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Born: Oct 09, 1951

Date of Passing: Jan 12, 2000

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ESTHER ANN FOROSTIAK Peacefully, at her home, on Wednesday, January 12, 2000. She is survived by her loving husband, John, whom she married on October 9, 1951. They have lived in Charleswood since 1955. Esther was born in 1921 and grew up in Peebles (near Edinburgh), Scotland. Before coming to Canada in 1948, she worked in Edinburgh. Esther is also survived by her brother Don (Hazel) Malloch in England and by a number of nieces and nephews. She was especially fond of her niece Pam of Christchurch, New Zealand. She is also survived by brothers-in-law, Henry (Jean) Frostiak, of Winnipeg and William Forostiak of Vancouver. She was predeceased by her brother Robert (Esther) of New Zealand. Esthers sense of humour and her positive outlook, even when she had health problems, was encouraging to all who knew her. Under Johns tutelage, she developed a love for listening to traditional jazz. Together they attended many jazz festivals, the last one being in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They also enjoyed fishing together. Until recently, the highlight of her summers was her camping trips to the mountains in Banff with her dear friend, Mary Filshie. Besides her devoted study of the Bible, she enjoyed reading good novels and historical books. She was a faithful member of the Charleswood Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses for more than 40 years. She enjoyed teaching others about the Bibles promise of a paradise earth under Gods Kingdom. In her later years, she especially treasured her opportunities to do this with her friends on Tuesday afternoons. She longed for the time when Revelation 21:4 will be fulfilled: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." She had a strong faith Jehovah would resurrect her to a paradise earth where this prophecy will be fulfilled. A memorial talk will be given by Al Johannson at the Kingdom Hall, 235 Alcrest Dr. on Monday, January 17 at 1:30 p.m. Knysh Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main St., in charge of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 14, 2000

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