Phoebe PAULSEN

Phoebe Helen Paulsen (86) went peacefully to be with her Lord June 9, 2014. She is lovingly remembered by her nine surviving children: Karen Krenzler (Elton), Ingrid Peters (Alvin), Marion Wilson (Brian), Larry, Katie, Danny, Susan (Alain), Valerie and Shirley; multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of wonderful nephews, nieces, former foster children, and international students. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted, son Gordon, and granddaughter Tara. She was the last of seven siblings, and outlived all her in-laws. Phoebe was an amazing woman of incredible strength and tenor. Mother of ten, foster parent to over 80, she also had a daycare in our family home. She focused her life on children and advocacy for ‘the least of these’. Once officially recognized by Grace McCarthy for service to children, Phoebe’s love for children was always evident. In Abbotsford in 1990 she was honoured to be Mother of the Year. Her service to community included President of the Dawson Creek Child Development Centre, President of the Abbotsford Golden K Kiwanis, service to the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, being a gleaner, and quietly assisting those who needed it most, including the Little Nun, feeding Abbotsford’s homeless. A Memorial Service and reception will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the South Abbotsford MB Church gymnasium, 32424 Huntingdon Road, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Variety – The Children’s Charity. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

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