doing that with family, the church and mission.  

    Harvey is pre-deceased by his beloved...

  • Jun9Thu

    HARDEN, Rev. Timothy

    June 9, 2022 by Stephanie Clayton

    HARDEN, Rev. Timothy , EMCC Ordained Minister

    November 8, 1951 – June 7, 2022

    Timothy Alfred Harden passed peacefully into the Presence of his Saviour, with his wife by his side in the early hours on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the age of 70. He was a faithful husband to Jackie, his wife of nearly 50 years. Proud Dad to Jeff & his wife...

  • Apr25Mon

    GEENSE, Jasmine

    April 25, 2022

    GEENSE, Jasmine Daughter of Rev. Louis Geense, EMCC Ordained Minister

    April 21, 2022


    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jasmine Geense of Stouffville, Ontario who passed away on April 21, 2022, at the age of 36, leaving to mourn family and friends.

    She is survived by her daughter Mahliya; her parents, Louis* and Naomi;...