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AGATHA (DYCK) KLASSEN
Born: Apr 17, 1927
Date of Passing: Sep 17, 2019Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
AGATHA (DYCK) KLASSEN
April 17, 1927 September 17, 2019
Agatha was predeceased by her parents, Abram and Katharina Dyck; husband Peter; and sisters, Katarina and Margaret.
Remaining to cherish her memory are her son Vern (Roselin); daughters, Myra (Russ) Friesen, Andrea (Rob) Doig; grandchildren, Sharon (Neil), Stephanie (Tim), Amanda (Levi), Christine (Matthew), Jessica (Khalid), Laurel (Ralph), Kathleen, Michael and Meghan; as well as nine great-grandsons. Agatha will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Agatha was born and raised on the family farm in Plum Coulee, Manitoba. She treasured the time she had as a teenager at Gimli Bible Camp, and then at age 17 she travelled to Ontario to work at a canning factory, and then moved to Winnipeg where she gained employment at Luke's Electric, and then Eaton's. She met Peter Klassen, and they were married on June 12, 1949. In 1964, they moved to Oak Bluff to farm. They raised their three children to love the outdoors. They retired to live in Winnipeg and spent 23 years wintering in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Agatha and Peter were married 58 years before Peter passed in August 2007. In 2011, Agatha moved to Lindenwood Manor assisted living and enjoyed her friends and taking part in as many activities as possible. Agatha enjoyed spending time with family, especially loved her time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending church at Christian Fellowship Chapel, golfing, swimming, bowling, travelling, and playing games. Agatha had a strong love for her Lord and Saviour and lived out her faith daily.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Agatha's name may be made to Gimli Bible Camp, P.O. Box 1579, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0, or Christian Fellowship Chapel, 465 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2A4.
The family would like to thank the excellent staff at Lindenwood Manor for their loving care of our Mom over the past eight years. The family would also like to thank the staff working on the fifth floor south of the Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion shown to Mom.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m., at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home with a reception to follow.
For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 21, 2019
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
My sympathies go out to you on the loss of Agatha. Many times we enjoyed sharing a table at Lindenwood Manor. She was a good friend and I missed her when I moved out. Helen Doerksen, age 97 - Posted by: Helen Doerksen (Friend in Lindenwood Manor) on: Sep 26, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Agatha's passing. I greatly enjoyed a chance to visit with Agatha this past July to share memories. I pray that God's grace will give you all peace and joy that Agatha is now in heaven. - Posted by: Len Dyck (friend) on: Sep 25, 2019
Deepest sympathy and blessings Myra on your mother's passing. Sincerely Barbara McDowall - Posted by: barbara mcdowall (friend) on: Sep 24, 2019
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