Henry Wiens


April 3, 1928 –

March 18, 2016

Henry passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 18, 2016 at the age of 87 years.

He was born in Ewelme, Alberta on April 3rd 1928 to Daniel and Maria Wiens and grew up on the family farm near Fort McLeod, Ab. As a young man, Henry attended Mennonite Bible Institute in Didsbury, Ab. After Bible School, his first job was driving truck for “John’s Delivery” in Calgary. It was during this time that he met his love, Anne Schellenberg. They married in 1952 and were soon blessed with 3 children and Henry began to pursue his lifelong career in carpentry and construction.

In 1967, the family moved to Cranbrook where Henry partnered with his brother John building basements, and later worked for contractor and friend, Gerry Carr. In 1969, their 4th child, was born. In the mid 80’s he put down his hammer and began working for BC Parks as part of the Fort Steele security staff. He worked there until his retirement in 1993. Afterward, Henry & Anne enjoyed many holiday travels throughout western Canada and spent many winters with friends in Arizona.

Throughout their lives Henry & Anne enjoyed a rich Church life, including many years at Foothills Mennonite in Calgary, followed by First Baptist Church in Cranbrook and finally Knox Presbyterian.

Henry was predeceased by his beloved wife Anne in 2014, and brothers David and Jacob. He is survived by his loving children Dan of Surrey BC, Dyan (Ken) Thayer of Bellingham WA, Donna (Greg) Pascuzzo and Jamie of Cranbrook BC; His five grandchildren, Jenny (Marco) Guzzo, Sarah Maglio, Jake Whiteley, Jeff Pascuzzo and Brock (Caitlin) Pascuzzo, 2 great-grandchildren, Juliano & Liam Guzzo, and his brothers John Wiens of Cranbrook, Ernest Wiens of Edmonton, Dan Wiens and sister Jessie, both of Kelowna BC.

A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church 2100-3rd St S, Cranbrook, B.C. on Thursday March 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. Those wishing to remember Henry in a special way may do so with offerings to the Church.

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