Agnes Klassen (nee Janzen) passed away March 29, 2014 at the Cascade Lodge at the age of 89. Agnes is survived by Jacob, her loving husband of 65 years; four children, Bill (Sandra), Hilda (Bob), Eleanor (Mark), and Ken (Theresa), eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, as well as three siblings, Mary, Margaret, and Hank, and was predeceased by siblings Helen and John. Agnes was born in the Ukraine on February 17, 1925 and immigrated to Canada in 1948. Agnes and her husband Jacob were married on October 2, 1948. They were married in Chilliwack, which was their home throughout their married life. Agnes will be remembered as a selfless and compassionate wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a woman of strong character and faith; she acted as a exemplary role model for the large group of family and friends who deeply mourn her passing.
The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Fitzpatrick, the staff at the Cascade Lodge, and Pastor Wilf Richert for their kindness and unwavering support. Agnes will be sorely missed by us all. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Broadway MB Church, 46611 Maple Ave, Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Mennonite Central Committee. Online condolences may be offered at
Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home
45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack BC V2P 1B5 604-793-4555