CORNELSEN – George A. Cornelsen of Brooks, beloved husband of Marie Cornelsen, passed away peacefully in Brooks on January 15th, 2004 at the age of 86 years. Born in Beaver Flats, Saskatchewan on February 8th, 1917 George received all his education there and later farmed with his father. George and Marie were married on August 4th, 1942 in Herbert, Saskatchewan and resided in Main Centre, Saskatchewan. They started farming in the Brooks area in 1957 and moved into Brooks in 1963 where they have resided since. George also worked for the Brooks Horticultural Centre and retired in 1983. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, horses and visiting. George will be remembered for his sense of humour. He was predeceased by a son-in-law Bud Sonnie and 5 sisters. George is survived by his loving family, wife Marie of Brooks; 4 children, Ivan and his wife Marie of Drayton Valley, Eileen Sonnie and her special friend Darrell St. John of Bassano, Peggie Mauch and her husband Myrl of Duchess and Wayne and his wife Brenda of Brooks; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers; 3 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 20th from the Evangelical Free Church, Brooks. Rev. Don Gillett officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were George’s granddaughters, Lesley Cornelsen, Lauren Cornelsen and Tracy Mauch. Active Pallbearers were George’s grandsons Mike Sonnie, Brian Sonnie, Justin Cornelson, Jesse Cornelson, Shawn Mauch and Chad Sonnie. In memory of George, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brooks & District Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks T1R 1B3. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 362-4636 or (866) 362-4652.