July 22, 1927 – March 13, 2022
In loving memory ~
On Sunday, March 13, 2022, Maria (Marion) Thiessen finished her earthly journey in Abbotsford and entered her heavenly eternal home. Marion was born to Peter and Lena von Riesen on July 22, 1927 in Burwalde Manitoba. The family moved to Yarrow in 1942. She married Dietrich Thiessen on June 19, 1949.
The young couple set up their home in Vancouver. Soon their sons Allen and Eric were born. In 1956 the family moved to Black Creek on Vancouver Island and in 1963 their daughter Valerie was born.
In 1966 the family moved to Abbotsford. Marion was always involved in church and enjoyed sewing, flower arranging and later volunteered for many years at MCC.
Predeceased by her husband Dietrich in 2017, siblings Helen, Peter, Agatha and John. Survived by her sister Betty (Jake) Janzen, sons Allen (Herta). Eric (Vange) and daughter Valerie (David) Ritter as well as grandchildren Eric (Shannon), Cory (Stephanie), Mark (Kristy), Jessica, Perry (Brittanie), Joel, Matthew, Jonathan and grandchildren Alyssa, Will, Caden, Braylon, Kolsen, Silas, Callum, Ari and Chloe.
Marion will be remembered for her trust in God, her calm demeanor and her warm hospitality.
Graveside service planned for Saturday, April 9 at 10:30a.m. As a family we all look forward to meeting her again.
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