Nellie Voth

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Nellie Voth died Apr. 20, 2009. She was born Nov. 25, 1927 in Jansen, Sask. to Frank and Nella Goertzen. At 14, Nellie’s mother died and Nellie became the caregiver for 4 siblings until her father remarried in 1946. Nellie grew into a wonderfully caring, supportive woman. She loved music. John Voth first spotted his sweetheart while she was playing piano for junior choir at Virgil (Ont.) MB Church. John and Nellie were married Oct. 27, 1951. They lived on a farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., until moving to Tabor Manor in St. Catharines in 2003. Their life was built around their family, Christian faith, and church, where they served as a deacon couple and in many other capacities. A wealth of friends enriched their lives. Nellie enjoyed good health and was rarely separated from John. She had her first fall in 2007 and eventually moved into long-term care, where John visited her daily. She was a member of Orchard Park Bible Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Nellie is mourned by John; children Robert (Elvera), Sharon (Barry), Barbara (John), Judith (Frank); 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

  • Birth: November 25, 1927
  • Birthplace:
    Jansen, Saskatchewan
  • Death: April 20, 2009

  • Parents:
    Frank and Nella Goertzen
  • Married:
    John Voth, Oct. 27, 1951
  • Family:
    Nellie is mourned by John; children Robert (Elvera), Sharon (Barry), Barbara (John), Judith (Frank); 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.