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Steven James Krahn, 21

Steven was born in the Fort Frances, Ontario, hospital on Sunday, January 30, 1994. Twenty-one years ago, on Thursday, February 3, the doctor sent us by air ambulance to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to get his heart checked. Then on Friday, February 4, they sent us to Toronto for heart surgery. On Monday, February 7, the surgery was done.
Twenty-three days from birth, he saw home for the first time. He grew like a normal child. He was on oxygen 24hrs a day from the age of four months to five years. Then only for night, when he was sick, at school during school hours, and just when he needed a boost.
He worked at Gingrich Woodcraft almost two years as a graphics designer. Then he moved to Manitoba and worked at General Metal, in Winkler, for almost three years. January 14, 2015, he moved to eastern Ontario and worked at Millbank Hardware for two weeks and one day.
Tuesday morning he was having pain and breathing shallow, and was rushed to Palmerston Hospital. He passed away suddenly at the hospital in Palmerston, on Tuesday afternoon, February 3, 2015, because of pneumonia.
He is survived by his parents, Herman and Annie Krahn, of Rainy River and six brothers and two sisters. Philip (Regina) Krahn, Daniel (Christine) Krahn, Teresa (Stanley) Martin, Andrew (Lynette) Krahn, Calvin Krahn, Bennet (Ada) Krahn, Darrel Krahn, and Kaitlyn Krahn, and grandmother Annie Dyck.
Sadly missed by his 13 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Gerhard and Judith Krahn, and Peter Dyck. Steven was baptized on April 10, 2011, as a member of the Woodside Mennonite Church, Rainy River, Ontario. At the time of his death he was a member of the Horndean Mennonite Church in Horndean, Manitoba. A service was held on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Brookside Mennonite Church, Carthage, Ontario at 1:30 p.m.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, February 7, 10:30 a.m., from the Barwick Hall, with interment following at the Pineview Mennonite Church Cemetery.
As a family, we sincerely thank each one for your kindness and support.
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