Posted: March 9th, 2016

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JUSTINA “JESSIE” FILATOFF passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, March 7th, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

She is the loving mother of Mark (Lorie) Filatoff of Fort Macleod, and Kelly Filatoff of Lethbridge, grandmother of Braeden (Tanya) Filatoff and Cole Filatoff of Lethbridge and great- grandmother to Hannah and Joel Filatoff as well as a great-grandchild expected in June. She is also survived by her four sisters, Margaret Heibert, Elizabeth (Menno) Friesen, Marie (John) Reimer, and Ruth (Bob) Balinski, sister-in-law Elsa Peters as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband John, one brother and numerous sisters.

Jessie was born January 2, 1927 in Steinbach, Manitoba. She moved to Magrath with her family at a young age, later moving to Rosemary. She worked at the canning factories in Brooks and Magrath as well as the CJOC radio station. She took great care of everyone on the farm in Legend, retiring to Lethbridge in 1974. Jessie was very devoted to God and daily prayer was important to her. She was a kind, generous person who truly loved her family.

A Funeral Service will be held at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Jessie, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee Alberta, #210, 2946 – 32 Street N.E., Calgary, AB., T1Y 6J7

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