Eva Janzen was invited home by her Saviour on October 27, 2020, with family at her side at the Meadows care facility in Swift Current.
Eva is survived by her children, Jim (Makiko) Janzen (Rhineland, SK), Judy Janzen-Wuerful, Winnipeg, MB), Ken (Marcia) Janzen (Coaldale, AB), Gordon Janzen (Swift Current, SK), Barry Janzen (Swift Current, SK), and Melvin (Rose) Janzen (Rosenhof, SK), nine grandchildren and their spouses, six great grandchildren, her sister Mary (Jake) Friesen, two sisters in law, Anne Hoofdakker, and Susan Janzen, and many nieces and nephews. Eva was predeceased by her husband Isaac Janzen, parents, George & Anna Wall, her sister Annie (Jake) Janzen, brothers in law Peter Hoofdakker, George (Helen) Janzen, Cornie (Helen) Janzen, John (Margaret) Janzen, and Bill Janzen.
Eva was born in Swift Current on June 20, 1938, and grew up in Rosenhof on her parents’ farm, where she learned to love tending animals from cats to cattle, and gardening. She married Isaac Janzen on December 7, 1958, and they soon began farming on their own near Rosenhof. As the years went by, they added the care and raising of six children to their daily adventures. The garden needed care, the cows needed milking, the work was hard and the days were long. She served her family with unending meals at home, lunches at school, work, and on the field, and always found a place at her table for anyone who popped in.
More important than what Eva did was what she believed. She was taught as a child to respect God and learn His word. She repented and accepted Christ as a teen, and continued to actively grow her faith through reading the Bible and accepting its teaching. She served God in her church by teaching Sunday School, leading AWANA kids’ clubs, singing in the choir, among other activities. She lived her faith daily In her personal life by serving her family and friends, and she shared her God given hospitality and kindness with everyone she met. In a recent testimony, she declared “I thank my God for counting me worthy to become His child through the blood of Jesus Christ, my Saviour and Lord.” She was a prayer warrior, even in the later years when dementia made her life difficult in many ways, her prayers were strong and clear and bold. Eva fought the good fight, she finished the race, and she kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7)
The Private Family Graveside Service for Eva Janzen was held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm from the Christian Fellowship Church of Rhineland Cemetery, Rhineland, SK with Pastor Tim Knelsen officiating. Eva’s family served as Pallbearers. In memory of Eva Janzen, donations made to Gideons International would be appreciated by the family.
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