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Katharina Sawatzky (nee Epp)
May 18, 1920 - November 11, 2009

Katharina Sawatzky of Morden, formerly of Graysville, MB beloved wife of the late Henry Sawatzky passed away peacefully at Tabor Home, November 11, 2009 at the age of 89 years.

Mom was born in Alexandrovka to John and Margaret Epp on May 18, 1920. Mom was the eldest of seven children. She had two sisters and four brothers.
She came to Canada in 1926 and went to school in Miami and Pigeon Lake. She was baptized in May 1939 in Winnipeg and was married on October 29, 1939, by John H. Enns in the Orr Church.

They lived and moved around for eight years Lac Lu, Renee and Whitemouth, fi nally settling down southwest of Graysville in 1947. They started attending church services in the Orr Church and continued in her faith when it was moved and renamed Graysville Mennonite Church and was baptized again in 2000 when she became a member of this said church after attending catechism on confession of her faith.

Mom and Dad had five sons and two daughters. Mom loved to volunteer at the Carman MCC on pricing day for the social aspect, and also certain days of the week when she was able to have a good visit with the ladies.

I remember Mom embroidering many colonial lady quilt blocks for the church ladies. These quilts were either raffled for a fundraiser or sent to needy families. Mom and Dad also volunteered at the Austin Museum, Mom making homemade lye soap and Dad demonstrating pouring babbit. Mom worked very hard
throughout her life, we picked many raspberry baskets full, which she sold by the case for grocery money.

She always had more than one garden area from which she sold produce to different establishments in Carman. There was always plenty of baking,
canning and frozen food for the many visitors that came.

Mom was predeceased by her parents, her parents-in-law, one son, Johnny in infancy, and husband Henry of 53 years; brothers Pete and John, sisters-in-law Mary Koronko (Dan) and Margaret Sawatzky (John), brothers-in-law John Sawatzky and John Hildebrand (Irma).

Mom is survived by her sisters Helen Kadach (Albert) of Calgary, AB, Irma Hildebrand, Winkler, MB; her brothers Bert Epp (Helen) of Altona, MB, Art Epp (Kathleen) of Winkler, MB; her children David Sawatzky (Sonia) of Winnipeg, MB, Allan Sawatzky (Ibolya) of Calgary, AB, Hilda McMillan (Bob) of Miami,
MB, Irene Skerritt (Ernest) of Melville, SK, Vernon Sawatzky of Graysville, MB, Donald Sawatzky (Colette) of Carman, MB and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

From the Tree of Life, each leaf must fall, the green, the gold, the great, the small…Each one in God’s own time, He’ll call.  With perfect love He gathers all.

 
Mom you will always be in our hearts and prayers,
with all our love, your family

 
We would like to thank Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Carman
for their care in arrangements, the church ladies for the lunch,
Mrs. Wanda Stockford for playing, Mr. Neil Funk for his service.
We would like to thank Mr. Frank Elias for printing the order of
service, Rose Valley Colony for the contribution of buns. We
would like to thank everyone for fl owers, cards and baking - it
was all very much appreciated. And last but not least a big
thank you to Boundary Trails and Tabor Home for the wonderful
care they gave to our Mom. Thanks also to the home care
ladies - Annie, Theresa, Patsy, Melissa and Pam; nurses - Colleen,
Linda and Ainsley, who took wonderful care of Mom while
she was still at home.

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