At the age of 72, God called his faithful servant, Arnold Voth, to his heavenly home.
Arnold is predeceased by his mother and father, Peter and Margaret Voth. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth; son David and wife Heather and their children, Joshua, Luke, Naomi and Thomas; daughter Dianna Neufeld and husband Sean and their children, Samuel, Madelyn and Elena; son Eric and wife Colleen and their children, Zachary, Lauren and Caleb; siblings, Jake (Judy), Peter (Vicki), Margaret Kathler (Art), John (Rita), George and sister-in-law Linda Proctor (Barry).
Arnold grew up on the family farm in Meadows, Manitoba. He attended school in Meadows, Grosse Isle and graduated from Warren Collegiate. He took drafting at MIT (Red River College) following high school.
Arnold married his sweetheart, Ruth Wiens, on September 2, 1967, and they began their married life in Winnipeg. In 1969, they purchased Ruth’s parents’ dairy farm in Woodlands, Manitoba, where Arnold would continue to farm until very shortly before his passing. Arnold and Ruth have three children, David, Dianna and Eric. Their children and ten grandchildren were the joy of his life. Arnold and Ruth joyfully celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family in September 2017.
Arnold was ordained as a pastor at Schoenfelder Mennonite Church in 1982. He was always enthusiastic about sharing the love and salvation Jesus offers, and his sense of purpose continued when he was diagnosed with cancer. Through surgeries, treatments and other challenges, Arnold shared the love of Jesus with everyone he met.
A special thank you to all the health care professionals who were involved in Arnold’s care. We are especially thankful for friends, family and neighbours who prayed for and visited him.
Although our Arnold, Dad, Opa will be dearly missed, we take comfort in knowing that we will meet him again in Eternity. Job 19:25-26
The funeral service will take place on Friday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Schoenfelder Mennonite Church, 2256 Hwy #26, west of St. Francois Xavier. Viewing prior to the service with interment in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Schoenfelder Mennonite Church, Missions Fund.