Katherine Loewen died Sept. 2, 2009 at 93. She was born Mar. 16, 1916 in Slavgorod, Siberia to Henry and Maria Dyck. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1926. They first lived on a farm near Glidden and Kindersley, Sask. Katherine left school as a younger teenager to do housework for other families. After the death of her father, Katherine, her mother, and brother moved to a farm near Glenbush, Sask. Here, she met and married Henry Loewen. They attended Glenbush MB Church where they were baptized as young adults. They had four children – Wilmer, Shirley, Robert, Diana. In 1966, Henry and Katherine moved to Saskatoon, where they attended West Portal Church. Katherine enjoyed tending her large garden and her flowers. After retirement, Henry’s health began to fail and they moved into West Portal Manor. Katherine became actively involved in helping West Portal office staff by regularly folding bulletins. Henry died in 1991. At 90, requiring more assistance, Katherine moved to live with her daughter.