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Josephine Grace (nee Abrams) Pankratz

May 4, 2023


October 24, 1925 - May 4, 2023
Josephine passed away peacefully on Thursday May 4, 2023, in her home in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 97 years. She was born October 24, 1925, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Josephine, a loving mother, is survived by her children, Gordon Pankratz and Ellen Powell (nee Pankratz) and grandchildren Justine Powell, Lauren Powell, sister Norma Berndt and brother Wilbert Abrams.

She was predeceased by son Norman Wayne Pankratz, husband William Pankratz, brothers Irvin, Les and Ron Abrams and parents Jacob and Agnes Abrams.

Josephine was a registered music teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music for many years. She attended Eden Mennonite
Church, was an accomplished musician, played piano/organ in the church and for many weddings & events. Josephine was active in supporting her husband's business, Pankratz & Clegg Construction and Milling and managed the family farm in Davidson, Saskatchewan. She was an accomplished seamstress, knitter, cook and baker. She loved gardening and growing tomatoes and was an avid Canucks fan. Smart, capable & independent. She was an inspiration and much loved.

Memorial donations may be made to the BC Diabetes Foundation @

A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 18th from 11:00 am-1:30 pm at the Henderson's Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria
Ave. Chilliwack, BC.