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Cornelius, C.S. Friesen

Born: Dec 22, 1925

Date of Passing: Dec 11, 2021

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December 22, 1925-December 11, 2021

Anyone who knew our dad, knew he was a teacher. Every story he told was a life lesson and he found joy in any opportunity to broaden the minds of his grandchildren, always supporting them in school, sports or music.
Dad was the oldest of 12 children. He was born on the family farm where he learned the value of a loving family and hard work. He cherished his children, grandchildren, siblings, extended kin and friends and spent hours visiting over coffee, telling stories of his ancestry. He greatly admired his mother, always speaking fondly of her. His strong faith came from her loving example.
Dad loved to be outdoors in his garden. Time spent working gave him moments to reflect on the beauty of nature. He enjoyed all animals, especially the dogs he adopted into his home. He loved to walk and spend time in the park. You could often find him chatting with a server in the local Chicken Chef or picking up the paper at First Choice, engaging in conversation with anyone he met along the way. He liked to show appreciation to the caregivers at Cedarwood with a card or piece of chocolate.
We will miss him dearly.
"Heavenly Father hear our prayer. Guide our dad with tender care. Love him in heaven as we did at home. The dearest father this world could hold."
Cornelius C.S. Friesen, aged 95 years, of Steinbach, MB, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Steinbach, MB.
He is survived by his daughters Cyndi (Rob), Brenda, Jackie (Robb) and Pam (Orville), his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Noah, Jordan, Joseph, Tyler (Sara), Phaedra (Matt), Amy (Stacey), Lyrik, Brooke (Eric) and Matthew, 3 sisters, 5 brothers & their families.
Cornelius was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.
At Dad's request, his body was donated to the University of Manitoba, Human Anatomy Department.
A private celebration of life has been held. For those who wish, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.

As published in The Carillon on Jun 16, 2022

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