Margaretha (Margaret) Sawatzky died Dec. 31, 2007. She was born Dec. 25, 1910 in Nikolaithal, Ukraine to David and Elizabeth Peters. Margaret was baptized in 1929 and became a member of the Neu-Chortitza Mennonite Church. She moved with her family to Canada in 1930, where they settled in Gnadenthal, Man. Margaret became a member of Gnadenthal MB, then Winkler MB Church. In 1936, she married Franz G. Sawatzky. They had a son in 1937. Frank died of cancer in 1939. Margaret continued to operate the small mixed farm they had started until 1956 when she moved in with her son. Predeceased by Frank, Margaret is survived by her son Arthur. The memorial was Jan. 4, 2008 at Winkler (Man.) MB Church.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.