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Elsie (Ada) Thiessen

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Deaths_elseAda was born while her family was emigrating from Russia and her brother was dying. Her mother asked the nurses to name her: they chose Elsie, but she was known as Ada. The Sieberts settled in Coaldale, Alta., where Ada graduated early, skipping several grades. At 12, she accepted the Lord as Saviour. Ada worked 10 years in the English Electric office, St. Catharines, Ont. Ada enjoyed sewing, hat-making, upholstery, and interior design. Ada lived her married life in Jordan Station, Ont., working with Peter on their fruit farm, and attended Vineland MB until her death. She enjoyed belonging to ladies’ groups and the hosting committee. She cooked many meals for people who were sick, sent cards, phoned, and prayed. When she moved to Tabor Manor, she missed the birds and trees, but repeated, “God lives in our apartment too.” Ada endured monthly eye injections, but was grateful she could still read and do crosswords. When she was afraid, she quoted Scripture.

  • Birthplace:
    Southampton, England
  • Parents:
    Frank & Agatha Siebert
  • Married:
    Peter James Thiessen, Oct. 13, 1951
  • Family:
    children Ed (Susan), Nancy, Ron (Lorie); 3 grandchildren; 3 siblings
  • Baptism:
    Vineland (Ont.) MB