Wilhelmine (Mina) Achroeder, age 89 of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully at Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at Menno Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in Kantemirofka, Ukraine on January 5, 1914, she was a daughter of the late David and Helena Thiessen. The family emigrated to Canada in 1924. A homemaker and expert seamstress and dressmaker, she lived with her family in Kitchener, Ontario for 47 years before moving to Abbotsford in 1988.

Mina was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1989 and a brother David in 1990. She is survived by her sister Anne and brother Abe, both in Ontario, son Dennis in Victoria, son David in Halifax, NS and five grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Friday, January 31, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Maclure Road Cemetery.

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