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Hildegard (Hilda) Sawatzky

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Deaths-Hildegard-(Hilda)-SawatzkyHilda’s family immigrated to Canada when she was 4, settling on a farm near Arnaud, Man. She accepted Jesus as Saviour at an early age. After attending Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute, Hilda took a sewing course in Winkler and moved to Winnipeg with her parents to work at a sewing factory, Paulins Biscuits and a chocolate shop. Hilda loved serving others by aiding Portage Avenue Church’s food committee, singing in the choir, sewing quilts at MCC and volunteering at a pregnancy distress centre. She had an infectious laugh that would often bring her to tears. Hilda enjoyed gardening, family gatherings, music, camping and cooking for her family. In independent living, she remained active: making friends, exercising, doing puzzles.

  • Birth: August 12, 1922
  • Birthplace:
    Alexandertal, Russia
  • Death: September 20, 2014
  • Parents:
    Martin & Agatha Pauls
  • Married:
    John Sawatzky, May 27, 1951
  • Family:
    John; children Carol (Len) Penner, Reg (Linda), Bruce (Irene), Len (Sharon); 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings
  • Church:
    Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
  • Baptism:
    age 15