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Katharina Penner (Toews)

June 3, 1928 - April 18, 2021


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Katharina.  She was born June 3, 1928 in Neu-Rosengart, Ukraine and passed away April 18, 2021 in Abbotsford.  Katharina is survived by 4 children; Margret, Jakob (Petra), Erwin and Arthur (Ruth); 8 grandchildren; Daniel, Katrina, Edward, Monica, Karen, Andrew, Camille and Steven and 4 great grandchildren; Jenna, Jillian, Layla and Nash; as well as 1 brother Jake (Elizabeth), other relatives and friends.  .  She was predeceased by her husband Jakob and son Karl Henry as well as 5 siblings.  Jake and Katharina married on April 10, 1948 and later that year moved to the village of Volendam in Paraguay.  They had their 5 children there and made the move to Canada in 1965; arriving in Winnipeg and then by train to Abbotsford.  The family worked together in agriculture and in 1969 purchased an egg production farm and moved to 1798 Bradner Road.  They remained there until their retirement .  They were members of Eben-Ezer Church for many years and attended regularly.  Our Mom, Sister, Oma and Great Oma will be missed and remain in our thoughts and hearts forever.


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From: Ron and Kathy Blair
Relation: Family friend

Our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of the family!
May God comfort your hearts, thru all your precious memories.

From: Gail Lauritsen
Relation: Friend of the family

I am sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother. She was a Grand Lady. Hers was a life well lived, a great cook, gardener & smart as a whip for all her 93 years. May she Rest In Peace. She earned it.

From: Del and Connie Zorn

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family

From: Fran Cole
Relation: Friends of Petra and Jake for many years.

So sorry to hear about your mom Jake-I know she will be missed dearly by all the family. I used to enjoy Petra’s stories about her and how much she was loved. Thinking of you all.

From: John & Myrna Griffin

So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Penner had an amazing life and will be missed.

From: Sara Gilbert
Relation: Friend of the family

We’re so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and we pray for strength and peace.

A life well-lived. Safe in the arms of Jesus..

From: Larry Kenneth Dicks
Relation: She is the mother of our good friend Jake.

To Jake and all his family members, Joan and I will be keeping you in our prayers not only for these trying times but for the loss of your Mom and our friend Katharina.. She made the best darn fried chicken in the world, and despite the fact she gave me the recipe and even showed me how to do it “her way”, I must confess that I haven’t been as near as successful as her with the delicious end results. I will always cherish the memories of her mouthwatering cooking abilities and especially her innate ability to always make you feel so at home in her presence. She is a real beautiful person and we were very blessed to have known her even for a short period of time.

From: Helen and Peter Peters
Relation: Really good friends of Katharina

We enjoyed playing games with Katharina. We always enjoyed everything she served us. She was a wonderful cook. We also remember Katharina phoning when the chickens started laying small eggs. She gave us enough to make a big batch of noodles. We enjoyed visiting with her in church and will dearly miss her.
May God bless you, her family, and we will remember you in our prayers.

From: Robyn Gray Lepki
Relation: Family Friend

To Jake, Petra and family. My sincere condolences for your loss. Mrs. Penner was a strong, kind-hearted and wise lady. A wonderful women who role-modeled what it means to live well. She will continue to live on in so many of our hearts.

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Date & Time:
April 27, 2021
Beginning at 11:00am


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