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Betty Puricelli with children

Betty Puricelli, commissioned by the Conference of the United Mennonite Churches of Ontario to work with Latin American refugees in 1984, sits with a group of Hispanic children. Ontario Women in Mission supported her work. Photograph by Bill Bryson.

Friendship quilt by a United Mennonite women's group

A quilt on display, possibly at a meeting of the Ontario Mennonite Women in Mission. This is a "friendship quilt" with embroidered names of women on each patch. A label attached to the quilt indicates it was made by a ladies' group of a United Mennonite Church, possibly Niagara United Mennonite, probably for one of its members. The last date visible on the quilt is 1975.

Helene Toews, founder of the Ontario women's group

Helen Toews (left, in wheelchair) being presented a basket of fruit by Katie Dyck. The setting appears to be her room in a care home. She was the founder and first president of what became Ontario Mennonite Women in Mission.This presentation was possibly made in conjunction with a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ontario Women in Mission at Niagara United Mennonite Church in 1972, or might have been a visit at Christmas.

Leaders at the OWIM spring meeting

Women in Ontario Women in Mission leadership at a spring meeting at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church. Back (left to right): Katy Ewert, Adelaide Fransen, Hilda Regier. Middle row (left to right): Frieda Harder, Lorna Rogalski, Dodie Lepp, Ann Bergen (in front of Dodie Lepp). Front (left to right): Liz Steingart, Mary Heyder, Ingrid Dau, Vicki Dick?, Irma Kaethler.

Ontario Women in Mission committee

An Ontario Women in Mission planning committee gathered around a dining room table at the home of one of its members. Left to right: Betty Penner, Helen Funk, Alma Guenther, Anne Huebert, Irma Kaethler, Vera Boldt, Anne Bergen.

Ontario Women in Mission photographs

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  • 1972-1989

Photographs taken at Ontario Mennonite Women in Mission events, and also at some activities of the women's groups in their local churches

Huebert, Anne

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