“When the roll is called up yonder…
I’ll be there!”
Helmut John Stobbe was suddenly taken home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at he age of 76.
Helmut was predeceased by his parents, John and Maria Stobbe, and sister, Mary Nikkel.
Loving and missing him deeply are his wife Elsie, his daughters Lalonie and Jacquie, and son Andrew; his grandchildren Carly and Stu Ballantyne, and Jessie and Rob Clarke, his sons-in-law, Bruce Ballantyne and John Clarke; his many relatives and dear friends. He prayed daily for each and every one of them.
Helmut always enjoyed and adventure, and added his own sparkle to life, and to the lives of those around him.
The glass was always more than half-full, and everyday he thanked God for boundless blessings.
In his life he was a cowboy, a welder, a motel owner, a log home builder, a trucker and, above all, always a missionary.
He believed that “when the roll was called up yonder, he’d be there”… he has instructed all of us to ensure that his funeral is a celebration of joy in his going to heaven. His two favourite hymns are “Whiter Than Snow” and “What A Day That Will Be!”
A celebration service was held on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Westwood Mennonite Church, 2658 Ospika Boulevard, at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ness Lake Bible Camp, where Helmut’s children came to know God, and where he shared his skills and his energy to further God’s service.