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Katie Elizabeth Sanford (Poisson)

October 13, 1987 - August 10, 2021

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On the morning of August 10th, while holding her beloved husband’s hand, Katie went peacefully to be with her Saviour at the Royal Columbian Hospital.  The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the entire ICU staff for taking care of Katie for her last two months.  Her fight and determination was noted and respected by those who cared for her.

Katie was a loving wife to her husband James, and a dedicated mother to their precious son Ezekiel.  She was the cherished daughter to her parents Dwayne and Tina Poisson of Windsor, Ontario and cherished sister to Kyle and Krystle (and Michael Bennett), all of Windsor, Ontario.  She is also survived by her grandparents Lionel Poisson of Belle River, Ontario and Mathew (and Wanda) Golab of Lincoln Park, Michigan, as well as numerous cousins and relatives in the Windsor area and spread across the country.

Katie will be remembered for her love and concern for those around her.  Growing up in Windsor, Ontario, she ventured out to spend a summer in Spain and studying Education at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.  Katie’s love for adventure continued as her and James lived in several places over their nearly 11 years of marriage.  I

Her teaching career stared in Muscat, Oman at al Sahwa Schools where she left an impact on the staff, students and community and where her son Ezekiel was born.  Katie and James moved to the Peace River area and lived in Dawson Creek, BC, before settling in Chetwynd and a Little Prairie Elementary.  Katie left a deep impact in the school community of Little Prairie teaching the primary years and as Reading Recovery Teacher.  Just over two years ago, Katie, James, and Ezekiel moved to Abbotsford where Katie spent the last two years teaching at John MacLure Community School and become a part of the LifeSpring Church family.  The move also brought great joy to Katie, as she was able to see Ezekiel overcome many of his obstacles and start to thrive.

A Celebration of Katie’s life will take place on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at LifeSpring Church in Abbotsford at 1:00 pm.  A gathering to celebrate her life will also occur in Windsor at a later date.

Katie always believed that each person was valuable and was determined to pull that potential out of them, whether it was one of her students, a relative or a friend.  In honour of Katie’s desires, an Education Fund for Ezekiel is going to be established and please consider a gift to Ezekiel’s Education in lieu of flowers.

 

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

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

From: Lisa Kopcok
Relation: Cousin

James, Ezekiel, and the Poisson Family. Give our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Katie was my little cousin forever she’ll be ,never forgotten . We’ll miss her smile, kind heart and her gentle soul.Until we meet again cous xo

From: Kelly Beaudet
Relation: First Cousin

Sending Our Deepest Sympathy! May Katie RIP. Gone Way too Soon. Katie was such a Loving Soul. Although we haven’t seen each other in a few years. I will Miss hearing all her updates on Ezekiel’s Progress, and just life in itself. I Pray for James and Ezekiel to find Comfort and Strength in the Lord to Carry on during this Devastating time. Love Always Your Cousin’s Kelly & Ray, Hunter & Hayden Beaudet Xoxo 💔🙏😥

From: Renee Daudlin Iacobelli
Relation: Cousin

Dwayne, Tina and family. We are saddened to hear of Katie’s passing. She touched the hearts of many people. We are praying for your strength through this sad time.

From: Julie
Relation: Friend

Dear James and Ezekiel, Tina and Dwayne, Kyle, Krystal and Michael. Our sincere condolences at the death of Katie. She will always be remembered as a determined young woman, one who never quit, worked hard, and was always kind to others. Her love for God was very evident in all she did. Truly to know Katie was to love her. She has changed addresses now to live with her Saviour. We look forward to seeing her again one day. We are sending our love and ongoing praying for you.
Sincerely the Hunter family

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
August 19, 2021
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
LifeSpring Church
2393 W. Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2393 W. Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Katie always believed that each person was valuable and was determined to pull that potential out of them, whether it was one of her students, a relative or a friend.  In honour of Katie’s desires, an Education Fund for Ezekiel is going to be established and please consider a gift to Ezekiel’s Education in lieu of flowers.

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