Esther Cressman, age 91, passed into the presence of Jesus on June 3rd. Esther was one month into her 91st year when the Lord called her home. She was predeceased by her father Vernon, mother Salome and sister Sarah and is survived by loving sisters Lois (John Kurtz), Ruth Cressman and Elizabeth (Ed Weber), as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Esther was educated in Kitchener, Ontario and following a term at Emmanuel Bible College and nurses' training at Grand River Hospital, ventured onto the mission field in 1951. Bethany Missionary Church, Kitchener, was her 'sending' church and they supported and prayed for her as she served as a nurse in Nigeria and latterly a language translator for some 27 years. She helped write the Dukawa language and thanks to her diligent work, a people group received the written word of God in their own dialect and many have come to faith as a result of this selfless woman's service to God.
Although Esther was never married, she had a lifelong relationship with Jesus. Although she never had physical children of her own, she was a mother to many spiritual children all over the world.
A private interment took place June 6, 2017.
Esther's Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 25th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm with light refreshments. Location: Return Ministries, 90168 Township Road 12, RR 4, Bright, Ontario.Additional Information
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