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Sarah Giesbrecht

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Deaths-Sarah-GiesbrechtSarah’s family immigrated to Canada in 1926, settling in Newton, Man. She loved to read. At 16, she moved to Winnipeg to work as live-in housekeeper for 6 years, perfecting her skills in cooking and childcare. Days off, she stayed at the Mary Martha Home with other girls who were far from home. During this time, Sarah came to a personal faith in Jesus. In 1937, she enrolled in
a sewing course in Winkler, Man., and this led to a career in custom sewing. Sarah joined Henry on the family homestead near Fortier, Man., where they farmed 33 years. In 1974, they retired to Winnipeg. After Henry’s death in 1994, Sarah continued visiting his family in Ontario until her 90s. She maintained an active social life, often in the company of Hilla Funk. In 2005, she moved to Donwood Manor, and in 2011, to the personal care home. She accepted change graciously and enjoyed interactions with friends and staff. Sarah embraced each day with joy.

  • Birth: June 18, 1914
  • Birthplace:
    Fischau, Ukraine
  • Death: November 10, 2013
  • Parents:
    Abram & Anna (Adrian) Loewen
  • Married:
    Henry Giesbrecht, Sept. 25, 1943 [d. 1994]
  • Family:
    children Eleanor (Jake) Dueck, Hank [d. 2012] (Nancy), Arthur [d. 1948], 2 infant daughters [d.]; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 sister
  • Baptism:
    North End MB (now Elmwood), Winnipeg