Passed on January 4, 2020
After a lengthy illness, Margaret Goertzen (nee Friesen), formerly from St. Laurent, MB, passed away quietly at Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall, MB, on January 4th, 2020, with family by her side. Margaret was born on September 19th, 1931, and received her education in Osler, SK. She married Ben Goertzen on August 19th, 1951. In 1956, she moved with her husband and three oldest children to St. Laurent. Upon their retirement from farming and school bus driving in 1995, she and Ben moved to Stonewall, MB. Margaret is survived by her husband Ben; six children: Henry, Andy, Laurie, Wes, Evie Davis, and Lynn Backman; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and most of her siblings. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, and several great-grandchildren. Viewing will take place on Thursday, Jan 9th, from 7 to 8 p.m. at New Life Church in Stonewall, MB. Interment will be at Stonewall Cemetery on Friday, Jan 10th, at 11 a.m., followed by the memorial service in her honour at 1 p.m. at New Life Church. Honourary pall bearers will be Margaret’s 15 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosewood Lodge. Thanks to Dr. Graham as well as the staff at Rosewood Lodge who patiently cared for Margaret for the last 4½ years.
To the Goertzen Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Goertzen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Dean and Donna Couvier
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