Rev. Heino Laaneots
St. John’s Estonian Ev. Lutheran Church
Heino Laaneots was born August 26, 1928 in Pärnumaa, Estonia, in the parish of Jäärja. His early education was obtained in Estonia. During WWII he fought for his homeland but ended up in England as a refugee, where he began and, in 1968, completed his theological studies at Oxford University, Mansfield College.
From 1967 – 1970 he ministered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Corby Norhants and from 1970 -1975 served as the Dean of the Estonian Lutheran Church in England. Since 1977 he has been the pastor at St. John’s Estonian Ev. Lutheran Church in Montreal. He died Friday afternoon, November 20, 2009 and is survived by his wife Virve, son Lembit and two granddaughters.
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