Bernhard (Ben) W. Krahn was born April 21, 1957 at Dryden, Ont.
At the age of 15, Ben was baptized upon the confession of his faith and became a member of the Pineview Mennonite Church at Barwick, Ont.
On May 4, 1978, he was joined in marriage to Jane Martin. The Lord allowed them 21 years together. Their union was blessed with three sons and eight daughters.
After living near Barwick for two years, they moved to LaCrete, Alta. Three years later, they moved to Vanderhoof, B.C. in answer to the call of the Lord to teach school there. He taught school for 10 years; and also drove logging truck and worked in a woodworking shop.
On May 27, 1999, Ben and Jane and their family moved back to Barwick. Exactly four months later, on Sept. 27, 1999, after a seven-month battle with a lymphoma cancer, Ben peacefully went Home.
He lived 42 years, five months, and six days until he willingly answered God’s call. He left a legacy of singing and faith in God, which will always be an inspiration to us.
To all those who knew and loved him, his passing was a challenge for us also to be ready to answer God’s call.
Grieving his departure is his loving wife, Jane; his children, Sarah, Lucy, Annette, Benjamin, Kathryn, Dorcas, Marcus, Elizabeth, Suzanne, Carolyn, and Timothy, all at home; his parents, Ben and Helen Krahn of Barwick, Ont.; two brothers, Abe and wife, Judy, of Romulus, N.Y., and Peter and wife, Dorothy, of Barwick, Ont.; three sisters, Helen (Mrs. John Theissen) of High River, Alta., Anne (Mrs. James Steiner) of Stratton, Ont., and Susan (Mrs. Peter Hoover) of Shippensburg, Pa.; and his many nieces and nephews.
Sharing in this sorrow is Jane’s family; her parents, Walter and Nancy Martin of Barwick, Ont., and nine brothers and five sisters, with their companions and families.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Barwick Hall, with interment in the cemetery at Pineview Mennonite Church.
The family wishes to thank each one who has shown care and support in this difficult experience.