Elizabeth Langeman of Menno Home, Abbotsford, B.C., formerly of Yarrow, B.C., passed away Sept. 9, 2000.
She was born Jan. 21, 1914 to David and Katharina Klassen in Kontemerowka, Ukraine.
In 1924 the family immigrated to Hepburn, Sask. She completed grade 8 in Coaldale, Alta. She attended Coaldale Bible School for a few years.
She worked to help support the family, although she did not enjoy being away from home. She entertained many friends, was well-known for her cooking and baking and was an avid reader into old age.
In 1941 the family moved to Yarrow. In 1943 she married John Langeman, whom she had met in Coaldale. Following the accidental death of her oldest son Willie in 1964, she had a spiritual renewal. Her faith was a testimony to her family.
She was kindhearted and generous to her family, her friends and her sons' friends. She loved giving gifts she made herself or bought. She never forgot a birthday in the family. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spending time with them. She had a wonderful sense of humour and could laugh at herself. She enjoyed driving her classic car, which her son Bob had fixed for her. She loved cats, birds and dogs. There was always a pet in the home.
She had a beautiful voice, and during the last week sang of her heavenly home.
Predeceased by son Willie, she is mourned by John; sons Bob and Richard of Yarrow and Jim of Abbotsford; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters and 1 brother.
The funeral was Sept. 13 in Yarrow MB Church, with Jim Nightingale and Ron Braun ministering.