Mary Agnes Janzen passed away Mar. 19, 1999.
She was born May 2, 1908 to Henry and Elizabeth Penner in Halbstadt, Molotschna, Ukraine. In 1919 she accepted Christ; in 1924 she was baptized.
In 1924 the family immigrated to Canada. Mary did housework in Winnipeg.
In 1930 the family moved to Yarrow, B.C. In 1935 she married Henry Jacob Janzen. They settled in Yarrow and were active members of Yarrow MB Church.
After retiring, they moved to Clearbrook, B.C., joining Clearbrook MB Church. Mary was hospitable and loved hosting guests in her home.
Henry died of cancer in 1988.
Poor hearing was an obstacle for her. She spent her last 3 years in Menno Home. She lived in fellowship and obedience to the Lord all her life.
She is remembered for her strong faith, love for family and friends, and prayer life. She is mourned by children Art, Walter, Martha Guenther, Sally Cui and Mary Anne Falk; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
The memorial service was Mar. 27 in Clearbrook MB Church, with Jay Neufeld, Eldon DeFehr and Don Enns ministering.