Jacob Ernest Goertzen 1941 – 1971


This picture of us was taken just months before he was killed on a snowy B.C. highway. His obituary from the local paper, so many years ago today:

J. E. Goertzen

Driver for D. and D. Transport, Chilliwack, Jacob Ernest Goertzen of 9095 Sunset Drive died December 5 in Vavenby near Kamloops in a highway accident. Pastor George Groening, assisted by Rev. Abram Peters, will officiate at the funeral service December 10 at 2 p.m. in Eden Mennonite Church.

Pallbearers will be Ernest J. Goertzen, Franz A. Goertzen, Werner Bartel, Alvin Epp, Peter Neumann and John Epp. Woodlawn Chilliwack Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Goertzen was born on February 20, 1941, in Hythe, Alberta, and lived in this area since 1945. 

He is survived by one daughter Lisa; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Goertzen, Chilliwack; two brothers, Ernest Goertzen, Chilliwack; Franz Goertzen, Sardis; five sisters, Mrs. W. (Frieda) Bartel, Chilliwack; Mrs. A (Margaret) Epp, London, Ontario; Mrs. E. (Elizabeth) Neumann, Richmond; Mrs. J. (Irene) Epp, Vancouver; Miss Ruth Goertzen, at home.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, you always wish you could still be daddy’s little girl. Miss you, Dad.

4 Comments on “Jacob Ernest Goertzen 1941 – 1971”

  1. WK says:

    Hey – love ya.

  2. Marg says:

    Dec 5 is always a special day of remembering for me… Family is so important…Lisa we love you & your children. Your Dad would be proud….

  3. James says:

    I’m in Kamloops, just read this post about your Dad and it touched me. Our family was visiting friends and family in Alberta and just passed through the same stretch of highway, on a snowy day. And I have a daughter who’s 7.

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