John Teichrob, late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away January 10, 2016 in Chilliwack at Cascade Hospice at the age of 95. He was born to David and Maria (Unruh) Teichrob in Nikolaidorf, Siberia on April 20, 1920. The family emigrated from Russia in 1925, first settling in Mexico and then in Canada in 1928. John accepted the Lord as his Savior in 1938 and was baptized in 1939. John trusted God for grace and strength and to guide him one day at a time. John met Helen Unrau in 1941 and they were married on June 26, 1943. They farmed in Minto, Man. for 3 years before moving to BC in 1946 where John continued farming. They joined the Matsqui MB Church where he volunteered in numerous capacities, such as building maintenance and treasurer on the church board. In 1975 they joined Central Heights MB Church in Abbotsford where John continued to find ways to offer his skills in volunteer service. John and Helen were blessed with 5 sons and 1 daughter. John was a hard worker, managing numerous occupations at one time, and had an energetic love for life. He loved his family dearly and would do anything for them. He enjoyed camping, playing and watching sports, and having the family home for dinner. Retirement gave John more time to do these favorite activities, as well as developing his craft in woodworking. John and Helen enjoyed life together at Menno Terrace in Abbotsford for 3 ½ years before Helen passed away in June 2011. Predeceased by his infant son Victor, 3 brothers and 1 sister, John is mourned by children – John (Elsie), Rudy (Carol), Len (Irmi), Henry (Rose), Carol (Joel) Bancroft, 16 grandchildren (& 11 spouses) and 23 great-grandchildren. A Service of Celebration of his life will take place Friday, January 22 at 1:30 pm at Central Heights Church in Abbotsford. Dan Unrau (nephew) officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to MCC would be appreciated.
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