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GOERTZEN, Vera Leora

September 4, 1917 – Hazenmore, Saskatchewan
January 24, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Vera Goertzen (nee Pilgrim), beloved wife of the late Jack Goertzen, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the age of 97 years.

She was born September 4, 1917 in Hazenmore. She lived in Swift Current while raising her family before settling in Calgary in 1969.

Vera is survived by her son Jim; daughter and son-in-law Bette and Ron Lewis, all of Calgary; six grandchildren, Kelly, Karen, Wade, Marnie, Tara, and Craig; and four great-grandchildren. Vera was predeceased by her husband Jack; daughter-in-law Roberta; her parents; and four siblings.

Vera was loved by all who knew her.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Vera Goertzen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Grandma, I’m going to miss our Sunday visits more than I can say. You took me into your family over 18 years ago and treated me as one of your own. That meant the world to me. I’ll miss your stories, your little giggle, and the mischievous twinkle you would get in your eyes. You were a great friend, to me, and to many others who’s lives you touched over the years. I love You, and miss you.
    To your family, My heart hurts as yours do, and hope you all know much she loved you all. All of you were her pride and her happiness.

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  2. Rick & Susan Laurendeau :

    So sorry to hear about Vera’s passing. Our family had lots of good times with Vera, Jack and the grandchildren. The kids loved the time in the pool at Cedarbrae.

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