Dennis Toews

Obituary of Dennis Lorne Toews

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My beloved husband, our dad and grandpa, Dennis Lorne Toews, was born to William (Bill) and Margaret Baerg Toews, on December 6, 1940, in Swalwell, Alberta. On January 24, 2021, after a brief but intense battle with cancer, he peacefully passed away.

Dad met the Lord in his youth and joined the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. He was devoted to this faith, and his personal relationship with his Savior remained his number one calling in life.

He married me, Tena Wohlgemuth, on June 21, 1964, and our home was blessed with three sons and two daughters.

When Dad was 40, he was ordained into the gospel ministry, serving tirelessly as a pastor and evangelist at home and in various foreign countries. Through his passion for adventure, together with his heartfelt love for the deep soul-needs of those around him, we encountered many unique and special experiences. We appreciate his realization in later years that this passion at times took precedence over his family. This he deeply regretted.

Dad's early years were spent operating equipment and working in his Dad's shop in B.C. Later, he worked as a mechanic, welder, and machinist. He is remembered for his energy and enthusiasm in the numerous challenges that came his way, as he developed solutions for his many customers at Star. His intense ingenuity resulted in complex "napkin drawings" nearly up until the moment he left us.

Our Dad was a cheerful man, and would often be singing in the morning before his feet would hit the floor. Dad was also a man of faith and, in any given situation, would readily default to prayer, trusting God with the answer. Throughout our life, Dad has seemed like our rock, pointing us to the True Rock and leading the way. Dad has been an example of prayer, thanksgiving, and patience and has now led the way through his last and final transition.

He bravely spent his 80th birthday and his last Christmas in isolation at the hospital, which tore at our hearts. After his bout with COVID, we had a beautiful window of time with him where we shared hearts like never before. He often told us how thankful he was for every small blessing, and his typical answer to our question of "How are you today?" was often "110%!"

Those left with so many warm and cherished memories are his wife, Tena, his children Lola and Marvin Reimer, Les and Rhonda, Pete and Sheila, all of Crooked Creek, Alberta, Greg and Louise of Fort Vermilion, Alberta, Marva and Jay Schmidt of Galva, Kansas; 21 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren, all whom he loved dearly.


A Memorial Tree was planted for Dennis
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