LOEWEN – Mrs. Kornelia “Nellie” Loewen, beloved wife of Peter Loewen of Bassano, passed away in Bassano on January 5th, 1998 at the age of 83 years.
Born near Gould Town, Saskatchewan on June 24th, 1914 the second youngest of 16 children, Nellie spent her early years in Saskatchewan. She came to Alberta on May 9th, 1943 and married Peter Loewen in Rosemary on February 20th, 1949. They lived in the Rosemary and Gem areas before moving to Bassano.
Nellie moved into the Playfair Lodge in the spring of 1994 and had resided there since.
She will be remembered as an “early riser” who had a good sense of humour and worked hard all her life.
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, her parents, three brothers and ten sisters.
Nellie is survived by her loving husband Pete; one brother John (Elsie) Janzen; sister Eva Harder and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9th from Evangelical Free Church, Bassano. Rev. Rick Reinhart officiated. Honorary pallbearers were all her many friends and relatives. Active pallbearers were Gord Barlow, Roman Babinski, Aron Thiessen, Rueben Treiber, Bob Scott and Wayne Cornelsen.
Interment followed at Bassano Cemetery. lf friends desire memorial tributes may be made to charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Tele hone 362-4636.