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Born: Jan 03, 1952

Date of Passing: Jun 24, 2014

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KATHY WOYWODA (LOEWEN) It is with deep sorrow that we announce the very sudden passing of Kathy Woywoda (Loewen) in McCreary, Manitoba at the age of 62. She went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Saviour, on June 24, 2014. She was our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Mary Loewen, brother Henry Loewen, and two grandchildren. Kathy is survived by Roger, her first love, best friend and husband of 43 years. They were married in Altona, Manitoba on June 5, 1971. Kathy is lovingly remembered by her husband Roger, her mother-in-law Kay Mentanko, her three brothers Bill Loewen (JoAnn), Frank Loewen (Sylvia), Robert Loewen (Betty), sister-in-law Linda; many nieces and nephews; daughters Liesa Guenther (Dave), Colleen Kramer (Dave), Amy Frykoda (Tim) and Rebekah Branconier (Sean), and her 11 grandchildren whom she absolutely adored and loved to spend time with: Josh (17), Matt (15), Sam (15), Skylar (8), Sierra (6), Mischa (5), Lev (4), Zhanna (2), Nathan (10), Michael (8) and Teyah (2). Her grandchildren were the light of her life and not many days went by without her spending time with at least one of them. Kathy was born on January 3, 1952 in Altona, Manitoba. Kathy received her Health Care Aide Diploma in 1997 and also completed her first year of her RN degree. She was truly gifted at working with the elderly and was currently working as the Activity Director at the McCreary Alonsa Health Centre. Grandma was a fantastic cook and there are countless people who have been blessed by her meals and warm hospitality over the years. Her yard was a haven of beauty. She was an amazing gardener and we all enjoyed many wonderful times spent on Mom and Dad's gorgeous property. Kathy was so caring and loved to help people, whether that was looking after one of her grandchildren, bringing a meal to someone or visiting with a friend. She was full of life, energy, hard work and determination. People loved being around Kathy and all of those who knew her loved her and were blessed by her. We are so thankful for all of the people who were Kathy's dear friends and we love you. Kathy's faith and strong love for God was an integral part of who she was. She was and will continue to be a source of inspiration to those whose lives she touched. Mom, you will forever be missed and we can't imagine our lives without you. A time of remembrance and visitation will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the McCreary Gospel Church. A Celebration Service of Kathy's life will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Altona Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church - 158 2nd Street NE in Altona, Manitoba. Reception will immediately follow at the church followed by interment at the Blumenthal Cemetery. Viewing will be at the church prior to the service. Memorial donations can be made to Dauphin Bible Camp, PO Box 686, Dauphin, Manitoba, R7N 3B3 or Compassion Canada, PO Box 5591, London, Ontario, N6A 5G8. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Dobchuk Funeral Home (204) 835-2004 in McCreary, Manitoba and Wiebe's Funeral Home (204) 324-5404 in Altona, Manitoba are in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 26, 2014

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • When I moved to the Riding Mountain area 7 years ago, I was so delighted meet Kathy and her family out here as we hadn't seen each other since high school. It was like time had not passed and we caught up on news and were delighted to see each other again. And that is what made Kathy so special: a wonderful ability to welcome, engage and share her love of life with others. We'll miss you Kathy but remember you always. - Posted by: Roger Schroeder (Class mate in WC Miller Collegiate) on: Jul 02, 2014

  • I would just like to send my sympathies to Roger, Liesa, Colleen, Amy and Rebekah and all their families. Kathy often greeted me in the mornings with great excitement to share a story of what she and her daughters or grandchildren had done. She always took the time to ask how my kids were doing and I enjoyed spending coffee breaks together, we never ran out of things to talk about. I will truly miss her at work. Take Care. - Posted by: Tammie Scott (Co Worker/Friend of Kathy) on: Jun 30, 2014

  • I wish to express my sincere thoughts and prayers to Roger & their family in the loss of Kathy. I only knew her for a few short years, but she was one of the most compassionate sincere people I have met, and I can't imagine McCreary without her. It helps to know she has gone home to her loving Father. May her family find some peace In this. - Posted by: Barb & Lance Little (Friends) on: Jun 29, 2014

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you and your family now and in the days ahead. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by love that surrounds you. May the Lord be with you all. - Posted by: Karline Karuba and karuba's family (Liesa's family friend. ) on: Jun 29, 2014

  • We were saddened by the loss of such a caring person. I reflect on the many trips that Kathy took with the PCH group over the years. It was fun to be in her presence. Condolences to the family. Carolyn and Wilbur - Posted by: Wilbur McKean (freind) on: Jun 29, 2014

  • This news comes as such a shock, I happened to be in the hospital with my sister on Sunday. She came to talk to me and mentioned what a wonderful day she had had with with her family. She had really enjoyed going to the park and visiting with all of them. She also told me how she was looking forward to going to Clear Lake this weekend with all of her family. She obviously loved her family a great deal and meant a lot to everyone in the community. My thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Janie Ferguson (Past McCreary resident) on: Jun 29, 2014

  • Sending my love and prayers to you. I remember the good times at your house as a teenager. I know how much you will miss your mom. - Posted by: Penny Dyck (High school friends with Liesa) on: Jun 28, 2014

  • My condolences to Roger and the girls. We are really saddened to hear of your loss! She will be greatly missed by her friends and co-workers at McCreary Alonsa Health Center. Thank you for all your thoughtfulness and caring for my Mom in the home! - Posted by: Rick and Deb Janzen (Friends) on: Jun 28, 2014

  • We were shocked and saddened to hear of Kathy's passing! It is great comfort to know she is with her Lord and Saviour. She was so full of life and will always remember our time together taking our health care aide course, the trip to Ste. Rose. We are thinking of all of you and praying. Kathy has left a big impression on a lot of people! - Posted by: Scott and Susan Dueck (Friends of daughter Rebekah) on: Jun 28, 2014

  • So sorry for your loss. I (Kittie) had a few opportunities to work in the kitchen at Dauphin Bible Camp with Kathy and was always blessed by her hardwork and love for the camp. Sending Our thoughts and prayers to you all. - Posted by: Kurt and Kittie Driedger (friend) on: Jun 27, 2014

  • Dear Roger and Family. Kathy will be missed by all. God must have needed her on another journey. She has left behind any many wonderful memories. She was the best role model for all her daughters now she will be your guardian angel. God is with you all. Hugs ..cousin Marlene - Posted by: Marlene Brant-Myrick (Cousin in law) on: Jun 27, 2014

  • I remember Kathy always baking buns after school....I loved the taste of her homemade buns!! all the girls and Rodger I'm so sorry for your shocking....I pray for peace and calmness during this will see her again in heaven....hugs to all! - Posted by: Sheila Fritz (friend of Liesa and Colleen and girls) on: Jun 27, 2014

  • Condolences to you her wonderful children, grandchildren and Roger her beloved husband. Thank you to the many years of friendship! We will miss the visit, phone calls and the informative Christmas letter! Most of all to the years of serving The Lord Jesus in such a passionate way! - Posted by: John Tina Enns (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2014

  • Roger and Girls: - my heart goes out to you in this time of loss, remembrance, and adjustment. Kathy was such a beautiful caring lady who loved her Lord Jesus. May the thought that while she is absent from you, she is rejoicing in His presence! The Lord will sustain you through the difficult days ahead. Deuteronomy 33:27 "The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms". - Posted by: Dennis Kawa (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2014

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thoughts to you all. - Posted by: Belinda McDowell (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2014

  • To the Loewen/Woywoda Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Reading the tribute, Kathy seemed like a WONDERFUL person! She will certainly be missed in the world. A donation has been made in her loving memory. Much love, Pina Lostritto on Behalf of the entire Executive Team at Plan Group - Posted by: Plan Group (Friends and Coworkers) on: Jun 26, 2014

  • What a wonderful Godly woman! We got to know Roger and Kathy better from the times we were wintering in Palm Springs. She generously shared her baking, her talent at cards, her winning smile and her enthusiasm for all of life. She is and will be missed by so many who were blessed to have her as a friend. May our God of all comfort encouragement, and peace be with the family. - Posted by: Lincoln and Nancy Lautermilch (friends) on: Jun 26, 2014

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