Katie Mothus (Penner) passed away peacefully in the presence of her family in the early evening of September 25, 2015 at the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack, 5 days short of her 95th birthday. Katie was born in Tatjanovka, Siberia. She endured a difficult time in her younger years but her family and her faith saw her through the hard times. She was baptized in a secret ceremony in the forest in Sloblode, White Russia. Her faith in God was a mainstay in her life and she never waivered from it, even in the most difficult of times. In the spring of 1948 she travelled with other members of her family across the Atlantic to Halifax, finally ending up in Greendale. In 1951 she married Henry Mothus and together they had 4 children, Erwin, Werner, Ernie and Rose. Katie was a member of the Greendale M.B. Church for over 66 years. She enjoyed helping as a volunteer and it gave her great comfort and joy to share her time and faith with others. Gardening was such an important hobby for Katie whether it was to sustain her family or just the pleasure of the beauty of her flowers. She was an amazing cook, teaching her children traditions that are still being passed on today. Animals always had a special place in her heart and she loved them all, big or small and could often be found sneaking them a little something special. Katie’s family was such a source of great pride and joy to her, always in her heart and prayers. She was kind to all and loved by many. She made friends where ever she went, helped whom ever needed it and never asked for anything in return.
Katie leaves behind her sons Erwin (Trudy), Ernie (Dawna), daughter Rose (Ron), grandchildren Ian, David (Sara), Christel (Lorne), Tanya (Shawn), Jeremy (Amber), Jonathan (Andrea), Seth, Alex (Dusty) and great grandchildren Teyanna, Victorya, Brady, Connor, Madison, Sienna, Meadow, Lincoln, James, Aubrey, Mikel, Remington and Mackenzie. She was predeceased by her husband Henry, son Werner, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services will be held on October 1, 2015 at 11 am in the Greendale M.B. Church with the graveside service to follow at the Greendale M.B. Cemetery. Luncheon will be at the Greendale M.B. Church following burial service. Sincere thanks to Dr. Bull and all the nurses, volunteers and staff at the Cascade Hospice. The outstanding care, kindness and compassion given to our mother, grandmother and great grandmother was greatly appreciated and we will be forever grateful. In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated by the family if friends consider a donation to the Chilliwack Hospice Society in Katie’s memory. You will forever be missed but always in our hearts.