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Margaret (Derksen) Janzen

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Deaths-Margaret-(Derksen)-JanzenMargaret became a domestic worker in Vancouver at 14, far from her family in Yarrow, B.C. After obtaining her high school diploma through night school, she started her lifelong career at BC Tel. She was proud to work for Telus. Margaret was a worldwide traveller, enjoying many trips with her friends, Dorothy, Florence and Kathy. She was passionate about photography. She collected fine china on her lunch breaks in downtown Vancouver. Margaret enjoyed horseback riding, skiing, water skiing, camping, canoeing and attending the symphony and opera. She was a great knitter, making some 100 baby outfits and afghans. Margaret accepted Christ as Saviour. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served as deaconess at Fraserview MB Church.Her marriage to Jake was brief, but gave her a large, loving family. Her retirement was filled with volunteering at Union Gospel Mission, MCC, MOPS, the church library and the Kent Street Singers. In September, a fall broke her femur. She died of pneumonia.

  • Birth: December 8, 1925
  • Birthplace:
    Blaine Lake, Sask.
  • Death: November 11, 2014
  • Parents:
    Johann & Katharina Derksen
  • Married:
    Jake Janzen, May 18, 1991 [d. Mar. 14, 1993]
  • Family:
    Jake’s sons Karl, Harry, Walter, Helmut, Ed & their spouses; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; 1 brother
  • Church:
    Fraserview MB, Richmond, B.C.; White Rock Baptist, Surrey, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    Yarrow (B.C.) MB, Aug. 26, 1944