August 2, 1935 – October 26, 2019
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4, 7
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces that Agnes died on October 26, 2019 at the age of 84 at the Health Science Centre. She now joins Peter, her late husband who died in December 1984. She will be missed by her children, grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Agnes Klassen was born in the village of Rosenort, Fernheim, Paraguay on August 2, 1935. She was the oldest of eight siblings born to Jakob and Lena Klassen. In November of 1954 she married Peter Klassen, also from Fernheim. After a few years of living and working in different places in the Paraguayan Chaco, the family moved to Uruguay, where they lived and worked, first in the Mennonite community of Delta and later in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. In 1965, now with three children, the family moved back to Fernheim in Paraguay. Two more children joined the family there. Five years later, another move, again to the community of Delta in Uruguay. The biggest move was in 1975 to Canada, where they settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After Peter died, Agnes developed an independent lifestyle, first in her home and later in the apartment at Kingsford House, where her door was always open. A Funeral Service will be held at Springfield Heights on November 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Sage Creek Cemetery.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019
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