Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Coralee Haist

Female 1889 - 1976  (87 years)


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  • Name Coralee Haist 
    Born 18 Aug 1889  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Interesting missionary 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-158050 
    Died 20 Oct 1976  Burnaby, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I158050  Generations
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 

    Father Allen Christian Haist,   b. 2 Apr 1860, Fonthill, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sophia Hagey,   b. 15 Dec 1868, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 24 May 1887  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F39579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • With the Lord
      Coralee Heist



      BURNABY, B.C. - Coralee Haist, veteran missionary to China and Hong Kong, was called to higher service on October 20, after a lengthy illness.

      Miss Haist was born in August, 1889, near Drumbo, Ontario. Called to missionary service in China, she sailed in October 1917 and spent over fifty years ministering God's message to the people of that land, remaining in China during the war. She moved to Hong Kong in 1952 and opened two schools and a church in Chai Wan, a resettlement area for refugees from China.

      While on furlough in Canada Miss Haist, who was fluent in the Cantonese language, assisted in the Chinese Church in Vancouver, where her ministry was greatly appreciated.

      Her book "How Great Oh God Thou Art" recounts some of her harrowing experiences during the tumultuous years in China and how God's hand was always upon her.

      She returned to Canada permanently in 1973 only when illness made it necessary. She developed pneumonia in October 1976, and the Lord saw fit to call His faithful servant home. Coralee is survived by one brother Oscar, Daytona Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Amray, Laura, Idella all of Burnaby, and Dorothy Witty of Bolton, Ont.; one adopted daughter Helen and her husband Francis, of Hong Kong; and three grandchildren, Coralee, Gordon and Pauline.

      Rev. James House, B.C. District Superintendent, was in charge of the funeral service, assisted by Rev. George R. Upton, and Rev. John Ehrhardt.

  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 8.

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197469944/coralee-haist.

    3. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184344530/allen-christian-haist.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1889 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1976 - Burnaby, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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