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Mary spoke to Ruth Dyck, who she worked with at Forest Central, and Ruth felt her daughter Katherine could handle the chore. From this day forward, God's hand was already working and little did I know it. Katherine was wonderful with the girls and we called on her for Lonely and needing a special friend of our weekends away curling and vvery during the week.
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Sandra lost her battle with cancer and this was very hard for me.
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