MAROHN, Agathe December 26, 1931 – March 08, 2018
Agathe (Aggie) is survived by her daughters Marlene Bauer (Ulrich), and Ursula Mjolsness (Calvin) of Victoria, BC; grandchildren; Clifford Bauer (Melissa), Norman Bauer (Tina), Stephanie Poole (Jon), great granddaughter Rae Poole, Amber Rhodes (Chris), and Adam Mjolsness (Sonia). She is also survived by her brother Henry Wegner (Edith) and sisters Anna Gutowski, Milda Klaus, Lily Laser (Ulrich) and Ruth Lange (Alfred).
Aggie was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada with her mother in July 1948, where they settled in Minitonas MB for a short period of time. Aggie was a hard worker and had to work long hours at several jobs to help her family pay off their debt for their travel to Canada.
She met her husband through family, fell in love and enjoyed 64 wonderful years of marriage. They enjoyed the little time they could spend during courtship holding hands and walking. She felt his love and after three months he proposed and she accepted. They were married on December 17, 1949 at the Lutheran Church by Reverend Undersultz in Calgary AB where they raised their family. Large parts of her family lived in Winnipeg MB and Barrhead AB and she was always ready for a quick road trip to visit family members she loved so dearly.
Aggie was a very devoted and caring mother, Oma (grandmother) and Gross-Oma (great grandmother). She loved her family deeply and always cherished family times. She would greet everyone with open arms and a smile; and as she loved company, would prepare wonderful and welcoming meals reflecting the love she shared for everyone. Friends of the girls were always welcome and many of them called her Mom as well. There was never a shortage of amazing freshly baked cakes and cookies; even if you dropped in unexpectedly, she would smile and get out the baking.
Other recipients of her ever expanding circle of love were the neighbourhood humming birds who never went hungry regardless of the weather. She enjoyed watching them feed and flit about.
She was not only excellent in the kitchen but also remarkable with her hands. In 2007 she decided homemade quilts must be made for each of her grandchildren. Although the work was hard, it was a labour of love for Aggie and that was reflected in the beauty of her quilts. With a little help from Marlene and Ursula this difficult task was completed and each quilt greatly cherished. Recently she spent her time crocheting baby-afghans that her church donated to the hospital for little ones there.
Aggie always loved playing games. Norman and Tina always made her Sunday’s special as they would try to come over after church and play a game of Oma’s choice. Oma also enjoyed learning new games from her Great Granddaughter Rae. Rae would enjoy a homemade cookie while spending time with her Gross-Oma. She always cherished time with her grandchildren.
Aggie’s latest adventure was a trip to Hawaii where she reminisced about the previous vacations there with Otto, her mother Adina and her sisters. Many laughs were shared and good times remembered.
We love you now and always
A service will be held at Grace Baptist Church of Victoria, (2731 Matson Rd, Victoria BC V9B 4M5) on Friday March 16th 2018 at 11:00 am. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Brain Aneurysm Foundation of Canada.