Cornelius GOERTZEN

GOERTZEN, Cornelius (Neil)

Cornelius (Neil) Goertzen, 78, quietly passed away November 7, 2009 at Abbotsford Hospital. Neil was born on November 15, 1930, in Gretna, Manitoba. He was the youngest of nine children and was twin to his brother George. In 1952, he moved to Winnipeg where he met and married Pauline Karpick of Hadishville in 1954. He worked at various locations and positions throughout Western Canada and was well respected by all his colleagues until his retirement in 1993.

Mr. Goertzen is survived by his wife, Pauline, two sons, Barry (Kari) of Chilliwack, BC, and Alexander (Joan) of Calgary, AB, a daughter Susan (Abe) of Vancouver, BC, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother Abe and a sister Helena, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Barbara Veronica. His funeral service will be held on Monday, November 16 at 1:00 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, followed by internment at Hazelwood Cemetery. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society in the name of Cornelius (Neil) Goertzen.

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643