Peter F. Goertzen

1931 – 2015

 

goertzen peter sqPeter F. Goertzen, aged 83 years, passed away in the early hours of Monday, May 18, 2015 at Salem Home in Winkler, MB.

Peter was born to Jacob and Anna (nee Friesen) Goertzen, July 23, 1931 in Reinfeld, MB, the sixth in a family of nine children. He married Helen Sawatzky on April 17, 1952 in the Glencross Church. Peter was a farmer and also spent many years active in local and municipal service, first as a school trustee (Reinfeld) and then for 22 years (1968 - 1989) as councilor of Ward 5 in the RM of Stanley. He loved hunting and fishing, and also road travel, often taking trips to Mexico and to visit family in Swift Current and Calgary.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen (1988) and by his brothers, Jacob, Frank, Isaac and John and his sister, Helen. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Friesen, Annie Hoeppner and Eva Thiessen and by his three children, Lynn Goertzen of Calgary, Pete (Cherrie) Goertzen of Winnipeg and Elaine (John) Stewart of Yellowknife, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Interment service at 11:00 a.m at Reinfeld Cemetery onWednesday, May 20, 2015. The family wishes to thank Salem Home and especially the Evergreen Unit for the compassionate care given to our dad.

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