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Elizabeth Susie Thiessen

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Elizabeth’s family immigrated to Canada in 1930, settling in Gem, Alta., and later in Yarrow, B.C. Elizabeth bent God’s ear daily. She was active in her church’s choirs. In the 1970s, she helped reinvigorate Willingdon Church’s Ladies Mission Circle. With her value of education and love for children, Elizabeth enjoyed a rewarding career as a teacher. In her later years, she volunteered at the MCC store, helping wherever there was a need. Her family, whom she loved dearly, kept her busy. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking; her zwieback were a family favourite. In spite of failing health, Elizabeth was thankful for the good life God gave her and her hope of being with him.

  • Birth: October 9, 1924
  • Birthplace:
    Donskoj, Neu Samara, Russia
  • Death: August 11, 2015
  • Parents:
    Herman & Elizabeth Klassen
  • Married:
    Daniel Thiessen, July 6, 1956 [d. Nov. 2009]
  • Family:
    children Carolyn (Larry) Kwiatkowski, Arlene (Vern) Penner, Gordon (Julie); 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters
  • Church:
    Willingdon, Burnaby, B.C.; Bakerview MB, Abbotsford, B.C.