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Agatha Janzen

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Deaths-Agatha-Janzen-Agatha was 4 when her family escaped over the frozen Amur River into China, then immigrated to Paraguay. She accepted Jesus as Saviour at 8. In 1957, the family immigrated to Canada, settling in St. Catharines, Ont., where Scott Street MB became their church home. Agatha was a faithful, supportive wife to Henry for 60 years. Together they served as deacons and showed kindness and hospitality to many. Agatha always knew she was a child of God, and he gave her humility, kindness, contentment, faith and a smile. She said, “During hard times and good, we always felt the Lord near us.” Her siblings nicknamed her “Channel 11” because she was constantly taking pictures and organizing them into stories. She kept every email from her children and grandchildren, and before she died, gave them each “a diary of their lives as told to our mother/Oma.” Agatha was the “heart” of her family.

  • Birth: July 15, 1925
  • Birthplace:
    Nikolaipol, Russia
  • Death: October 13, 2013
  • Parents:
    Peter & Agatha (Baerg) Duerksen
  • Married:
    Henry Janzen, July 24, 1945 [d. June 2005]
  • Family:
    children Ursula Savoie, Susan (Tony) Bologna, Margie (Harold) Penner, Karl (Janet), Wilf (Yvonne), John (Wendy), Rose (Keith) Crawford; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 7 siblings
  • Church:
    Scott Street MB, St. Catharines, Ont.
  • Baptism:
    MB church, age 14