Emma Martha GOERZEN

(Nov. 7, 1930 – Dec. 15, 2006)

Emma Martha Goerzen was born at her grandparents home near Rush Lake, Saskatchewan.

Her parents were farmers, and Emma grew up playing with her six siblings and the farm animals. She was a creative child and developed many skills at an early age.

Her parents moved to Morden, Manitoba and Emma completed her high school at the Winkler Collegiate.

Early in life Emma became a Christian. She loved her Lord and endeavored to serve Him throughout her life. She taught Sunday school for almost 50 years. She was involved in Pioneer Girls as a leader. She enjoyed the times she spent with the Eden Ladies Quilting for MCC.

Emma married William, the love of her life, in 1960.

In her life Emma always tried to see the good in others. She loved to grow flowers, and arrange bouquets and give them away. She enjoyed and loved gladiolas, sweet peas, lilies but roses were always her favorite flowers.

Like her Mother, Emma loved to give produce, soup, and baking away to her friends or those that might be lonely or shut in.

Emma was predeceased by her parent’s Henry and Anna Klassen as well as Emma’s two brothers David and Ben, three brother-in-laws and one sister-in-law.

Emma is survived by her husband of 46 years William, daughter; Charity Stobbe and her husband Bob and their children Joy and Clayton; daughter Heather Goerzen; son Michael Goerzen and his wife Monique and their children Emma and David; son Shelby Goerzen and his wife Shelley and their daughter Alexis. She is also survived by her four sisters Eva, Anena, Frieda and Lydia.

Our family extends a sincere thank you to the third floor nurses. We thank Dr. Bull for his kindness and compassion towards us and our dear Mother over the years and especially during the difficult last two months.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 19 at Eden Mennonite Church.