Cornelia M. Goudzwaard passed away peacefully on Monday, February 14, 2011 in hospital at the age of 71 years.
The Goudzwaard family immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1949. They lived for several years in Alberta before moving to Vancouver Island. Cornelia spent the past 25 years in Chilliwack. She worked in local hospitals for several years as an LPN, but later obtained R.N. Certification and worked for many years at the Mission Hospital. She was active in church for many years and was particularly happy to help the elderly. Her family was of great joy for her, especially her great nephews and nieces.
She will be lovingly remembered by her family; brothers, John (Ina) and Bill (Coba); sister, Sara (Clayton) and brother Hans (Sharon); nieces and nephews; Martin, Ron, Cam, Eldon, Willena, Tanya and Lee and their respective spouses and children.
She was sadly predeceased by her parents, Marinus and Willemina Goudzwaard.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Netherlands Reformed Church, 8920 Broadway Street, Chilliwack. Interment will follow the service. A time of condolences will be held at the church following the graveside.
Special thanks to Dr. McKenzie, nurses and staff at Chilliwack General and Abbotsford Regional Hospitals for the care extended to our sister.
Online condolences can be left at www.Woodlawn-MtCheam.ca