BLOCK, Henry Peter
was born December 4, 1925 in Main Centre, Saskatchewan and passed away at the Peace Arch Hospital Weatherby Pavilion on October 7, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Beth; sons Stephen (Brenda) and Glenn, daughter Joanne Schellenberg and three grandsons, Paul, Jonathan and Michael. Henry is also survived by siblings Lynn Letkeman Voth (Abe), Jake Block (Tina), Elvin Block (Viola) and Alvina Thiessen (Alfred), brother-in-law Dick Klippenstein and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Helen. Henry lived a full and happy life growing up on the prairies. He competed in many sporting activities with family and friends and even played shinny at the age of eighty with his grandsons. He persevered in completing his Master’s degree while raising a young family and worked as a caring teacher and guidance counsellor until his retirement from education. Henry enjoyed travelling, especially family camping trips and journeys back home to Saskatchewan during harvest. He loved music and won the affection of family and friends with his guitar and harmonica playing. Henry was very involved with his grandsons and spent countless hours at ballparks and hockey arenas supporting them in competition. Henry embodied Psalm 103.8 – he was a compassionate, gracious, patient and loving person. He was a gentle, humble man of deep faith. His faith and positive outlook were sources of strength to those around him. Henry’s lasting impression on others is of a man with a warm smile and open heart. Family and friends said farewell to Dad at a Memorial Service held on October 13, 2010 at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre. Pastor Joel Defries officiated the service and Charmaine Voth closed with the song, “Somebody’s Praying”, a tribute to his faithful intercession for others. The family would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the caring staff at Weatherby Pavilion Second Floor for the comfort and support provided to Henry and to our family. If so desired, remembrances to World Serve Ministries would be appreciated.
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Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre