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Tina (Nickel) Kornelsen, late of Menno Home, Abbotsford and formerly of Chilliwack and Yarrow, BC passed away March 18, 1989 in her 83rd year.

Tina Nickel was born July 23, 1906 to Abram J. & Katharina (Duerksen) Nikkel in Russia and immigrated to Canada in 1924. The Nikkel family lived in Crowfoot, AB for 4 years, to Agassiz, BC in 1928 and then to Yarrow, BC. Her mother died enroute to BC.

Tina married Frank F. Kornelsen on July 28, 1929 in Yarrow BC. Seven children were born to them: Abe, Katie, John, Peter, Bertha, Vic and Lynda.

Tina was baptized and became a member of the Yarrow MB Church and later transferred to the Broadway M.B. Church. Funeral service was held March 22, 1989 from the chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home with Rev. H. Claassen officiating.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Abe & Barb of Chilliwack, Pete & Madelaine of Kamloops, Vic & Maureen of Maple Ridge; daughters and sons-in-law: Katie & Jake Fast of Sardis; Bertha & John Ponich of Maple Ridge, Lunda & Nick Spenst of Surrey; daughter-in-law Hilda Kornelsen of Vedder Crossing; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Tina was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1970 and her son John in 1988.

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