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Elizabeth Thiessen

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After Elizabeth’s family moved to a farm in Gem, Alta., she met George. Elizabeth and George moved to Krispiox, Alta. When her first child died at 2 weeks, Elizabeth’s faith was challenged. The family moved to Morley, Alta., in 1956. Elizabeth and George taught at Stoney First Nation. Their home was filled with singing. Elizabeth started painting mountains. In 1959, the family moved to Calgary. Their home was regularly filled with guests. Elizabeth and George moved to Surrey, B.C., in 1966. Elizabeth skillfully managed the household. She modelled faithfulness and service. In 1970, Elizabeth and George bought a motel that she managed until 1975, the year she began a travel agency with her son Dennis. Her faith was again stretched when her daughter died in a car accident. Over time, this event drew her closer to God. In retirement, she volunteered at Haggai Institute in Maui. She knit tuques for MCC. She was a talented artist, poet, musician, cook and baker.

  • Birth: November 29, 1928
  • Birthplace:
    Crowfoot, Alta.
  • Death: March 10, 2017
  • Parents:
    Jacob P. & Anna (Franz) Loewen
  • Married:
    George Thiessen, Aug. 18, 1950
  • Family:
    children Edith [d. in infancy], Rick, Ed, Dennis, Kathy [d. Sept. 16, 1975]
  • Church:
    Gem (Alta.) MB; Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.