WEDEL, Abraham Gerhard
Abe was born on July 2, 1926 in Sunnyslope ( Laglace) Alberta and passed away on December 24th, 2011 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox B.C.
Abe is survived and fondly remembered by Agatha, his wife of 53 years, son Victor (Debbie) Wedel and daughter Lorilee (Robert) Down, grandchildren Laura Poustie (Ken), Kristen Stotz (Carter), Michael Wedel and great-grandson Cameron Poustie. Abe will be fondly remembered by all of his favourite sisters, Katherine, Hilda, Selma (John), Anne, and Marie (Ron) and many nieces and nephews.
Abe was a Black Creeker for more than 60 years, moving with his family from the Peace River area as a young boy. He thoroughly enjoyed his many years in Black Creek and was a long-time faithful member of Black Creek United Mennonite Church and “retired” member of The Oyster River Volunteer Fire Department where he enjoyed 30 years of service. Abe was a loving, kind and patient husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who enjoyed time with his family and was very proud of each of his grandchildren…Laura, Kristen and Michael and his new great-grandson Cameron. His favourite pastimes were spending time outdoors on the “farm” with his vegetable and flower gardens and in his workshop where he enjoyed woodwork and carpentry – “My Dad could fix anything”
The family would like to thank friends, neighbours and the Church Family at Black Creek United Mennonite for their caring support, friendship and kindness over the past years. Abe was hospitalized on November 16th, and the family greatly appreciated the care and concern of Dr. Desmond Konway, the caring nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the staff and residents of Casa Loma.
Memorial service to take place at Black Creek United Mennonite Church on Saturday Dec 31 at 2:00 p.m., followed by a reception tea. Internment to follow at Black Creek Cemetery at a later date.
If desired, donations would be appreciated in Abe’s memory to Black Creek United Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee.