Teenie Goossen passed away June 20, 2001.
She was born Aug. 30, 1916 to Peter and Katherine Braun in Altona, Man.
She married Henry Goossen in 1942; they moved to Yarrow, B.C., then to Chilliwack, B.C. in 1958. She amused her family with tales of growing up in Manitoba. She was passionate about her family. She was a devoted homemaker, an avid gardener, cook and seamstress and made many ceramic items.
She was active with community groups, such as the Mentally Handicapped Association, and with a ladies' group at her home church. She worked for 12 years on the wards and in the kitchen at Eden Rest Home.
Retiring in 1984, she enjoyed travelling to visit her siblings in Manitoba and taking sightseeing bus trips with friends. She treasured close friends, spending many happy hours with them, visiting, shopping, attending concerts and playing games.
She moved to Menno Home in 1998. Since January 2001, she had 3 operations after falls. She is remembered as a strong person who adjusted well to the many difficulties that came to her. She was a people person, friendly, talkative and caring.
Predeceased by Henry in 1970, son Alvin in 1973 and daughter Gracie in 1980, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, she is mourned by daughter Gloria Baker; 4 grandchildren; 4 sisters and 1 brother.
The funeral was June 27 in Broadway MB Church, Chilliwack, with Robert Friesen and Charlotte Church ministering.