Wilhelm Johan STOBBE

STOBBE, Wilhelm Johan (Bill) passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Mon. February 13 at the Ebenezer Home, Abbotsford, BC at the age of 89. Bill was born in Langham, SK on August 31, 1916. He married Katie Ratzlaff on July 7, 1940 in Abbotsford, BC. They lived in the lower mainland until 1947 when they moved to Alberta. They resided around Lacombe until 1958, Canmore until 1972 and Vancouver Island until his retirement to Abbotsford in 1988. Bill was a loving husband, father and friend to many. He led a Godly life of service to others as a pastor and missionary, especially towards anyone in need. He also loved ministering to the First Nations people. For 4 years, Katie and Bill operated the Bread of Life Centre in Port Alberni which provided food and ministry to the needy. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Katie and 8 children: Victor (Margaret), Stanley (Olive), Esther (Derek) Swanson, Daniel (Cathy), Harry (Mary), Miriam Peters, Jim and Margaret (Stan) Rukin; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Viewing will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd. on Thur. February 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Fri. February 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Bakerview MB Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd. Abbotsford, BC. Interment to follow at South Poplar Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Ebenezer Home for their kindness to Dad over the last 2 months. We will always remember his humor, servant heart and love. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Crossroads (100 Huntley St.) or Canadian Bible Society

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