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Donna Marie Thiessen

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Deaths-Donna-Marie-ThiessenDonna accepted Jesus as Saviour at a young age. Around the time she met Jake, she was baptized. Donna attended Chedoke & District School of Medical Technology (now Mohawk College), Hamilton, Ont. She worked 30 years as a medical laboratory technologist, most of them at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ont. Donna volunteered at Camp Crossroads, the Baptist Haiti Mission and Eagle’s Cove. Donna served the prayer quilt ministry at St. Ann’s Church. She knit and cross-stitched. Donna and Jake took cruises to Alaska, Hawaii and the Baltic states, toured Britain, Ukraine and Israel and visited missionaries in Bolivia and Haiti. A Mar. 20, 2015, hospital trip revealed serious health concerns. As medical challenges mounted, Donna maintained her sense of humour, her smile, her fight.

  • Birth: August 12, 1951
  • Birthplace:
    St. Catharines, Ont.
  • Death: April 2, 2015
  • Parents:
    Bill & Agnes Friesen
  • Married:
    Jake Thiessen, Mar. 10, 1973
  • Family:
    Jake; children Jeff (Brenda), Jennie (John), Judith (Caleb); 6 grandchildren; her father; siblings
  • Church:
    Calvary (Associated Gospel), St. Catharines, Ont.; St. Ann’s, Smithville, Ont.