Agatha PENNER

Agatha PENNER

PENNER, Agatha. Born December 17, 1928 in Herbert, SK. She was 1 of 15 children born to Jacob and Helena Penner. Her passing occurred May 21, 2011 at the Menno Hospital in Abbotsford at the age of 82 after a long battle with dementia. When Agatha was eleven years old, her family left the Saskatchewan farm and took a homestead in the far north near La Crete, Alberta. Then in 1944 Jacob moved this huge family to a farm east of Carstairs on the Rosebud Coulee. Agatha met the love of her life, Victor at a fall Bible Conference in Three Hills, Alberta. They were married on October 9, 1949. They began married life in Didsbury, Alberta. In 1955 Victor and Agatha moved to Abbotsford where they lived and raised 6 children. She will be fondly remembered for her dedication to her family and her generosity to her friends and many years of service at Sevenoaks Alliance in the Sunday School department. Agatha is survived by her 6 children; Brian (Sharon), Marlene (Henry), Karen (Dave), Barry (Ann), Shirley (Paul), Joy (Joe), and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, who, because of dementia were not able to get to know their grandma. She is also survived by brothers Henry, Peter and Toby, and sisters Sara and Margaret, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. Agatha was predeceased by her husband Victor, her parents, Jacob and Helene, her brothers, Dick, Jake and Jake Driedger, John, Ben, Bernhard and Abe and sisters, Anna and Helen. A Memorial Service will be held at Sevenoaks Alliance Church on Saturday, May 28 at 11:30 am. Online condolences may be given at: www.woodlawnfh-abbotsord.com

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