Thiessen, Helen


Helen Thiessen (nee Friesen)

1927 - 2014

thiessen helen sqOn Friday August 29, 2014 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Helen Thiessen, aged 87 years of Winkler, MB formerly of Chortitz passed to her eternal rest with her family by her side. She had been transferred from Salem Home to the hospital five days prior to her passing, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Helen was born on March 12, 1927 to John and Helena (nee Hiebert) Friesen in the village of Schanzenfeld, MB. On May 9, 1946 Helen was baptized upon the confession of her faith in the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church by Bishop David Schulz. She married her sweetheart, Abe Thiessen of Chortitz on September 22, 1946. They would have celebrated 68 wonderful years together this month. Many happy memories were made on their farm neat Chortitz and later at their home on Redwood Drive in Winkler.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Abe, three daughters, Karen and Rod Schellenberg of Morden, Eileen Johnson of Roseau, MN, Elma and Wally Neufeld of Winkler, two sons, Larry Thiessen of Winkler, Lenard and Madeline Thiessen of Winkler as well as seven grandchildren (Trevor, Eric, Erin, Jenny, Brenton, Keith, Marcus) as well as eight great grandchildren. She is survived by and six brothers, John, Abe, Harry, Isaac, Irvin and their families.

She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral service held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Parkinson Society Manitoba. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Salem Home, Pastor Jake Doell, Warren Friesen and Wiebe Funeral Home. This last year was difficult for mom and for us. Thank you to family and friends for your visits, calls, food, flowers and hugs which gave us immense comfort and strength.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements



#1 Ray & Laura Klassen 2014-09-02 16:47
Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you as mourn the loss of your beautiful wife, mom, grandma & great grandma.
#2 Larry & Margo Friesen 2014-09-04 11:02
We are so sorry to hear about your wife & Mom & Grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#3 Verna 2014-09-04 12:33
Elma, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you say farewell to your Mom.
Love Verna Friesen
#4 Abe and Cindy Froese 2014-09-07 21:23
Our condolence to your family.. Our prayers will continue as you move on with lifes journey...
#5 Denns Yost 2014-09-08 09:42
My condolence to you Eileen on the lost of your Mom and also to the rest of your family my the peace of God be with you all in this time of loss. God Bless
#6 Richard & Agnes Warkentin 2014-09-09 13:57
Larry, we are sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother. May the peace of God surround you at this time of loss.

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