Because of farming hardships, Kathy’s family moved to Arnaud, Man. Her godly family taught her that, to succeed, Jesus had to be part of all she was. She memorized 300 Bible verses to attend Gimli (Man.) Bible Camp. Kathy did nurse’s training in Steinbach, Man., graduating as a practical nurse. Filled with adventure and optimism, she and her sister took up nursing in Norway House in northern Manitoba. Kathy moved to Manitou, Man., where she nursed 3 years during the polio epidemic and caught a young farmer’s eye. Kathy farmed with Rudy in Pilot Mound, Man. After her stroke Jan. 27, 2015, she was left struggling for breath, having already lived with vascular dementia for 12 years. When verbal communication was no longer possible, Kathy’s faith was sustained by Gaither music and Mozart.