Agnes Paetkau

September 9, 1940 -

May 5, 2010

Agnes Paetkau (nee Loewen) was born September 9, 1940 in Crowfoot, AB, the sixteenth child of Jacob and Anna Loewen. At the age of two, Agnes and her family moved to Gem, AB where they settled into a farming lifestyle. There were exciting times living in a household of eleven siblings (five children had died in Russia before the family moved to Canada in 1926). The whole family loved the Lord and at the age of five Agnes received Jesus Christ into her heart. The family enjoyed singing and playing different musical instruments. Agnes made lots of music in the home with singing, playing the guitar, accordion or piano. Her greatest joys came when she could direct a children's choir (in Grande Prairie), direct the kitchen band at the Three Hills Lodge, or lead singing at the Chateau. There was always a song that would bubble forth with the slightest encouragement.


The joy of living carried her through childhood climaxing with her and Jake's Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on April 30, 2010. She enjoyed her favourite ice-cream and cake as her last meal. She knew she was going home to heaven and was looking forward to seeing Jesus and her loved ones.

Agnes thought of others. During her last months she was still busy making baby blankets, sewing together jean squares and making blankets for the homeless, crocheting coat hangers like you see in the church, curling rink,Trochu community centre and doing what she could to help others.

On May 5, 2010 at the age of 69 Agnes went to meet her Lord and Saviour. She kept her faith and smile until she walked into the Kingdom. Agnes was pre-deceased by her father and mother and six siblings. She will be missed and remembered by her husband Jake, her children Jerrold and Jean, Brad and Linda and Sandra as well as her nine grandchildren. Also four brothers, four sisters (and their spouses), four in-laws and their spouses (Paetkau side), numerous nieces, nephews and their families will miss and remember Agnes.

The family would like to thank the health care workers, nurses, and doctors for making her hospital care comfortable, the community Health Services for its help and concerns, and the Heartland Funeral Home for its professional services. Your love and prayers are appreciated.