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Jacob Goertzen

January 18, 1913 - November 16, 2015

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born January 18, 1913, in Spat, Crimea, Russia, died peacefully at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Monday, November 16, 2015 in his 103rd year.  Loving husband for 66 years of first wife, Olga Funk (2004); father of Mary (Paul), Peter (Hilda), Martha (Alex), David (Lois), and Lydia (Brian); proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Johann and Margareta (Vogt) Goertzen and brothers Peter (Tina), John (Helen), and a granddaughter, Paula Lynn Koop; he was also predeceased by his second wife, Betty Thiessen (2010).

Jacob was a long-time member of Eden Mennonite Church and will be remembered for his commitment to the church and his love of singing. Thank you to Dr Harder, Home Care Staff, and other medical professionals for the years of care provided to dad while he lived at the Menno Terrace, Abbotsford.  There will be a viewing Monday, November 30th between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. at Eden Mennonite Church, 46551 Chilliwack Central Road, Chilliwack, followed by interment at 1:00 p.m. at Little Mountain Cemetery in Chilliwack.  The celebration of Jacob’s life will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Eden Mennonite Church.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Mennonite Historical Society or Mennonite Central Committee, Abbotsford, would be appreciated by the family.

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From: David Kroeker
Relation: Friend

Farewell, Jacob. Your friendship and support were always offered and gratefully received. My condolences to those who survive and celebrate a long and active life.

From: Louie van de Lagemaat
Relation: Family friend

Dear Goertzen family, I was so sorry to hear of Mr Goertzen’s passing. He was a family friend since I was born, and was like another grandfather to me. I always enjoyed spending time with him, and appreciated his wisdom. His mouth was always full of his Saviour and his God. I’ll miss him a lot. May God comfort you in your sad loss.

From: Shirley Hsu
Relation: Childhood teacher, longtime friend

Your father was a good friend who always expressed interest in how my family and I were doing. Most of all I will remember him as the one who taught me many German songs when I was a child at the East Chilliwack church. My lifelong love of singing, as well as an interest in the importance of music in worship were sparked by Mr. Goertzen. May God richly bless your family as you remember his life today.
Shirley Hildebrand Hsu

From: Art & Alma Wiebe
Relation: We are friends of Peter and Hilda

Dear Peter and Hilda Thinking of you today as you grieve and celebrate the life of your father, Jacob Goertzen. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Art and Alma

From: Wulf & Henrietta VandeLagemaat
Relation: Friend

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of such a dear relative and friend. I (Henrietta) first met him in 1962 when I worked at the Municipal Hall and he was the gardener. From there on he was a friend indeed to us and all our family as they grew up. We will miss him VERY much. His life was such an example to follow. His great concern for the Spiritual welfare of his posterity led him to leave behind many valuable writings that he gleaned from the Bible. May they be a blessing to all of you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 30, 2015
Beginning at 2:30pm

Location:
Eden Mennonite Church
46551 Chilliwack Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

46551 Chilliwack Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
November 30, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Little Mountain Cemetery
10010 Hillcrest Drive
Chilliwack, BC Canada

10010 Hillcrest Drive
Chilliwack, BC Canada

  Viewing

Date & Time:
November 30, 2015
Beginning at 11:30am

Location:
Eden Mennonite Church
46551 Chilliwack Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

46551 Chilliwack Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

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