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Katherine Klassen

Katherine Klassen

Katherine Klassen died Sept. 29. She was born Mar. 2, 1919 in Schonsee, Siberia, Russia to Johann and Susanna Braun. She came to Canada in 1927, living first in Hussar, Alta. and then moving to Gem, Alta. in 1936. She was baptized and joined Gem MB Church. She married David Klassen in Gem on Dec. 17, 1942. They farmed in Gem until 1967 when they moved to Calgary. She took care of her family. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting and gardening. After a stroke in 2001 she lived in Chinook Care Centre. She is mourned by David; sons David, Garry, Ralph; daughter Susan Neufeld; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers; 1 sister. The funeral was Oct. 2 in Highland MB Church, Calgary.

Louise Peters

Louise Peters

Louise Peters died Nov. 16. She was born Aug. 28, 1919 in Hague, Sask. to Daniel and Helena Giesbrecht. They moved to B.C. in 1934. She married Dan Peters in Clearbrook, B.C. May 29, 1939. They moved to Foam Lake, Sask. They committed their lives to Christ New Year’s Eve 1939 and were baptized the following summer by H.S. Rempel. In 1941 they moved to B.C. and in 1963 to San Jose, Calif. She worked as a cook. In 1975 they returned to B.C. She sang in the Jubilee Choir and was on the food committee at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford. Family was always uppermost to her. She particularly enjoyed time with them in Stanley Park or around the dinner table. Dan died in 1982. She enjoyed travelling. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1987. She moved into Menno Home in 1995 and into Menno Hospital in 1999. Predeceased by Dan, she is mourned by daughters Helen Funk, Abbotsford; Kathy Jackson, Edmonton; Janet Peters, Bakersfield, Calif.; Elizabeth Doerksen, Abbotsford; son Henry, Grand Cache, Alta.; 28 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers; 3 sisters. The funeral was Nov. 21 in Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford.

Elizabeth Unger

Elizabeth Unger

Elizabeth Unger died Sept. 9. She was born Dec. 17, 1914 to Abram and Maria Wiebe in Ufa, Russia. The family moved to a farm at Colonsay, Sask. in 1925. When the family moved to Ontario, Elizabeth stayed to work in Saskatoon. She married David Unger Jan. 14, 1945. They farmed at Moose Range and Lobethal, then moved to Main Centre, Sask. in 1953. In 1984 they moved to Herbert, Sask. Elizabeth worked hard to provide for her family. She had a big garden and a few chickens. She took pride in the accomplishments of her children. Because of her sons’ mental handicaps she became involved in the Sask. Association for Retarded Children, helping establish a special class for the handicapped. She enjoyed reading, doing word puzzles and crocheting. When caring for the household became too much, David and home care took over. Predeceased by 2 infant sons, 1 sister and 2 brothers, she is mourned by David; daughters Mary Mielke; Ruth Unruh; sons David, Daniel, Paul; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers; 2 sisters;. The funeral was Sept. 13 in Herbert MB Church.

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