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Jacob Thiessen

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Jacob’s family moved to Yarrow, and later, to Abbotsford, B.C. In his youth, he received training in machinery and truck driving. He met Mary at church choir practice. Jacob served East Aldergrove Church, especially as usher. He enjoyed camping, drawing, and painting. He published his family’s story in Matsuri Sumas Abbotsford Pioneer Stories 1890–1950.

  • Birth: February 15, 1928
  • Birthplace:
    Grunthal, Man.
  • Death: May 16, 2018
  • Parents:
    Dietrich & Helena Thiessen
  • Married:
    Mary (Wiens), Mar. 18, 1951
  • Family:
    Mary; children Ken (Linda), Bernie (Heidi), Harvey (Ruth), Ruth Ann; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    East Aldergrove, B.C. (now Ross Road)