was born on September 26th, 1961 in Burns Lake, B.C., the ninth of twelve children born to John and Mary (nee Wiebe) Fehr. He attended Decker Lake Elementary School and the Lakes District Secondary High School. During his teenage years he was actively involved with the youth group at Island Gospel Fellowship.
He ventured off to Saskatchewan and found employment with his brother-in-law, working in construction. A tragic accident landed him in the hospital where he remained in a coma for over a month. Upon his release, he returned to Burns Lake. Sometime later, he attended Peace River Bible Institute for one year. Saskatchewan lured him back, and in 1985 he married Theresa and they had three children, Lance, Jordan and Crystal. For several years he enjoyed working in cabinetry for Pleasure Way Vans.
A few years after his divorce he moved to Vernon. Although he had a variety of jobs, he spent a good number of years working for Huber Heritage Furniture. He appreciated and enjoyed the fellowship at Grace Bible Church, participating as a faithful usher and playing and singing with The Gospel Echos. Music was an integral part of Menno’s life. Many hours were spent playing the mandolin and guitar. In the Vernon community, he sang with the Revelation Choir.
Family was also very important to Menno. He would make great efforts to attend immediate and extended family reunions where you would frequently find him jamming with uncles, cousins and siblings. His easy smile would brighten his face and warm everyone’s heart.
On January 31st, 2015 his Lord and Saviour called him Home.
Menno was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Fehr. He leaves behind his sons, Lance and Jordan; and his daughter, Crystal. His memory will be cherished by his siblings, Helen (John) Froese, Tina (Glenn) Martin, Trudy (Ray) Boldt, Joe (Adele) Fehr, Ann (Mark) Vander Griend, Jake (Janie) Fehr, Martin Fehr, Martha (Tom) Phillips, George (Rhoda) Fehr, David (Sherry) Fehr and Dan Fehr; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten.
Cremation preceded the Funeral Service which was held at Grace Bible Church on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Larry Woelke officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5