Katharina Arendt passed away Feb. 28, 1999.
She was born Feb. 6, 1908 to Gerhard and Elizabeth Fast in Nikolaifeld, Russia. At 14, she accepted Christ; at 18, she was baptized in Schoensee, Russia.
In May 1929 she married Abraham Arendt, a widower with 3 children; 5 children died. In 1930 the family moved to Memrik, Russia, returning to Schoensee in 1935.
They fled to Poland in 1943, Germany in 1945, Holland in 1946 and Canada in 1948.
They lived in Yarrow, B.C., moving to Chilliwack, B.C. 18 years later and joining Broadway MB Church.
Katharina was a source of inspiration, strength and love to her family.
Predeceased by Abraham Dec. 7, 1988, daughter Elizabeth in December 1991, 8 brothers and 2 sisters, she is mourned by children Katherine Wiens, Hilda, Helen Dyck, Frieda Simpson, Mary Booker, John, and Agnes Moore; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Mar. 4 in Broadway MB Church, with Henry Warkentin and Robert Friesen ministering.