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Katharine Hiebert

April 25, 1923 - July 23, 2016

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Katharine Hiebert, born in Rosenhof, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at Holmberg House Hospice surrounded by the love of her children.  She is survived by her children Frieda Zalinko, Allen (Dorothy) Hiebert, Linda (Bruce) Lysack, and Sharon (John) Yokoyama, six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister Agatha Hiebert and brothers Ben (Helen) Rempel and Jake (Elsie) Rempel, and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by husband Frank, brothers Bill Rempel and John Rempel, sisters Helena Friesen and Margaret Wiens; sister Susanna at age 3 and two brothers in infancy. 

Katharine was the third of eight children growing up in the village of Rosenhof.  At the age of 10 her mother died. She and her older sister learned to manage household duties and care for their younger siblings.  In spite of numerous losses, her father remained steadfast in his faith and lovingly passed on his faith and values to his children, which continues to be passed on to the next generations.  She married Frank in 1946 and moved to Abbotsford in 1947, where they raised their four children. 

Katharine volunteered at the MCC thrift store and quilting group.  She loved to read and had a heart for service to others.  She was an avid supporter of peacemaking and social justice, both in the world and between people.

Her children would like to thank the staff at Menno Housing and Holmberg House Hospice for their kind care in her final years. 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 3471 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, B.C.

 

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Frieda Wiebe
Relation: Friends

To Frieda, Allen:
Sorry for the loss of your mom.
I had hoped to come today, but had other duties.
Your mother was always kind and talkative with me.
Seems like she was a friend since back in the 60, s
Blessings to your family.
Frieda Wiebe

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 2, 2016
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Emmanuel Mennonite Church
3471 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

3471 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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