Henry Amman, age 69, of Ste. Rose du Lac, passed away Wednesday morning, March 11th, 2020. He was under the care of the Ste. Rose Hospital due to seizures that resulted from his two-year battle with cancer.
Henry was born November 13, 1950 at the Ste. Rose Hospital, the first-born son to Fred and Etta Amman. He was predeceased by his father Frederick on July 15th, 2001, mother Etta (Schroeder) December 10, 2009, and brother Harry Bruno Amman December 10th, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia and brother Fred, who resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He attended school in Ste. Rose and it is there that he became life-long friends with Eric Stomp. The Amman family attended Grace Baptist Church faithfully and it is through this church that Henry accepted Jesus as his Saviour while attending Waters Edge Bible Camp as a young boy. He was baptized later in his early teens. This was a life-long relationship which now has become eternal.
Henry received most of his education outside the classroom setting. At age 16 he started working for his Uncle Alec Geertsema and Alec’s brother Adolf. They taught him all about harvesting feed for cattle. Adolf also taught him how to eat ice cream by the bowl-full.
His resume included working for Tucker Motors, Pinette Downey and Monteyne, Main & Millner, Worrall’s Garage, CN Rail, as a lumberjack in northern Manitoba, farming, and in the later years he described himself as a mobile mechanic.
In the spring of 1981 Henry and Cynthia met for the first time. They married November 9th, 1985.
As a couple they volunteered at Wellman Lake (Waters Edge) Bible Camp and worked on producing many school musicals where Henry was involved with creating stage settings, lighting, and especially working on the sound behind the stage every night of every performance.
His favourite music was 4-part harmony singing in the church choir and in a mixed quartet, and in the men’s chorus. His strong bass voice was a wonderful foundation for many of the groups he sang with.
He enjoyed playing many sports: hockey, curling, football, golf, and refed many hockey games. Not only did he enjoy playing, he also enjoyed watching his favourite teams: the Jets and Maple Leafs, and the Blue Bombers.
He had many hobbies including woodworking and volunteering at WCG producing many hours of local television programming
Funeral Service for Henry was held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm from the Ochre River Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Pearson & Pastor Brad Muller officiating. Interment followed in Turtle River Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ken Schroeder, Keith DeVries, Eldon Schroeder, Garth Mackie, Robert Worrall, David Geertsema.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Henry to Waters Edge Bible Camp, Box 60, Swan River, R0L 1Z0 for camper sponsorship to assist children in attending camp.
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