Kathy (Katriesh) Voth Pauls

1930 – 2015

PaulsKathysqKathy arrived in MB Feb.9, 1930 to a farm family 5 miles south of Winkler. Because of farming hardships the family moved to a new location east of the Red River to Arnaud. This is where Kathy received her grade school education and for her high school she went to Gretna. The Godly home in which Kathy grew up made her aware early in life, in order to succeed Jesus had to be a part of all she was and would become. Her passion to attend children’s camp became so strong she memorized 300 bible verses which entitled her to the experience of a summer at Gimli Bible Camp. She was the second youngest of 12 so she never needed to go to school alone. After she completed high school she applied for her nurses training in Steinbach and graduated as a Practical Nurse. Filled with adventure and optimism she and her sister took up nursing in Norway house in northern MB. The experiences encountered here made for a lot of exciting story telling. From the north, Kathy moved to Manitou where she practiced her nursing skills for approximately 3 years, encountering many long and tiring hours during the Polio epidemic. It was while in Manitou that a young farmer took his eye off the furrow and saw a new nurse in town, farming was never the same since. Kathy farmed with her husband Rudy at Pilot Mound and made this their home for 56 years. They raised four children, three girls and one son. They lost their second daughter Heather (Porcher), to cancer in 1996. The youngest daughter Kim (Haggkvist) lives in Ponoka AB and their son Darrell (Pauls) farms In Stonewall, while their oldest daughter Darlene (Brown) lives in the city of Winnipeg.  They had nine grandchildren which kept them young.  After Kathy’s Stroke on Jan. 27/15 she was left struggling for life and breath having battled with vascular Dementia for 12 years.  When verbal communication was no longer possible she was sustained in her faith by listening to Gaither music as well as music by Mozart. Finally on February 7 two days short of her 85th birthday her faith became reality.

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday February 23, 2015 at Westside Community Church with private interment at Southside Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff at Tabor Home as she was very well cared for the past 3 ½ years and positively responded to the environment created there by those who cared for her. She will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who knew her.

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