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Cornelius Neufeld

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_0008_obit Cornelius NeufeldCorny’s family of 12 immigrated to Canada when he was 10. He accepted Jesus as Saviour at 13 and attended Bible school in his late teens in Gem and Coaldale, Alta. In 1946, his family settled in Chilliwack on a cattle, chicken and berry farm. Corny farmed 25 acres until 1965, then raised pullets and drove a mail route until his retirement in 1984. A member of Central Community Church for 58 years, he was a faithful treasurer and deacon. Corny was a man of deep faith.

  • Birth: February 17, 1919
  • Birthplace:
    Arkadak, Russia
  • Death: May 1, 2016
  • Parents:
    Henry & Sara (Braun) Neufeld
  • Married:
    Irma Hamm, Dec. 13, 1940 [d. February 1953]; Lena Kroeker, Aug. 1, 1954 [d. May 17, 2015]
  • Family:
    children Evelyn [d.], Victor [d.], Carol [d.], Harvey (Carol), Loretta (Jake) Krueger; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Central, Chilliwack, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    Gem (Alta.) MB, in his teens