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John Reimer Goossen

Male 1920 - 2001  (81 years)


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  • Name John Reimer Goossen 
    Born 8 Sep 1920  Greenland, Steinbach Census Division, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 2001  Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I866  Heinrich Goosen
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2017 

    Father Peter R. Goossen,   b. 25 Dec 1878,   d. 29 Nov 1951  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Helena Reimer,   b. 14 Sep 1888, Greenland, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1980, Steinbach, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1913  Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F74  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Unger,   b. 13 Aug 1923, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 2015, Steinbach, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1946 
    Children 
     1. Kenneth Goossen
     2. Beverly Goossen
     3. Ronald Goossen
     4. Elfrieda Goossen
     5. Monroe Goossen
     6. Virgil Goossen
     7. Andrew Goossen
     8. Priscilla Goossen
     9. Art Goossen
     10. Susan Goossen
     11. Cathy Goossen
     12. George Goossen
     13. Liz Goossen
     14. Frank Goossen
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Reimer Goossen was born to Peter D. and Helena Reimer Goossen on September 8, 1920, at Greenland, Manitoba. He passed to his eternal reward at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center on November 15, 2001, reaching the age of eighty-one years.
      He grew up and spent his entire life in the Greenland, Manitoba, area. He felt and responded to the call of God and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite at the age of eighteen years. He held his faith dear to the end.
      On August 4, 1946, he was married to me, Lizzie Unger, at Greenland, Manitoba. We shared the joys and sorrows of life together for over fifty-five years. Our home was blessed with fourteen children.
      Dad was a man of action and unusual physical strength and vigor. In his youth, he spent many winters working in the lumber camps in Eastern Manitoba and Ontario. In 1942, Dad moved onto the farm to which he later brought his bride. They resided here until they moved to their semi-retirement home nearby, where they spent their last years.
      Dad was always the leader of the family, and now again he is leading the way for his family of 113 to a new and better home. Though we will surely miss Dad, we do not wish him back. The memory of his faithfulness will be our encouragement to press on to meet him in the morning.
      He leaves to mourn his passing: his sorrowing wife, Lizzie; eight sons and six daughters: Ken and Jan., Ste. Anne, Manitoba; Bev and Delbert Penner, Benito, Manitoba; Ron and Laurie, Valcourt, Quebec; Elfrieda and Howard Warkentin, Hyas, Saskatchewan; Monroe and Julietta, Hyas, Saskatchewan; Virgil and Lorna, Fort Vermillion, Alberta; Andrew and Tina, Ste. Anne, Manitoba; Priscilla, Dewberry, Alberta; Art and Michelle, Ste. Anne, Manitoba; Susan, Ste. Anne, Manitoba; Cathy and Andrew Toews, Dewberry, Alberta; George and Donna, Ste. Anne, Manitoba; Liz and Abe Penner, Ste. Anne, Manitoba; and Frank and Carla, Ste. Anne, Manitoba, presently missionaries in the Philippines; fifty-one grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
      Also left to mourn are five brothers and two sisters: Annie Janzen, Whitemouth, Manitoba; Tina and Alvin Bartel, Steinbach, Manitoba; Pete, of Alberta; Danny and Rosella, Clearbrooke, British Columbia; Roy and Gladys, Abbotsford, British Columbia; Robert and Florence, Kelwood, Manitoba; Gerald and Ellen, Good Corner, New Brunswick; three sisters-in-law: Margaret Goossen, Steinbach, Manitoba; Agnes and Henry Toews, Cromer, Manitoba; and Doreen Goossen, Clearbrooke, British Columbia; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Pauline Penner, Blumenort, Manitoba; Nettie Unger, Steinbach, Manitoba; Abe and Frances Unger, Ste. Anne, Manitoba; Bill and Laverna Unger, Steinbach, Manitoba; Matilda and Dave Wohlgemuth, Crooked Creek, Alberta; and Tony and Eva Unger, Steinbach, Manitoba.
      He was predeceased by his parents and parents-in-law, three brothers, three sisters (one in infancy), six brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.
      Funeral services were held at the Greenland Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, Ste. Anne, Manitoba, on November 19, 2001. Ministers Edgar Wohlgemuth and Melvin Penner officiated. Interment was in the Greenland Cemetery with Min. Elroy Penner in charge.