Born January 18, 1913, in Spat, Crimea, Russia, died peacefully at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Monday, November 16, 2015 in his 103rd year. Loving husband for 66 years of first wife, Olga Funk (2004); father of Mary (Paul), Peter (Hilda), Martha (Alex), David (Lois), and Lydia (Brian); proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Johann and Margareta (Vogt) Goertzen and brothers Peter (Tina), John (Helen), and a granddaughter, Paula Lynn Koop; he was also predeceased by his second wife, Betty Thiessen (2010). Jacob was a long-time member of Eden Mennonite Church and will be remembered for his commitment to the church and his love of singing. Thank you to Dr. Harder, Home Care Staff, and other medical professionals for the years of care provided to dad while he lived at the Menno Terrace, Abbotsford. There will be a viewing Monday, November 30th between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. at Eden Mennonite Church, 46551 Chilliwack Central Road, Chilliwack, followed by interment at 1:00 p.m. at Little Mountain Cemetery in Chilliwack. The celebration of Jacob’s life will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Eden Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Mennonite Historical Society or Mennonite Central Committee, Abbotsford, would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family may be made to:


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