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									26    Canadian Mennonite February 22, 2010

                                              Obituary                                                                           He chaired the Hymnal Commission

 From Manitoba to Paraguay,                                                                                                  that resulted in the publication of the
                                                                                                                             Gesangbuch der Mennoniten in 1965.

 a minister to the world                                                                                                     George Wiebe, co-chair of the German
                                                                                                                             hymnal project, says Epp was “deeply con-
                                                                                                                             cerned . . . about Mennonite hymnody and
 Henry H. Epp                                                                                                                about how we do worship.”
 March 23, 1925 – Jan. 28, 2010                                                                                                  From 1966-74, Epp was executive sec-
                                                                                                                             retary of the Education and Publication
 By Evelyn Re mpel Petk au                                                                                                   Board of the Conference of Mennonites in
 Manitoba Correspondent                                                                                                      Canada. “He was a moving force in setting
                                                                                                                             up the resource centre of the conference

 H       enry H. Epp, 84, contrib-
         uted in many significant
 ways to the Mennonite commu-
                                                    instrumental in the founding of
                                                    Conrad Grebel College and served
                                                    on its first board of governors in
                                                                                                                             as well as establishing the archives of the
                                                                                                                             conference on a more permanent basis.
                                                                                                                             . . . The indexing of Der Bote was begun
 nities in Manitoba, Ontario, British               1961.                                                                    under his watch and he guided the confer-
 Columbia and Paraguay.                               He also was secretary of the                                           ence in establishing the every home plan
   After growing up on the family                   Conference of Mennonites in                                              for Canadian Mennonite,” notes David
 farm in Lena, Man., Epp gradu-                      Canada from 1959-61, “a time of                                         Schroeder, a former faculty colleague of
 ated from Mennonite Collegiate          Epp         transition in the conference, as                                        Epp’s at Canadian Mennonite University,
 Institute in Gretna, Man. He                        congregations were moving to in-                                        Winnipeg.
 served for 18 months as a conscientious dependence from the former Gemeinden                                                    Epp also pastored at Vineland United
 objector at the Brandon Mental Hospital, (church commu-nities), from lay positions                                          Mennonite, Ont.; and Yarrow United
 Man., then began his pastoral ministry at to salaried
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