Peacefully on April 20, 2017, Edmond Hohn went to be with his Lord and Saviour. Cherishing his memory and celebrating his life are his wife, Manetta, of 58 years, his children Glenda (Jurgen) Kannwischer, Sharlene (Wilf) Mueller, Calvin (Susanne) Hohn, Rhonda (Emile) Moured, as well as his grandchildren Lauren, Allison (Mark), Michelle, Jessica, Ysabelle, Elianna, Gabriella and one great-granddaughter, Selah. Edmond was predeceased by his parents, Teofil and Holdine Hohn, stepfather Nick Peters and brothers Hartley and Walter.
Edmond was born on November 10, 1928 in Reston, Manitoba and grew up on a farm in Swan River, Manitoba. Ed committed his life to the Lord and was baptized when he was 15. He later attended the Christian Training Institute in Edmonton. He felt God’s call on his life, and although he considered himself a shy, country boy, he declared himself available to serve the Lord. This led him to college and seminary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
God led Ed to his sweetheart, Manetta, whom he often referred to as his perfect life-mate in ministry. They married on July 30, 1958, and after graduating from North American Baptist Seminary, began ministry at Nokomis Baptist Church in Saskatchewan. Together they raised their children and established churches as God led –in Saskatoon, Surrey, and Kelowna. Ed’s gentle and humble spirit, strength of leadership and pastoral heart impacted many lives. In 1981 Ed became the Area Minister for the NAB conference in B.C. and enjoyed travelling the province, encouraging the pastors and churches. Ed’s wisdom and passion for expanding God’s kingdom were appreciated and valued. During these years, he also enjoyed a few ministry trips to Cameroon, Africa where he welcomed the opportunity to teach and see the mission field first hand. Always enjoying his time with different ethnic groups, Ed decided upon retirement that he wasn’t finished as a pastor and spent two years leading his Chinese friends at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Richmond. He became the spiritual father of many young people there and treasured the relationships that were formed.
Upon retirement in Kelowna, Ed and Manetta enjoyed time with friends and relatives, and travelling to visit their children and grandchildren. His competitive spirit meant Ed was a serious game player in most of these gatherings, and he would remember every card played in a Rook game. He loved his family immensely, was a good listener and encourager and a faithful prayer warrior.
With his recent health decline, Ed was very ready to go to his heavenly home, and his steadfast calm and peace in the hospital encouraged his family, visitors and staff.
A celebration of Edmond’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29th at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial contributions can be made to North American Baptist Conference Missions, www.nabconference.org/missions or The Gideons International in Canada, www.gideons.ca.
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Service: Saturday, April 29th at 10:00am
Location: Trinity Baptist Church
The service for HOHN, Edmond is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th at 10:00am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.