Six grandsons were pallbearers when Rev. P. W. Dyck officiated at the funeral service for Cornelius Peter Toews who died June 16, 1966 in his 94th year in Chilliwack General Hospital.
The service was held in the United Mennonite Church in Yarrow.
Interment was in Yarrow cemetery. Henderson's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Cornelius Toews was born March 13, 1872 in Tiege, Molotschna, South Russia.
He was baptized in 1892 at Neukirch, Molotschna, South Russia.
He immigrated to Canada in 1925. He married Anna Wiebe on May 26, 1902 in Nikolayevka, Terek, South Russia. Five children were born to them Cornelius, Anna, Peter, Justina and Frank.
A farmer, he had lived in the district for 25 years.
Mr. Toews is survived by his wife Anna, 4590 First Street, Yarrow; two daughters: Mrs. H. (Anna) Sukkau, Wembley, Alta., Mrs. D.H. (Jessie) Epp; three sons:
Cornelius, Linden, Alta.; Peter, Wembley, Alta and Frank of Springbank, Alta; 30 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank in Yarrow and one sister Miss Gustina Toews in Russia.