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Obituary of Esther Janzen
Peacefully on January 13, 2007, Esther Janzen went to be with her Lord. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in March 1998, Esther fought valiantly, remaining feisty and strong in spirit even as her body weakened and her heart slowed. Esther was born August 18, 1934 in the Grimsby District to a farming family. She married Les Janzen of Plum Coulee on September 23, 1956. Esther is survived by her husband Les, children Vicki (Tim Dyck), Barry, Susan, Heather (Scott Whyte), Stuart (Ivy); grandchildren Eric, Rebecca and Tyler Janzen and their mother Rachel; Avery, Graeme and Jamieson Dyck; and Taylor Janzen and her mother Lisa. She will also be dearly missed by "adopted son" John Harwood and his wife Rae, her close friend Luella Blatz, and by many relatives and friends. She is also survived by brothers Henry and Sue Schroeder, Albert and Anna Schroeder, Frank and Clara Schroeder, and brother-in-law Carl and Madeleine Epp. Esther was predeceased by her parents Henry and Helen Schroeder and by her sister Hilda Epp. Esther's family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Maxwell and his team, as well as to the many others who did so much for Esther throughout her illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at Morrow Gospel Church, 755 St. Anne's Road, Winnipeg, with viewing one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.