Katherine "Katie" Elizabeth Regier Obituary

Katherine "Katie" Elizabeth Regier

<p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">&quot;For I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength&rdquo; Philippians 4:13</span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">With saddened hearts, but thankfulness for a life well lived, we said goodbye to a tremendous wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend&nbsp;in the early morning hours of October 4, 2020.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">Katie was born in the Mennonite settlement of Wernersdorf, USSR (now Ukraine), to Henry and Maria (Peters) Heidebrecht. After losing her father amidst the tragedies of WWII, Katie along with 4 generations of her family eventually made their way to Canada and settled in the Coaldale area. Katie attended school in Coaldale and made many lifelong friends. In 1965 she married the love of her life John Regier. Katie and John were blessed with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in early adulthood made much of life challenging, but Katie faced it with courage and never let it get in the way of enjoying the many blessings of life.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">Katie accepted Christ at a young age and this faith sustained her through the many obstacles she experienced in life.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">Katie was predeceased by her parents Henry and Maria Heidebrecht.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">Besides her loving husband John, Katie is survived by her children Shari (Jeff) Ruggles, Bonnie (Jamie) Chartier; also mourning her loss are her five grandchildren Taylor (Dan) Pinto, Tannis Chartier, Zak Ruggles, Connor (Andrea) Chartier, Benjamin Chartier; siblings Henry (Cheryl) Heidebrecht, Helen (Ed) Hendricks as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 &ndash; 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">Due to the recent restrictions surrounding COVID-19, a private family service will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, October 8, 2020, with Pastor Dave Acree, officiating. The family invites you to watch the service via livestream on the Martin Brothers website under Katie&rsquo;s obituary notice. An inurnment was held prior in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Katie&rsquo;s name may be made to The Gideons, PO Box 3619 Stn Main, Guelph, Ontario N1H 9Z9.</span></span></p>
July 20, 1942 - October 4, 202007/20/194210/04/2020
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08
Funeral Service
Thursday, October 08 2020
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel
610-4 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4P3
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