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Born: Sep 19, 1931

Date of Passing: Jan 04, 2020

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After a lengthy illness, Margaret Goertzen (nee Friesen), formerly from St. Laurent, MB, passed away quietly at Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall, MB, on January 4, 2020, with family by her side.
Margaret was born on September 19, 1931, and received her education in Osler, SK. She married Ben Goertzen on August 19, 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, January 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at New Life Church in Stonewall, MB. Interment will be at Stonewall Cemetery on Friday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m., followed by the memorial service in her honour at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Church. Honorary pallbearers 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 four and one half years.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2020

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Ben it is with great sorrow that Alison and myself offer our condolences in the loss of your wife. Andy, Laurie and Wes we extend to you our thoughts and prayers as well, and would like to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as well as your other siblings. Take comfort in the fact that your wife and mother is now enjoying the comforts and fellowship of family and friends who passed on before her. - Posted by: wally lecuyer (family friend) on: Jan 23, 2020

  • I'm very sorry to hear about your mom's passing Wes we went to school you and I again my deepest condolences from Dave Normand - Posted by: Dave Normand (School friend of Wes) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • Dear Ben and family: We heard of Margaret’s homegoing and are confident that, in keeping with our dear Lord’s promises, she is now where He is. We are praying for you. God bless you all. - Posted by: Orval & Georgetta Janz (Friends) on: Jan 12, 2020

  • Firstly, to Uncle Ben and family.... we were soooooo very sorry to hear of Aunt Margaret's passing. I know she will be very missed but one day soon we will see her again -- oh what a happy happy day that will be! She really loved her family and it clearly showed. Others often said that Aunt Margaret and Uncle Ben were true soul-mates with a very talented family. I am sure that sharing the musical abilities that God gave Aunt Margaret was one of the things she cherished the most - - and then to make it even better, share it as a musical family. I just wanted to reminisce a little and remember the times that Aunt Margaret spent teaching me to crochet - especially the broomstick lace. She had amazing patience with me. I loved every minute that she gave me and still use some of the skills today that I learned from her. I really appreciated the time and the effort she so willingly gave me. She was an amazing lady and I'm so glad that we will meet again one day. Rest in Peace, Aunt Margaret. I know you are singing with the Angels today. - Posted by: Roger & Joanna (Niece) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • We are so sorry for the loss of your wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother. I always remember her with a beautiful smile on her face as she greeted us when we came on the bus for a long ride to school. She was a strong, yet gentle lady, kind, loving, intelligent & thoughtful. She loved to entertain, cook, canning, bake, crochet, tatting beautiful keepsakes! For potluck suppers, she enjoyed providing the music foe the evening, which was always very entertaining & beautiful! Being a wonderful Mother, she always put others before herself, which was evident in the way she always put her family before herself. She gifted many of her beautiful talents to her six children, teaching them at a very early age, to Never give up, work hard, and strive to be the best in everything you do, always keep learning to make a better life for you & your families. Treat others fairly, with respect and dignity! Her face lit up the room when her children came for a visit, when she heard their voice as they greeted the staff at Rosewood, it put a big smile on her face & she couldn't wait to squeeze the hand of her wonderful Children with a firm grip, there was so much she wanted to say, but in the last year the words escaped her. My life is richer for having known her, she left us a beautiful legacy to try to follow, of family, friendship, love, compassion, graciousness, kindness, and giving back to community. She had so many great talents, & was always an inspiration to be with. She will not be forgotten, but will live on in all our hearts as we try to follow her example. This world is a better place because she was here to leave her mark, and now Heaven is richer for having another beautiful angel! She was very proud of all her wonderful Children!!! May she rest in peace, so very well deserved! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ - Posted by: Agnes & Claude Roziere (Friend ) on: Jan 09, 2020

  • As a child I fondly remember Mrs. Goertzen from Attending our local church in St. Laurent and as our bus driver alongside her husband! She had an impact of expecting better of me which deepened my faith! - Posted by: Tanya Chartier (Karlenzig) (Family friend) on: Jan 08, 2020

  • Our prayers go to you all. Margaret was a kind, thoughtful, inspirational lady. She truly had many talents and loved to share with everyone. Her smile and giving nature will be remembered by many. - Posted by: Shelley and Kelly Krause (Friends) on: Jan 08, 2020

  • We have many happy memories of serving the Lord together with Margaret & Ben. We're sure she will be greatly missed but is now enjoying the glories of heaven with the Saviour she loved so dearly. May God comfort you, Ben, and each one of your family as you mourn her passing. - Posted by: Arnold & Elvira Heppner (friend) on: Jan 08, 2020

  • Condolences to Mrs. Goertzen’s family. She greeted me kindly with a beautiful smile for many of my early school years. I will remember her as a strong, fair, and competent person. I am grateful for having known her and that I was on her bus. - Posted by: Jeanette Steinbeisser (Bus Student) on: Jan 08, 2020

  • Sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. I know your Mom & Dad as I would invite them to Church of the Open Door for our potluck suppers & they would provide the music for our program. May she rest in peace with her Lord & Saviour. God Bless you all. - Posted by: Margaret Martin (friend) on: Jan 08, 2020

  • Margaret lived a gracious and talented life and was a delight to know. Her comfort in knowing Jesus is our consolation in knowing the power of the resurrection and the promise of eternal life to reunite believers. Our deepest sympathies go out to Ben and family during this period of mourning. - Posted by: Ralph and Gail Eichler (Friends) on: Jan 08, 2020

  • I will always remember Margaret and her beautiful smile. She was a lady with grace and faith that showed to those around her. My prayers and sympathy to her family. Fern and Bruce Brunger - Posted by: Fern brunger (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2020

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