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Rudy Thiessen

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Rudy accepted Jesus as Saviour while attending Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute in 1942. His family moved from Marquette, Man., to Chilliwack, B.C., in 1943. He went to Elim Bible School, Yarrow, B.C., and East Chilliwack Bible School. In 1971, Rudy and Katherine moved to Abbotsford. Rudy worked at Royal City Foods, Chilliwack; Delnor Frozen Foods, Burnaby, B.C.; and Snowcrest Packers, Abbotsford, before retiring in 1991. Rudy and Katherine loved gardening together. They served Central Heights’ festival committee. Rudy’s bass voice resonated in Central Heights’ Men of Song, Jubilee Choir and Sacred Melodies quartet.

  • Birth: November 23, 1925
  • Birthplace:
  • Death: September 9, 2015
  • Parents:
    Johann & Justina Thiessen
  • Married:
    Katherine Friesen, May 1951
  • Family:
    Katherine; children Shirley (Don) Wiebe, Gerald (Sandy), Carolyn (Dan), Joyce (Pete); 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 brother
  • Church:
    Broadway MB, Chilliwack; Central Heights MB, Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    East Chilliwack (B.C.) MB (now Central), Aug. 12, 1945