Text: CF: Rosemary Slater, Gedcom, Dec 2001 111 O'Neil Crescent Saskatoon, SK S79 1W9
Text: Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church Register (1893-1926)
Note: CORNELIUS PAULS July 17, 1918 - January 29, 2005 With deepest sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of Cornelius Pauls on Saturday, January 29 at the Kildonan Personal Care Home, with his beloved wife at his side. He will be fondly remembered and loved forever by his wife of 56 years, Angela; his children, George (Phyllis), Bonnie (Andy), Brenda and Rick (Heather); his grandchildren, David (Cora), Matthew, Michelle (Jorge), Scott, Ryan, Larissa and Tyler and great-grandson, Richard. Also left to mourn are his brothers, Albert (Mary), Dan (Clara), George (Martha); sister Anna; sisters-in-law, Verna and Nancy. He was predeceased by his parents, Heinrich and Anna Pauls; brothers, Jack, Hank (Emma), Levi, Frank, Peter; sister Eva and brother-in-law John Pries. Born July 17, 1918 in Montana he was the eighth child born in a family of 12 children. When he was three years old, the family moved to Winkler. At the age of 14 he began working various jobs in Winkler, Roland and Morden to help support his family. In January of 1943 he enlisted as a non-combatant in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps and by Christmas of that year he was enroute to Europe. When the war ended, he was stationed in Cloppenburg, Germany where he met Angela. He was honourably discharged as a full sergeant in June 1946 and returned home. He immediately began working on Angela's immigration to Canada. They settled in Winnipeg where he eventually became employed with the Winnipeg School Board as a Custodian. He was very proud to obtain his papers as a Power Engineer and remained employed with the School Division for over 30 years until his retirement in 1983. When the children were young Dad was very involved in the Boy Scouts of Canada and served as District President for the Greater Winnipeg area. He was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion No. 9 where he served in several executive offices. A memorial service will be held at Glen Eden Funeral Home, on Wednesday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Kildonan Personal Care Home and Concordia Hospital for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. In his memory would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to: GLEN EDEN FUNERAL HOME 4477 Main Street 338-7111 Family and Friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at www.gleneden-mb.ca (www.obituariestoday.com)
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