LEWIN (nee GIESBRECHT) KATHARIENA. 1918 – 2012 Kathariena Lewin passed away peacefully in her 94th year after a brief illness. Kathariena was born on September 9th, 1918 in Petrovka, Russia to Jacob and Anna Giesbrecht. She and her family immigrated to Canada when she was eight years old and settled in Anaheim, Sask. She married John Lewin in May 1937 and they lived in Middle Lake, and Humboldt, Sask., and Abbotsford, BC. She was predeceased by her husband John Lewin in 1996 and her brothers Jacob, David, Peter and Frank. She leaves behind her brother Abraham (Agnes) Giesbrecht and sister-in-law Katie Giesbrecht, four children Beatrice (Bill) Hildebrand, Edward (Pearl) Lewin, Margaret (Walter) Cornies and Terry (Hugh) Hardless, eight grandchildren Brenda (Hildebrand) Peters, Bart Hildebrand, Kelly (Lewin) Allen, Kevin Lewin, Chad Cornies, Ebony (Hardless) Marconato, Clementine (Hardless) Huff & Nathan Hardless and seven great-grandchildren Mikaela, Amanda, Danika, Jacqueline, Alexandria, John and Nico. Mom enjoyed reading and studying her Holy Bible, sewing, crocheting, knitting, gardening, travelling, and being a homemaker. She worked at Menno Home as a Practical Nurse, travelled to the Holy Land in 1972 and sang in the Happy Gang. She was a devoted Christian and member of the Church of God (Seventh Day).
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. G. Lewis and the nurses on Baker 3 for their compassion & special care for Mom during her brief stay at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 7 – 9:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford where a Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 12th 2012 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.com in Kathariena’s name would be appreciated.
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Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643