The Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba would like to extend its condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of George Toews. On May 13, 2014, George Toews, Lead Pastor of Portage Avenue Church, passed into eternal life after a brief battle with illness. George will be deeply missed.
We pray that the comfort of Jesus Christ would sustain George’s wife Carla and their children Joel (Colleen), Kristen (Gareth), and Jonathan (Kimberly). We pray also for Portage Avenue Church – that they would experience the peace of Christ in the midst of their loss. As part of George’s community of faith – and as joint heirs in Christ – we grieve his passing, even as we renew hope in life beyond our earthly existence. George has been a faithful minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe he is now experiencing the Good News that he so loved to proclaim, and together we look forward to the day of Christ’s return.
A viewing will be held at Friends Funeral Service (2146 Main Street), on Friday May 16, 2014, 7-8:30 pm. A memorial service will be held at Portage Avenue Church (1420 Portage Avenue) on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 2 pm.