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Katherine Helen Anna (Jacobsen) Horback

September 14, 1960 ~ December 27, 2018 (age 58)


Katherine Helen Anna Horback (nee Jacobsen) passed away peacefully in her sleep December 27, 2018 at the age of 58. Kathy, as she was known to all, was born September 14, 1960 in Edmonton Alberta, forever sharing a birthday with twin brother Kelvin.

Kathy was one of seven children born to Anna and Frits Jacobsen. The family moved to Deloraine in 1961 and then Boissevain Manitoba, where she first attended school from kindergarten to grade two. The Jacobsens finally settled in Brookdale Manitoba, where Kathy attended school in Brookdale and Neepawa. She graduated from Assiniboine Community College with a diploma in bookkeeping, and shortly thereafter met the love of her life Craig Horback. Kathy was employed by the Minnedosa Co-op and Prairie Silage and numerous other jobs.

Craig and Kathy were married in Minnedosa Manitoba and settled on the family farm near Clanwilliam. Loving her large family and loving to help with the many foster children the Jacobsens helped raise, Craig and Kathy Horback were finally blessed with their own son Frits and daughter Angel. She devoted the rest of her life to Craig, Frits and Angel, as well as helping on the family farm, participating in sports and sharing time with her family and her ever-growing extended family and friends. She was able to watch Frits and Angel grow into adulthood and attend the birth of her grandchild Rikki, daughter of Frits and Sydney.

In addition to golfing and curling with family and friends, Kathy loved reading and spending her spare time in the garden and became well known as a talented creator of bead art.

Left to sadly mourn her passing is husband Craig Horback; children Angel and Frits Horback; Frits’ partner Sydney; granddaughter Rikki; mother Anna Jacobsen; brothers Charles (Chris) Treger, Garry (Joy) Jacobsen, Kelvin Jacobsen; sisters Cheryl (Gary) Davies and Twyla (Dean) Twerdochlib; 11 nieces and nephews; five great nieces; and one great great niece, as well as numerous other relatives and sister-in-law Karen (David) Brown and brother-in-law Len Horback and many friends.

Kathy was predeceased by her father Frits, brother Roy,  grandparents, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and one nephew.

Memorial Service to be held on June 18th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Neepawa United Church.

Contributions in memory of Kathy may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada or charity of choice.




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Memorial Service
June 18, 2019

2:00 PM
Neepawa United Church
475 Mountain Avenue
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

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