Margaret Kosack was born in Muntau, Ukraine on November 16, 1925 to Johann & Elisabeth Thiessen. During the war, Margaret, together with her mother, sister Katie and aunts Helen and Annie Epp, fled Russia and eventually ended up in Germany. It was here that she met John Kosack, and they were married on December 25, 1946. They had one daughter, Erika, who was born the following year in September. In September 1948 John and Margaret, with Erika, immigrated to Canada and settled in the Matsqui area where John farmed and worked for the sawmill, and then later for BC Hydro. In 1958 they had a home built in Clearbrook where Margaret resided until her death. Margaret spent her life taking care of Erika who was physically and mentally handicapped. John and Margaret were also very active in, and helped found the school for handicapped children and adults in the Abbotsford area. Margaret came to faith in Christ at 16 and was baptized in the Molotschna River. She was an active member of the Clearbrook MB Church for 58 years, being involved in the Women’s organization and for some time, in charge of the flowers for the sanctuary. Her church was her family and she participated in as many events as she could. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, John, and daughter, Erika. She is survived by her nephew, Helmut Klassen, of Stettler, Alberta, niece, Margarete Klassen Frantz, of Owasso, Oklahoma and several great nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Service for Margaret will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.
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