Anne Bargen of Winfield, B.C. passed away Jan. 25, 1997.
She was born Mar. 17, 1925 to Cornelius C. and Anna Peters in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine. She accepted Christ and was baptized by her father at 16, joining Yarrow MB Church. She attended Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna, Man. 1942-43.
She married Peter F. Bargen June 3, 1945. Their married life was ripe with their love for God, each other and poetry. She is remembered for her faithfulness in letter-writing, her persistent love and encouragement of others, and her indomitable sense of humour. Her primary goal was to serve and honour God.
Even while suffering from cancer, she remained devoted to the care and service of others. Romans 8 became central in her faith towards the end.
She is mourned by Peter; children Richard of Chinook, Mont., Neil of Edmonton and Charlene Lockner of Oshawa, Ont; 6 grandchildren; and 1 sister. A memorial service was held Feb. 1 at First Baptist Church, Kelowna, B.C., with Ward Cowie ministering.