Helen Thiessen passed away on March 19, 2005 at the Menno Home in Abbotsford, B.C.

She was born on December 25, 1914 in Aberdeen District, Saskatchewan to her parents Peter and Helen Boschman.

Helen married Julius Thiessen March 17, 1933 and moved to a farm in the Swan Plain district in 1934. In 1965 they moved to acreage in the Greendale district in British Columbia and retired to Chilliwack in 1978.

Helen is survived by 5 children Wilson, Patricia, Lloyd, George and Gerald, 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren, 1 sister Marie and 1 brother Peter. She is predeceased by her husband Julius, daughter Lillian, grandson Kenneth and sisters Gertrude and Agatha, brothers John and Harold.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2005 at

2:00 pm at the First Mennonite Church in Greendale with Pastor George Hoeppner officiating. Interment to follow beside her husband in the Greendale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee.

Henderson’s Funeral Home


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