Mary Voth died July 30, 2009. She was born Apr. 19, 1928 in Hepburn, Sask. to Frank and Susie Kroeker. Her parents prayed with her for salvation when she was 8. Mary was baptized at 14. She considered it a joy to study God’s Word and to sing in choirs at Bethany Bible School and in church. Her life was shaped by a determination to be faithful to Jesus, using the talents God had given her. Mary and Nick Voth married August 19, 1950, and settled on the family farm in Arnaud, Man., then moved to Winnipeg. Mary was born with a heart defect which led to serious illness in the 1960s. Her reflections of this difficult time are filled with thanksgiving for the support of Nick, her children, friends, and neighbours. Mary was faithful in praying for others. She was active in church and evangelistic outreach, leading a Bible study with her neighbours, inviting those who were lonely for meals, and starting a house church with Nick in Wasserburg, Germany, in 1985. Nick’s declining health brought them back to Manitoba. He died in 1990, a month after their 40th wedding anniversary, celebrated with family and friends. In 1995, Mary moved to Abbotsford, B.C., to be near her children and grandchildren. She found a home in Bakerview Church, where she sang in the choir and established many friendships. Mary is mourned by children Ron (Sharon), Rick (Gay Lynn), Debbie (Artur) Baerg, Gerald (Valerie); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; 2 siblings.