Louise Balzer (nee Fast), was born to Henry and Elizabeth Fast in the Ukraine. In 1924, Louise, and her family, immigrated to Canada due to political unrest in that country. MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) was largely responsible for making it possible for the Fasts to resettle in Canada. In the spring of 1925 they settled on a farm in the Colonsay area, this is where Louise spent much of her youthful years and also where she met, and married, George Balzer. Due to various circumstances, the Balzers moved to a dairy farm near Dalmeny, and a few years later they settled in Saskatoon. Louise’s formal education was limited, however her love for learning continued throughout her life. At age 16 she committed her life to the Lord Jesus Christ, was baptized, and became a member of the Mennonite Brethren Church. Together with George, they were actively involved as deacons in the church. Louise was an ardent reader and the Bible became her favorite book from which she memorized many lengthy passages. As an early riser, she spent much time praying for her family, naming each one by name. Louise was predeceased by her husband George, her parents, her three brothers and their spouses, George (Katie), Dan (Rennie), Henry (Edythe), two sons-in-law, Elmer Dyck and Wilf Goertzen, and two great grandsons, Gregory Dubetz and Baby Alex Toews. She is survived by one sister, Emily, her children, Irene Dyck, Elfrieda Toews (Walter), Ruth Goertzen, Rosella Vanee (Bill), Dave Balzer (Elaine), Elaine Schroeder (Don), Sheryll Krushelnicki. 36 Grandchildren, 54 Great Grandchildren, and 12 Great Great Grandchildren. We want to gratefully acknowledge the caregivers at Prairie Springs and at Oliver Lodge for the loving and patient care extended to Louise,our Mother and Grandmother; God bless you. We thank the Dalmeny Funeral Home for funeral arrangements. In loving memory of Louise, a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm, at Forest Grove Community Church, 502 Webster Street, Saskatoon.