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May 17, 2003

Agnes Loewen born June 25, 1912 went to be with Jesus her Lord on May 17, 2003.

Agnes' eventful life, written about in Lead, Kindly Light, began in the Ukraine during the Russian Revolution. She survived Stalin's oppressive regime,famines, and typhus. During World War II, she lost Isaac, her beloved husband. She fled across Europe with her four small children and eventually immigrated to Canada in September 1949.

Agnes was known for her wonderful hospitality offering food and love to everyone who came to her home. Her sweet spirit radiated forgiveness and acceptance. She found much joy in growing flowers and in daily little pleasures.

Agnes Loewen will be greatly missed by her loving family, her children; Helen Lescheid, Katie Loewen, Agnes Ferngren and husband Gary, Fred Loewen and wife Carol; her eleven grandchildren and their spouses; her twelve great grandchildren, her siblings Anne Kessenich, Tina Vogt and Gerhard Dyck, many nieces and nephews and a host of freinds.

A celebration of Life Service was held on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cleabrook Mennonite Church. Donations in memory of Agnes Loewen may be made to the MCC.

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