Thiessen, Cornelius

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Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-9PM on Monday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Interment prior to the service at Winkler Cemetery.


Cornelius Thiessen

1928 – 2017 

With heavy heart we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. 

Cornie was born in Mexico November 18, 1928 and came to Canada as an infant. In 1947, he was baptized and joined the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. In 1948, he married Helen Penner. He was married 68 years, 2 months and 18 days. He was blessed with five children; two girls and three boys: Shirley Joan July 1949, Mary Sue Helen November 29, 1956 (both deceased) and is survived by Gerald October 19, 1952, Sheldon September 6, 1955 and James June 4, 1961 as well as daughter-in-law, Marianne, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment prior at Winkler Cemetery. 

We thank Pastor Jake Doell and the Bergthaler Vocal Ensemble led by George Ens; thanks to Jake Hildebrand and Michele Dogdick for the obituary and eulogy and a very special thanks to Dr. Dhala, nurses and staff at Salem Home. We also thank Wiebe Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cornie’s memory to MCC. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements



#1 Anne Thiessen 2017-12-02 23:14
Helen and family,
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#2 Roy & Carol Enns 2017-12-03 09:24
To you all,
May God be your anchor at a time like this. We lost our mother 3 days earlier and are feeling the loss of someone we loved as do you now, but 'joy' is also present as death is but a shadow in God's kingdom. May you find this 'joy' as you reflect on God's goodness to your dad over the years and the saving grace he accepted. He lives with Christ. Praise God. Our prayers are with you as you mourn. We, too, will miss him but may your memories never fade.
#3 Rick C. Wiebe 2017-12-04 10:24
Dear Helen , Gerald , Shel & James and family,
My sincere sympathy to all of you .
I always appreciated Cornie very much I regret not seeing him more often in the past several years.
I'm sorry I am so far away at this time. I would have been there for you as a friend and assist at the Funeral in anyway possible. I look forward to seeing you all when I return from the U.S. in the not too distant future.
All the best !
#4 Ruth & Clarence 2017-12-05 22:24
We're sorry to hear about your Dad. Our sympathy goes to You and your Family. May he R.I.P. Lots of love,R&C.
#5 Rod Thiessen 2017-12-08 16:57
Aunt Helen, Gerald, James, Sheldon and Family, I was sad to hear about Uncle Cornie passing away, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

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