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Katherine (Wiens) Tymburski

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Katherine was the eldest of 8 siblings. Her family immigrated to Canada when she was 6 months. At Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alta., she felt the call to missionary work. To be better equipped, she trained as a registered nurse in Great Falls, Mont. Her life of service included time as a missionary nurse with MB Mission in Congo and Brazil. After returning to Canada, she and her sister Lucille were caregivers for their parents. At 75, after her sister Mary’s death, Katherine married her brother-in-law Peter. They had 11 years of church life and travel together. Katherine’s love of cooking and gardening was a gift to the family. With her green thumb, she created show pieces for all to enjoy. Peter’s stroke in 2010 necessitated a move to a care facility. After his death, Katherine remained at Blue Sky Lodge, looking forward to when God would call her home. After a brief illness, her wish to be with her Saviour was fulfilled.

  • Birth: April 27, 1926
  • Birthplace:
    Stepanovka, Russia
  • Death: May 9, 2018
  • Parents:
    Franz & Helena (Friesen) Wiens
  • Married:
    Peter Tymburski, 2002 [d. 2013]
  • Family:
    Peter’s children Gloria, Diane, William, Calvin; 1 sister
  • Church:
    Coaldale (Alta.) MB