Marion Cooper Krafft

Published May 1, 2003

Marion Cooper Krafft, 88, a deaconess and life member of the Women’s Auxiliary in Saskatchewan, died on March 5 in Mississauga, Ont. She attended Anglican Women’s Training College in Toronto and was ordained to the deaconate in 1949. She was a ‘vanner’ in western Canada, participating in the caravans that brought Sunday school teachers to sparsely populated areas. She taught at several Indian reserves, living among the Cree at the Cumberland House, Sandy Lake and Red Earth reserves in Saskatchewan. She developed a keen interest in healing ministry after a trip to Burrswood Healing Retreat in Tunbridge Wells, England, according to her niece, Pat Bond. During her last working years, she served All Saints Anglican church in Cherry Point, Alta., and was later involved with Trinity church, Port Credit, Ont. She never married.


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