Nick Tiessen died Aug. 17, 2009. He was born July 22, 1940 in Rivers, Man. to Nicolei & Maragreta Tiessen. When he was 5, the family moved to Leamington, Ont. He came to know the Lord at a young age and was baptized in 1967 into Oak Street Mennonite Church in Leamington. In 1970, Nick married Helga Harder (nee Boschman). Helga died in 1993. Nick married Miriam Colenutt in 1994. He worked at Leamington Memorial Hospital, Cameron’s Paper Co., and K.S. Centoco until his retirement in 2006. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2007; his faith never waivered as he witnessed to many in hospital. Predeceased by Helga, 3 siblings in infancy, Nick is mourned by Miriam; children Brian (Leslie), Mike, Dorie, Benita (Dale), Bob; 2 grandchildren; stepmother Olga Tiessen; 11 siblings. The funeral was at Southpoint Community Church, Leamington.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.