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DERKSEN, Katharina

Funeral services were conducted from Yarrow Mennonite Brethren with Rev. Abraham Nachtigal officiation for Mrs. Katharine (Katrine) Derksen who passed away at Chilliwack General Hospital March 2, 1945. Interment was at Yarrow Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Derksen, Henry Derksen, Henry Goossen, David Giesbrecht and John Dahl.

Mrs. Derksen was born in Alexanderthal, Molotschna, South Russia on October 21, 1876 to Heinrich & Anna (Funk) Goossen. She was baptized August 23, 1896 in Alexanderthal, Molotschna, South Russia. Tina married Gerhard J. Derksen on September 6, 1908 in Alexanderthal, Molotschna, South Russia.

Two children were born to them: Anna on July 8, 1909 and Jacob on October 20, 1911. They immigrated to Canada and arrived in Quebec, Quebec on October 24, 1925 on the S.S. Quebec, making their home in Winkler Manitoba. In 1929 she came to Yarrow with her husband and children where she has since resided on Central Road.

Besides her husband Gerhard, she is survived by her son: Jake Derksen, Yarrow and two daughters: Mrs. H. Friesen at Morden, Manitoba and Annie at home and seven grandchildren; and one brother Henry Goossen, Manitou, Manitoba.


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