He was a man who lived his life for Christ and who now reaps the rewards of a life well lived.Wherever Don went laughter, kindness and wisdom followed.
Pastor Iona was a breast cancer survivor and founder of Sisters to Sisters, a support group for Black women with breast cancer.
She was the co-founder of the Preston Area Learning Society (PALS) and she received several awards of recognition over the years, including Nurses Union Service Award, Nova Scotia’s Black Woman of the Year in 1975 during International Year for Women, YWCA Women Of Excellence Awards (twice), Dr. P Oliver Wall of Honour and was named one of the top fifty women in Canada by Chatelaine magazine in 1975.
Pastor Iona accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour in 1964 and was baptized at Mulgrave Park United Baptist Church.
In 1988 she transferred to Beechville United Baptist, where she was called into Christian Ministry.
Edgar had a very fulfilling career as a United Baptist Minister in many pastorates throughout the Maritimes for 58 years.
Edgar will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce (Nickerson) Patriquin, sons Harold (Ruthie), Oxford NS; Douglas (Audrey), Amherst NS; and James (Doris), Burlington Ont. Interment took place in the Wentworth United Baptist Cemetery.
In the morning of December 22, 2017 our father, brother and friend went home.
Donald Richard Krause passed peacefully from this world from complications of a recent surgery.
She also started the first Literacy Program in Halifax County and was specially honoured by Nova Scotia, on International Literacy Day.