Katie Mathies

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Deaths-Katie-MathiesKatie accepted Jesus as Saviour. She made friendships in school that lasted into the care home. As a teen, Katie shared a room with her grandmother and took responsibility for her care. Katie and Dave started farm life with a cow and a few pigs. Katie managed the household of 11 children well, but was willing to stop any task if a child needed her. She raised chickens, grew vegetables and separated milk. Often ill in her youth, Katie claimed she grew stronger with each baby. She sewed clothing from scraps or her wedding dress, stretching the family allowance so her children always looked respectable. She enjoyed oil and acrylic painting. Katie was a loving Sunday school teacher. Her Christmases were magical. Her children and grandchildren were constantly aware of her prayers and desire for each one to have a relationship with Jesus. She rejoiced in her “reward,” her home at Herbert Heritage Manor, “where staff do everything for me.”

  • Birth: August 19, 1918
  • Birthplace:
    Herbert, Sask.
  • Death: January 11, 2015

  • Parents:
    Cornelius & Susan (Klassen) Gerbrandt
  • Married:
    Dave Mathies, 1942 [d. August 1994]
  • Family:
    children Billy [stillborn], Roy (Lydia), Cliff (Gina), Betty (Corny) Andres, Ron (Cindy), Herb (Marilynne), Harvey (Karon), Hank (Brenda), Colleen (Bob) Leslie, Bob, Ken (Colleen), Don (Esther); 30 grandchildren [d. Cory Mathies]; 47 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings
  • Church:
    Green Farm MB, Morse, Sask.; Herbert MB
  • Baptism:
    in her 20s