Krahn, Elizabeth (Betty)

Elizabeth Krahn

Elizabeth (Betty) Krahn

1923 – 2003

Elizabeth Krahn.jpgElizabeth (Betty) Krahn (nee Friesen) passed peacefully to her eternal home on Friday, August 22 , 2003 after a valiant battle with cancer at the Boundary Trails Health Centre with her family by her side.

She was predeceased by her husband David R. Krahn in 1975.

Betty is survived by her children. Daughter Marie (Barry) Peters; daughter Kathie (Brian) Hildebrand;, son Dennis (Lavina) Krahn, daughter Marjorie (Jamie) Heide;  and eight grandchildren Renee (Peters) & Mark Smaill,  Clinton Peters,  Matthew & Felicia Hildebrand;  Mark & Aubrey Krahn,  Nathan & Nicole Heide.

Betty is also survived by her sisters Mary, Helen, and Susan, and brothers Peter, Henry, Bill, and Charlie.

She was predeceased by sister’s Anne, Nettie, and a brother John.

Betty was born to Jacob and Maria Friesen on May 27, 1923 in the village of Neuenberg.

In 1942  Betty was baptized by Bishop Jacob Froese  upon the confession of her faith.

We will lovingly remember our Mom for her giving spirit and will deeply miss her sparkle and zest for life.  We will miss her love for family, her compassion for those in need, her willingness to work and serve, her love for God and faithful prayers for family and others, her soft-heartedness, her soup, buns, and jam, her love for gardening, flowers, and berry picking, her great sense of humor and laughter, her servant heart, her adventurous spirit and strong will, her feisty independence, her love for all sports, aerobic classes,  mall walking with friends and watching her grandchildren in their activities such as sports, music and dance. We will remember her for her selflessness, always ensuring other’s needs were met before her own.  Hers was a beautiful, gentle, generous life, marked by giving all she had to give...

Her greatest desire was that all her children and grandchildren know the saving grace of Jesus Christ and that she will once again meet us all in eternity.

The family wishes to thank everyone who came to celebrate her 80th birthday and to visit.  It meant a great deal to her.

We especially remember the care and ministry of Dr. Marilyn Day, and to all the other staff at Boundary Trails for their care.  Thank you to Reverend Abe & Helen Reimer and Reverend Bernie & Helen Thiessen for their friendship, helping out with the details and officiating at the service.  Thanks also to the ladies groups who served and to Wiebe Funeral Home for the arrangements.

To continue Betty’s servant ministry donations may be made to Providence College, c/o The Elizabeth Krahn Memorial Volunteer Service Scholarship.  This scholarship will create the possibility for students to receive a Christian education and the opportunity for Betty’s ministry to continue through the leaders and volunteers of tomorrow.

Thank – you God for the mother we were blessed to have.  We miss you Mom and love you.