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Agatha (Boese Schimpky) Thiessen

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_0010_obit Agatha ThiessenAgatha’s family immigrated to Canada in 1924, settling in Arnaud. She accepted Jesus as Saviour at an early age. In 1944, Agatha and her sister moved to St. Catharines. Agatha taught the nursery Sunday school class. By marrying widowers with grown children, Agatha became mom and grandma to two families whom she loved and prayed for. She remaining close to both families, as well as her nieces and nephews. Agatha moved to Tabor Mapleview Apartments in 1993 and to full care in Tabor Manor in 2010. Agatha filled her time with Bible reading, activities at Tabor and poetry. She wrote poems for many family members, friends and Tabor staff. Loved by many, Agatha enjoyed visits. During her last months of declining health, her greatest desire was for God to take her home. Her faith remained strong.  

  • Birth: February 9, 1918
  • Birthplace:
    Orloff, South Russia
  • Death: May 5, 2016
  • Parents:
    Jacob & Agatha Boese
  • Married:
    John Schimpky, September 1964 [d. July 1977]; Irvin Thiessen, October 1980 [d. December 1993]
  • Family:
    Schimpky stepchildren Rudy (Kathy), Joyce; Thiessen stepchildren Elaine (Norm), Heather (Ron) Watson, Sandra (Pete) Russell, Diane (Rick [d. 2010]); Boese nieces & nephews
  • Church:
    St. Catharines (Ont.) MB [now Scott Street]; Grantham MB, St. Catharines
  • Baptism:
    Arnaud (Man.) MB, age 15