Feb 24, 1927 – Oct 27, 2017
Albert Klassen – It has pleased our Heavenly Father to take home his servant.
Albert Klassen, who was born near Goultown, Saskatchewan, February 24, 1927.
He was raised on a grain farm until age 7, then moved to Carrot River, Saskatchewan in a covered wagon.
At age 10 his parents took up a homestead at Orley, Saskatchewan in Dec 1937.
He attended Motion school until age 14, then he went to work cutting cords of wood at home in the morning and brought the wood to the store in the afternoon. He did this in exchange for groceries.
Albert met Marie Doerksen when he was 17. They were baptized, then married in the Anglican Church on October 5, 1946 in Tisdale Saskatchewan.
Albert & Marie raised 5 children: Audrey, Rosalie, Donald, Marvin and Glen.
They moved to Burns Lake in 1953 and this was home the rest of their lives.
Albert accepted the Lord after attending revival meetings and served his God faithfully. He enjoyed a variety of jobs and in retirement spent many hours volunteering at the Pines and picking up litter in our town. He took pride in clean streets.
He also enjoyed woodworking hobbies such as building bird houses and windmills. He spent many hours helping cut blanket squares for MCC.
Albert’s 90th birthday was initially celebrated with his family, and then again with his church family the next day.
On April 15, 2017 he broke his hip and had surgery but he never really recovered from the accident and spent 6 months in hospital while waiting to move into the Pines. His health deteriorated until he passed away on October 27, 2017.
Albert was predeceased by his wife Marie, August 5, 2012.