OBITUARY

Lorie Freda Toews

20 March, 193210 April, 2018
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Lorie Toews (nee Breitkreuz) passed away peacefully on April 10, 2018 at Chilliwack, BC at the age of 86.

She is lovingly remembered by her husband Jacob, children Derryl (Karen) Toews, Orilyn (Don) Pasiuk, Carmen (Denis) Routhier, Nancy (Daryl) Allen, Ruth (Paul) Vandenberg, Sharon (Jeff) Burns, Daniel (Donna) Toews, and Rebecca (Philippe) Straforelli; 24 grandchildren; 20 great grand children; two sisters, one brother and their families. She is predeceased by her parents, two brothers and one grandson.

Lorie’s 86 years were rich and full in ministry with the love of her life, her husband Jake of 66 years. She dedicated her life to her children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lorie blessed those she knew with her quilting talents in many creative ways. She was a classy lady and was known for her impeccable taste. Her heart’s desire was to enter Heaven’s gates with her family surrounding her singing. God answered her prayers.

A Funeral Service to be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at City Life Church, Chilliwack BC.

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    Saturday, 14 April , 2018

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Robert & Johanna Breitkreuz

19 April 2018

Robert and I would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family on the passing of Lorie.

Dennis Larson

16 April 2018

To Jake - "Pastor Jake" - and the family. Many great memories of your wife, mom, grandma... Memories from church - from home; yours and ours - and -from the ball diamond. Our hope in the Lord is awesome - because I know that there is a lot of ache and pain inside - while at the same time having a joy in "knowing" (at least in a small measure) - what an incredible place Lori is now in. Our thoughts and prayers are with you - even as my mom and I are able to share in our memories together.

Elizabeth Larson

16 April 2018

My special thoughts to Jake and your family at this time of sorrow and loss of your wife and mother. She surely was a great and wonderful person and we want to think of her in the arms of her Heavenly Father at this time. It certainly was a time of mourning for me when I got the news of her passing. May you all be comforted in knowing that she was loved and greatly respected by many people who knew her. Blessed by her memory. Elizabeth Larson

Myron and Cheryl Kraushar

16 April 2018

My heart breaks for you as you mourn the loss of your wife and mother and grandmother. I have so many memories of Lorie's amazing warmth and hospitality. And it still makes me smile as I remember sitting behind her in church watching her pull the ear of any child who was misbehaving. She was such a great example on how to be a godly wife, mother and friend. We are praying for you as you laugh and cry and remember this wonderful woman.

Earl & Ruth Trekofski

16 April 2018

Lorie and Jake Toews were two of the most wonderful people we had the joy of knowing. As new missionaries just going to Brazil they gave us such a boost and were such an encouragement. They introduced us to the F.C.A. and their letters of reference made all the difference in the world. Lorie always made us feel so at home and was such a gracious hostess and such a fine example of a Godly woman. She will be sadly missed by us and so many more. May you who remain take comfort in the knowledge that you will see her again ...

Brenda Hansen

15 April 2018

We remember Lorie as a amazing woman and when I think back I can hear her beautiful laugh.
Although she is joyfully celebrating with Jesus, we know that her move to heaven leaves a gaping hole in the hearts and lives of her family. What a privilege to have had a Godly wife/Mother!! We are so sorry for your tremendous loss and pray you will experience God's comfort, strength and peace in the days, weeks and months to come.
Love to you all,
Brenda & Randy Hansen

Valerie Kraushar

15 April 2018

What a Blessing Lorie was to Kirby and I. Pastor Toews married Kirby and I in August 1975. I remember going to the Toews home for "marriage counselling" before our wedding and Lorie trying to keep all the kids wrangled and away from the area Jake was giving us our counselling. I loved all the visits to their home for meals, youth events, parties, Lorie was always so welcoming. When i was 23 years old ,just before Christmas my mother passed away in a car accident and i was absolutely heartbroken , Jake and Lorie came to our home and again counselled and prayed with us. Lorie was an amazing influence in my life and I thank God for that blessing. Years later i sent Lorie and card with a verse on it that ended with "the joy you give to others is the joy that comes back to you" and that is how i remember you Lorie "JOYFUL". Your family was truly blessed.

Barry Leland

14 April 2018

Truly a remarkable lady. She loved everyone and so many people she influenced for Jesus.
Many memories to treasure for friends and family.
Love and prayers for God's peace for the family.

Bill and Margaret Toews

14 April 2018

Bill and I would like to send our condolences to all of you. Lorie will be greatly missed. She left behind a great family that speaks well of her by the lives they live. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jake and his family.
Much love,
Bill and Margaret

Steve and Karen Lagore

13 April 2018

Dear Pastor Jake and family. Karen and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you all at this time. When Karen and I arrived in Edmonton in 1976 to attend Temple Bible College Jake and Lorie were pastoring Edmonton Gospel Temple. They became our pastors and we both were so warmly welcomed into the EGT church family! It is hard to believe that 42 years has gone by this quickly. Please know that our love and prayers are with you. We prayed for you at our Crossroads Christian Assembly prayer meeting last night and will continue to remember you in prayer during this time of grief. This message also comes from Arthur and Gladys Lagore.

Karen and Steve Lagore

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