Obituary of Dr. George K. Epp
"Obituary of Dr. George K. Epp." Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1997.
George Epp was born on October 26, 1924, in Nikolaipol, Ukraine.
His parents were Kornelius and Maria Epp. He immigrated to Paraguay
via Germany in 1947, and married Agnes Froese a year later. In 1950
he was baptized by Bishop Hans Epp.
George and Agnes immigrated to Canada in 1954 and established
a happy home in Winnipeg. George was hired by the University of
Manitoba Chemistry Department, where he worked as a lab technician
and technical glass blower. Sons, Werner and Harold were born in
1956 and 1962.
While working full time, George continued his academic studies,
after which he worked at both of the Mennonite Bible Colleges and
at the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg. He served as pastor
of the Douglas Mennonite Church and finished his career at Menno
Simons College. Then following several happy years of retirement,
during which he dedicated himself to historical research.
After a courageous battle with cancer, he died peacefully on October
25, one day short of his 73rd birthday. As a family, we are very
thankful for the special care our husband and father received from
Dr. Martens and the staff at Concordia Hospital. Preceding him in
death are his parents Kornelius and Maria Epp, a brother Hans who
died as a child, his brother Kornelius Epp and a sister Maria Guenter.
He is survived by his brother Peter and many nieces and nephews.
His passing is mourned by his wife Agnes, son Werner and wife
Edith, granddaughters Rebecca and Lydia, and son Harold.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at 10:00
a.m. at the Springfield Heights Mennonite Church with interment
in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens. Viewing at the church prior to the
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concordia Hospital
Foundation. Arrangements by Klassen Funeral Chapel.
Reprinted with permission of the Winnipeg Free Press