Goertzen, John. A


John. A Goertzen

1928 - 2010 

Goertzen john SQ.jpgOn Friday February 5, 2010 at Boundary Trails Health Centre John A Goertzen aged 81 years of Winkler, MB formerly of Reinfeld went to be with his Lord and Saviour after a lengthy battle with cancer. 

John was born to Jacob and Anna (nee Friesen) Goertzen June 27, 1928 in Reinfeld, MB, the 5th child out of a family of 9. He was baptized upon confession of his faith in June 1951 by Bishop Jacob Froese. He married our mother, Anne Derksen on July 17 1952 in the Winkler Bergthaler Church. 

He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, Anne (nee Derksen) who has been at his bedside every day of his illness; 4 children, Dave and Betty Goertzen of Winkler, Nancy and Don Falk of Reinland, John and Alvina Goertzen of Reinfeld, Bernie and Darlene Goertzen of Winkler, grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as 2 brothers and 4 sisters and their families. 

He was predeceased by 2 grandchildren, his parents, and 2 brothers. 

Funeral service was on Monday February 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Winkler Mennonite Church with interment at Reinfeld Cemetery. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Boundary Trails for the excellent care of Dad, including palliative care volunteers, Drs. Dixon and Woelk, all the drivers for Mom the last 7 1/2 months, all the many visits to the hospital, and care and kindness shown us during this time. Thanks to Wiebe Funeral Home for their compassionate care. 

If friends so desire donations may be made in John's memory to BTHC Palliative Care Box 2000 Winkler, MB R6W 1H8. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.


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