Rudy THIESSEN

Rudy THIESSEN

Rudy Thiessen of Abbotsford BC passed away September 9, 2015 at the age of 89. He was born November 23, 1925 in Winnipeg, MB to Johann and Justina Thiessen. In 1943 the family moved from Marquette, MB to Chilliwack, BC. Rudy went to Elim Bible School in Yarrow and East Chilliwack Bible School. May, 1951 he married Katherine Friesen. He worked at Royal City Foods, Chilliwack, Delnor Frozen Foods, Burnaby and Snowcrest Packers, Abbotsford, retiring from work in 1991. Rudy and Katherine had a lovely, thriving yard filled with vegetables, fruit, trees, shrubs, flowers and a perfectly manicured lawn. They together served in the ‘festival committee’ at their church for many years. He loved to sing, and his low base voice resonated in the Central Heights Men of Song, Jubilee Choir, and Sacred Melodies quartet. Rudy is predeceased by his parents, Johann and Justina (Janzen) Thiessen, one sister Annie (Thiessen) Hamm, two older brothers John and Jake. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Katherine, their children: Shirley (Don) Wiebe, Gerald (Sandy) Thiessen, Carolyn (Dan) Esau, Joyce (Pete) Peters, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild, his brother Nick (Irene), many nieces and nephews. We wish to thank Dr. Pauls and the Tabor Home – Cherry Lane staff, for their excellent, thoughtful, and loving care of Rudy since May 2013. A Celebration of Rudy’s Life was held September 16th at Central Heights Church.


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