Obituary: Sagen, Mary

Mary Sagen

Mary Sagen

Sagen, Mary

Mary Sagen, aged 101 years, passed away peacefully at Oliver Lodge in Saskatoon, Sask. Monday, January 25, 2016.

Mary was born December 12, 1914 to Sam and Anna Horbach in the little village of Ochrimovitz in western Ukraine. She immigrated with her family to Canada in 1928 and settled in Redfield, Saskatchewan.

On November 23, 1939 she married Mike Sagen. They lived and farmed in the Kenaston area. They were a devoted couple and enjoyed over 58 years of marriage. Mary loved farming and was always interested in it, even the many years she was no longer on the farm. She was no stranger to hard work and could always be counted on to help Mike whenever he needed. Her big, well cared for garden was always one of her pleasures and she continued to garden well into her 90s. But nothing gave Mary more pleasure than people. Her hospitality was well known and no one ever left her home without being well fed and having coffee. Mary’s perogies were the best!

With Mike’s help, Mary taught herself to read. This was an accomplishment she was very proud of. She often spoke of how happy she was that she learned to read. Her Bible was certainly a well read book and you could see that just by looking at it. Her reading of the Scriptures and her long time association with Jehovah’s Witnesses helped her gain a knowledge of her Creator and faith in his promises for a better world.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Mike, her sister Dora, her brothers Bill, Ray and Pete. Mary is survived by her sister Jean Pidwerbesky, sister-in-law Mary (Jim) Maynard and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was loved and will be missed by many. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a generous, loving and wonderful lady.

A funeral service will be held for Mary at Kenaston Place, Kenaston, Saskatchewan on Feb. 8, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Hanson’s Funeral Home of Davidson in care of arrangements.

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