OBITUARY

Abram Peter Krahn

27 November, 193426 April, 2021

Abe Krahn was born in Ukraine November 27th, 1934.

In his teenage years he, with his family, immigrated to Canada.

He graduated from M.E.I. (Mennonite Educational Institute, Abbotsford).

For 26 years he was President of Valley Countertops.

He enjoyed many years of service at Grace Church and with The Gideons.

Abe was a great supporter of missionaries.

Most of all, he loved his God and his family. He enjoyed many family Holidays.

He was married to Mae for 62 years.

He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and an infant daughter.

Leaving to mourn him are his wife Mae, Jonathan (son) and Sheila, David (son) and Valerie, Julain (daughter) and Xang, and his favorite two grandsons, Jason and Ryan.

He will be remembered for his loving kindness and generosity.

One of his favorite hymns was “It is well with my soul.”

Memorial donations may be made to The Gideons.

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Les & Lydia Friesen

9 May 2021

Mae, even in recent years we've noticed the special bond between you and Abe, full of love, caring and humour.
May you forever carry in your heart the many memories of a marriage well lived!

Les & Lydia

Peter Enns

7 May 2021

We are saddened by the news of Abe’s sudden death. We have a lot of good memories of the Christmas parties at work and at your home, the Barbecues at work at the end of the week/ month, the many good chats in the church foyer. We have always felt your love and care over us through the many years that we have known you. We want you to know that we are and will be praying for you during this difficult time . Pete and Grace Enns

David McDonald

6 May 2021

Abe will be sorely missed. I had a lot of respect for Abe. He brightened my day many of times when we met before our regular Monday meetings. He was such a caring and intelligent person. This is not a goodbye, just a separation of time, until we meet again. Rest in peace my friend.

Eli Konorti

6 May 2021

I will always remember Abe for his generosity, friendliness, soft voice, and never ending smile. We had many conversations about the importance of maintaining one's personal values in life. I will always cherish our conversations.

Esther Krahn

5 May 2021

A memory I cherish from childhood Krahn Family Gatherings was the singing of "Praise God from whom all blessings flow". It was always in 4 part harmony and so rich in sound due to the amazing voices praising God. After the song was sung before the meal, Uncle Abe was asked to say the prayer for the meal. His prayers, with his soft kind voice came from the heart and spoke to my soul. The tradition of singing that song before our Krahn Family annual picnic continues on, and I so cherish that memory. RIP in God's presence Uncle Abe!

Lyn and Sandra Stevenson

5 May 2021

Abe was great at hospitality,we had several meals and lunches with them both .We always enjoyed Abe’s stories about his life . He always had a sense of humor to add. We will miss him .

Rose Dickens

4 May 2021

When we were living in Abbotsford, Abe and Mae were very good friends of ours and they had us in their home many times. They supported us all the years we were in Kenya as missionaries. Before we came home to retire, Abe and Mae and Len and Deloras Warkentin came to Kenya to visit us for a few weeks. We had many adventures and Abe was always enthusiastic about everything we did and we thoroughly enjoyed their time with us.
Mae ,I would like to give you one of my favourite verses that have been a great comfort to me lately. It is Isaiah 41:13, For I am the Lord , your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, "Do not fear. I will help you" I am praying for you during this difficult time.

Dwain Holsapple

4 May 2021

I remember Abe as a generous and sincere man. He was part of our support team when we served as missionaries. When I was privileged to be his Pastor, he was always available with advice and a listening ear. He and Mae were kind to let us live in their basement suite for a brief period of time when we were between houses. Such kindness marked his life. Mae, may God be your strength and refuge through this time. He is faithful and His promises cannot be broken. He does not leave us alone but walks through our hard times with us. Bless you.

Wayne & Suzanne Bertness

4 May 2021

We have so many wonderful memories of Abe, from the Nazarene Church where we attended together for several years, and from the Abbotsford Gideons, where Abe and Mae were faithful in attendance and in raising support for our annual fundraisers. He will be sorely missed by all of us and the whole Gideon organization.

MARTA Heyde

4 May 2021

To Mae, Jon, Sheila and all the Krahn Family,

Edgar and I feel deep sadness knowing that we won't see our caring, gentle, generous and friendly Abe anymore, at least for a while. We are glad that we all share our belief in a glorious Heaven and in the Power of Christ's Love. May this love carry you all through this difficult time and give you comfort and hope.
Every time when Abe showed up in our office, it wasn't without a smile, a nice comment and a friendly gesture. I remember that Abe used to come over during summertime, always in his white shorts and running shoes, and that I always used to ask him if he was ready for his tennis game. He had always a funny comment about that and we kept joking about other many things. In spite of his correctness and seriousness, he loved unexpected jokes and loved to have a good laugh.
I will miss him a lot .
May God bless you all. We love you.
Edgar and Marta

FROM THE FAMILY