Judith Lorraine Sawatzky (nee Enns) passed away  on Friday June 29, 2012 at Boundary Trails Health Centre,.  Mrs. Sawatzky aged 72 years of Schanzenfeld, MB formerly of Winkler was a long term and highly valued member of the Winkler and District Chamber of Commerce as well as a long serving member of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.

Judith was an exceptionally active member of her community, sitting on the Board of Directors for Mennonite Central Committee; co-charing the Winkler Arts Council and previously sat as President of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. Her work in the church (Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church) involved teaching Sunday School to the Senior Youth, and time on the Ministerial Committee. As a former Art Teacher at the Winkler Elementary School, Judy shared her passion for fine art and music, and she was an avid photographer. We will all miss her artistic flare and infectious enthusiasm for life.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Dan of Schanzenfeld, one daughter, Donna Hall of Grunthal, one son, Marc Sawatzky and Brigette Allec of Victoria, BC as well as three brothers, Don and Kathy of Winnipeg, Wayne and Elaine of Winnipeg, Dave and Rae of Libau and two sisters, Meryl and Vic Huebner of Dobbs Ferry, NY, Norma and John Pauls of Guelph, ON and their families.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday July 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Mennonite Church in Winkler.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Judith’s memory to the Mennonite Central Committee 134 Plaza Dr. Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler is in charge of arrangements.