December 11, 1929 – September 2, 2019
With sad hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Agnes Person, on September 2, 2019, at Cairnsmore Place, Duncan, BC.
Born on the family Homestead at Fish Lake, Blue Heron, SK, to George and Zenia Skafte, Agnes spent a happy childhood singing her way through chores with her sister Ruth Nordstrom. She attended the one room school in Blue Heron and later went to Canwood High School.
She journeyed to Lake Cowichan, BC to marry Hans Walter Person, son of Karin and Petrus Person of Marchant Grove, SK, on November 20, 1947.
Agnes and Walter raised three children, Howard, Sonja and Betty in Duncan, BC. She spent most of her working years with Dad running the Reliable Meat Market on Craig Street and later, her retirement years happily involved with her family, her home and numerous community activities.
Agnes was a gentle, loving and gracious woman who loved life and her children. She warmed the hearts of everyone she met.
Agnes was predeceased by husband, Walter. She is survived by her children: Howard, Sonja (Gordon Burton) and Betty, as well as her sister, Ruth Nordstrom, Canwood, and her cousin, Ivan Hansen, in Denmark.
Agnes has six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews.
Please join us for a Celebration of Agnes’ Life at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC.
Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca.
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