John Willms, age 87, passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord on January 9, 2018.
He is survived by his wife Gertie, children Ken (Joyce), Lorne (Heather), Shirley (Glenn) Roszmann, Scott (Kathy), and ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
John was born in Waldheim, SK in 1930 to John and Helena Willms. The family moved to Abbotsford in 1945. He attended High School at M.E.I. and attended Bible School at what is now Columbia Bible College.
John married Gertie Penner on April 15, 1955. Together they dairy farmed in Mt. Lehmann for 17 years. Then they moved to Fort St. John, where they continued farming and later retired.
In 2005, following their 50th wedding anniversary, John and Gertie moved back to Abbotsford for their later retirement years. John spent the last two years at the Cottage Pavilion, where he received excellent care.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at Central Heights Church in Nikkel Hall, 1661 McCallum Rd., on January 15 at 11:00 a.m.