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Katherine (Tina) Trischka (Regier)

August 6, 1936 - February 5, 2021


Mom was born on August 6th, 1936 in Loverna, Saskatchewan. Her parents were Cornelius Isaak Regier and Ageneta Regier(nee Janzen). Mom told stories of bundling up in a horse drawn sleigh with her Mom and Dad and sister to go visit cousins. They would put heated stones in the sleigh and be covered up with animal skin blankets to keep warm during the cold snowy drive.  Her family moved to BC in 1943. She attended Elementary school at Aberdeen Elementary and Grade 7 and 8 at Mt. Lehman Superior School, Grade 9 at the Abbotsford Airport School and Grade 10 at Philip Sheffield High School.  She left school at age 16 and in the fall of 1952 went to work in Vancouver to help support her parents because her Dad’s health was very poor. She worked a variety of jobs from West Coast Woolen Mills for a short time, Woolworths, and then for Milner and Craighead for a number of years. For some of this time she lived in the Mennonite Girls Home or “Maedchen Heim.”  In 1954 she was baptized upon confession of faith by Rev. J. B. Wiens and was received into fellowship of the First United Mennonite Church in Vancouver.  On October 26, 1957, she married Henry Neufeld (our Dad) and moved to a farm in Yarrow on Oct. 2, 1959, where she lived until March of 1985.  Tina and Henry were blessed with 2 lovely daughters, Linda and Lorraine. Linda married Rod Klassen and blessed her with a grandson, Matthew and a granddaughter, Jillian.  Henry and Tina celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 1982 with a trip to Hawaii with friends Harry and Mary Baerg.  Her beloved husband, Henry, passed away on March 10, 1983.  On March 16, 1985, Tina married Peter Trischka. During their time together, they had a large garden which needed lots of care, they managed the Yarrow MCC thrift store, and were able to take several trips to Europe and a few cruises, a Caribbean and an Alaskan cruise. Peter passed away May 17, 2011.  Mom was diagnosed with multiple cancers in April of 2020. She underwent radiation therapy in June and July and chose not to undergo chemotherapy. She remained in relatively good health, other than tiredness until mid December when the symptoms began to impact her everyday life. She still enjoyed reading and playing games on her tablet until the final month of her life. She was hospitalized for 2 weeks and hospice for a day before going to meet her Lord on February 5, 2021.  Mom was a very caring, giving person and did not realize the impact her quiet manner of service and hospitality had on many people. She diligently served the Menno Home as mobile librarian for many years and was so appreciated. We have received so many messages of condolence where friends from childhood have mentioned Mom’s care, welcome and hospitality. Her community at Wedgewood Estates will miss her lovely smile, caring and gentle nature, the cookies she handed out to newcomers every Christmas and positive words she had for everyone.  She will be especially missed by us, her family.


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