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Birgit Horst (Lange)

March 24, 1945 - July 29, 2017


Birgit was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister.  She will be missed by her loving husband Karl of 52 years, their three daughters & sons-in-law, Jeanette & Ron, Yvonne & Sven and Virginia & Ray; grandchildren, Zachary, Dominic, Clayton, Madi & Lexi; sister, Elfi.

Birgit grew up in humble circumstances, in post-war Germany.  In 1965, she married Karl and they immigrated to Canada in the summer of 1967.  They raised their family in the Lower Mainland, and eventually settled in Langley.  Birgit took great pride in homemaking, and showed her love by showering her family with quilts and other handmade gifts, with hospitality, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing solos, and sang in various choirs.

Birgit was a strong woman of faith who fought courageously through multiple medical treatments and operations.  Her family faithfully supported her, but after 4 ½ months in hospital, she passed away peacefully to Heaven.

The family wishes to thank friends and family for the many visits and prayers.  She was truly loved and will be dearly missed.



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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Henry and Beth Klassen

Our condolence to Karl and family,may the Lord be with you all at this time of sorrow.

From: Jürgen Schönwetter
Relation: former members of the same church

Mein herzliches Beileid.

From: Rick @ Joyce Sutcliffe
Relation: Old Friends

Karl and family

We were saddened to hear of Birgit’s departure from this life. We have many fond memories of you and yours from over the years and pray that you will experience God’s comfort in your sorrow. We all live in the eager expectation of better things in eternity with Our Lord and Saviour and with our saved loved ones.

Joyce and I would like to attend the service on Saturday, but have already committed to attending a wedding at exactly the same time. However, we will be praying for you and yours.

Joyce and Rick

From: Dianne Bigelow (Sorensen)

May happy memories warm your hearts now,I know what a hard time this is for all of you!
I did not know Mom was the same age as me,she looked so young & beautiful!

Family and friends are more important then ever at this time of need.

Wish I could be there too but I am sending you big hugs and lots of love!

From: Lisa Gamba
Relation: Family friend

Our condolences to the Horst family (and extended) – may His love and strength sustain you and give you all peace. Lisa & John, Isabella & Gabriella Gamba

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
August 5, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Bakerview MB Church
2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Foundation for His Ministry (orphan care), P.O. Box 1292, Calgary, AB T2P 2L2, www.MEAWorldwide.org.


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