Cornelius P. Langeman passed away Apr. 8, 1996.
He was born Apr. 27, 1913 in Margenau, Omsk Rayon, Russia. The family later moved to Kornejevka.
When he was 14, the family immigrated to a CPR farm in Gruenthal, Man. He accepted Christ, was baptized and joined the church.
After 3 years, the family moved to Coaldale, Alta. He attended Coaldale Bible School for 3 years. The family then moved to Vauxhall, Alta., where he taught adult Sunday school and sang.
He married Agnes Martens at 22 and moved to Yarrow, B.C., where they farmed. He served as Sunday school teacher and superintendent.
After a flood wiped out their crop in 1948, they moved to Vancouver. He served as Sunday school superintendent at Vancouver 43rd Ave. MB Church and they were ordained as deacons. He served as deacon chair and in Sunday School in a daughter church.
Agnes died after being sick for 6 years. He married Mary Friesen 1 year later, Sept. 27, 1963. They later moved to Osoyoos, B.C., where they joined a Baptist church; he served as Sunday school teacher, deacon and moderator. His asthma worsened and they moved to Clearbrook, B.C., joining East Aldergrove MB Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher, sang in the seniors' choir and visited seniors' homes, where he occasionally preached.
Predeceased by 11-year-old daughter Elvira, he is mourned by Mary; son Herb of the Philippines; daughters Elfrieda O'Neil of San Francisco and Eleanor Laffin of Hornby Island, B.C.; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and several brothers. The funeral was Apr. 13 at Clearbrook MB Church with Jacob Pauls, Jay Neufeld and George Baier ministering.