Sarah Loewen passed away at Sherbrooke Nursing Home on August 24, 2022, at the age of 95. Mom was the youngest child of Frank and Gertrude (Remple) Siemens and was predeceased by her parents and all her siblings: Frank, Helen, George, Gertie, Mary, and John. Mom keenly felt being the only one left in her family and often mentioned how lonely it was without any of her brothers and sisters.
Mom attended school at Passchendale, was baptized upon her confession of faith in 1943, and married Dad (Abe Loewen) on October 31, 1948. After they married, they moved to Burns Lake, BC where Dad and his brothers owned lumber camps. Mom cooked for 5 – 6 of their employees with no electricity. This is also where the oldest three daughters were born. In 1953 they moved back to the Hague area to farm. A son and three more daughters were born after the move.
Mom enjoyed working in her kitchen. On the farm, we as children were accustomed to huge meals prepared from garden produce and chicken, beef, and pork raised on the farm. The main course was usually followed by a dessert, often pie. Somehow, whipped cream managed to find its way into these desserts. Baking days were a regular occurrence and we loved them. Mom was an excellent baker and generously shared with family and friends.
Our mother was a lifelong learner. She loved to read. She sewed most of our clothes as we were growing up. She took a variety of sewing courses and even learned how to use a serger. As time progressed Mom took pride in sewing her special flannel receiving blankets for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many others. In retirement, she sewed many, many school bags for MCC. We remember her telling us that they, mom and dad, had taken another 500 school bags to MCC.
Mom always worked hard. She milked cows, hauled grain during harvest and maintained a large garden. There were busy days of blanching, canning, and freezing. We will remember three large freezers on the farm, each filled to the brim. Mom also found time to plant a beautiful flower garden. By February she was often flipping through seed catalogues. Every year she enjoyed experimenting with new seeds. She definitely passed on her love of growing flowers to her children.
Mom was very musical. Mom, her brother, and her sister would sing gospel songs and would travel to local churches to sing at funerals. Mom and two of her sisters even sang on the radio.
Faith was central to Mom’s life. She wrote, “There have been many joys and sorrows. God has been faithful. He is my strength, he speaks through his Word like John 3:16 and many songs like ‘Jesus Loves Me,’ ‘What a Friend we have in Jesus,’ and ‘Blessed Assurance.’”
Mom is lovingly remembered by her children: Linda (Bob) Green, Frances (Marv) Johnson, Velma Loewen, Abe Loewen, Kathy (Glenn) Heinbigner, and Janet (Waldy) Ens. Also left to cherish special memories are sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Abe; daughter Carrol Loewen; grandchildren Lisa Ashmore, Velvet Green, Blair Green; and great-grandchildren Hannah Olivier and Anthony Green
We were very fortunate to have our mom for so many years. Her strength, love of learning, kindness and teachings will continue to be instilled in our children, and their children. We love you, Mom. Rest peacefully.
Do NOT use after shave, deodorant, perfume, hair spray
or any product with a scent as we have a family member
with a life threatening allergy to scents. MASKS OPTIONAL.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Bethany Manor Fellowship Centre
110 LaRonge Road, Saskatoon, SK
A private interment will take place prior to the memorial service.
Those not able to make it to the service can watch the live stream of the Memorial Service
To watch click the link on this obituary page directly below her picture.