Katherine Janzen passed away Apr. 4, 1999.
She was born Apr. 10, 1905 to Heinrich and Helena Toews in Lugovsk, Neu Samara, Russia. She accepted Christ in her youth; in 1922 she was baptized, joining the MB church.
In 1924 the family immigrated to Canada. Because of trachoma, she remained in Russia with her grandparents for a year before joining her family near Colonsay, Sask.
Later, the family moved to Watrous, Sask., where she continued to be a domestic.
She married Frank Janzen in October 1935. In 1941 they moved to Yarrow, B.C., later moving to Chilliwack, B.C. They cared for their disabled daughter for a number of years before taking her to Woodlands in New Westminster, B.C. She died at age 12.
Katherine is remembered for her love for neighbours and relatives. She travelled to Saskatchewan and Manitoba to visit until age 89.
She was faithful in church attendance.
In 1994 she was hospitalized for back problems, first in Chilliwack, then in Menno Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C., in 1995.
Predeceased by Frank in 1985, daughter Erna, 1 sister and 1 brother, she is mourned by sons Henry of Chilliwack, John and Nick of Princeton, B.C. and Victor of Chilliwack; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
The funeral was Apr. 8 in Broadway MB Church, Chilliwack, with Bob Friesen and Henry Warkentin ministering.