Thiessen, Peter


Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday June 15, 2018 at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Viewing wil be from 1PM-9PM on Wednesday and from 1PM-6PM on Thursday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at Westridge Memorial Gardens.


Peter C. Thiessen

1924 - 2018 

Peter Thiessen, age 93, passed away peacefully at Tabor Home in Morden, Manitoba, on Sunday June 10, 2018. 

Peter was born on June 20, 1924, in Rosetown, MB, Canada. His parents were Cornelius and Helena (nee Giesbrecht) Thiessen. He was the youngest of six children. Peter attended the Rudnerweide School for seven years. He was taught to work hard from a young age. His dad encouraged him to read through his Bible and presented him with a new bicycle as a reward. His family faithfully attended church. Peter put his trust in Christ and was baptized in the spring of 1945, at the OCM Church in Rosetown, MB. Peter found the love of his life, Henrietta Sawatzky, who was from east of Altona. They were married on October 2, 1952, at the Rudnerweide Church in Altona, with Old Colony Church Bishop Jacob Froese officiating. God blessed our parents with six daughters and one son. Dad and Mom worked hard together on their grain and livestock farms; first at Kronstahl; then moving to Rosenfeld in 1970. In the fall of 1980, they moved to Friedensruh. Dad farmed with his son, Peter for another 14 years. During those years, Dad also enjoyed yard work and gardening together with Mom. They took pleasure in sharing their produce with family and friends. Dad loved playing guitar and harmonica while Mom sang. Faith in God and family was of utmost importance to our Dad and his concern and desire was for the salvation of each one. In 2010, Dad and Mom downsized and retired to Winkler, MB. Dad led an active life and was still able to ride a bike at age 89. He mowed his own lawn in town with a push mower at 91. He remained in his own home until March 22, 2017 when he fell and was admitted to BTHC. May 15, 2017 he was transferred to Morris Hospital. On February 22, 2018 Tabor Home became his new residence until his home going. After asking for his guitar, he strummed his last tune only two weeks before his passing. 

Our Dad will be deeply missed by his children and their families: Helen and Abe Janzen of Winkler, Anne and George Goertzen of Winkler, Tina and Peter Elias of Carman, Pete and Barb Thiessen of Morden, Henrietta and Dick Reimer of Woodmore, Gertrude and Peter Giesbrecht of Morden, Sara and Ed Zacharias of Stephenfield, as well as 27 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Sarah Sawatzky, brother-in-law, Abe Sawatzky and his wife, Lena and many nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his wife, Henrietta in 2013 and one son-in-law, Jake Martens in 2011. 

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday June 15, 2018 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment a Westridge Memorial Gardens. 

We say a special thank-you to the staff of Tabor Home in Morden, Wiebe Funeral Home, Minister Art Wiebe, the pallbearers, ushers, sound technician, custodian, serving group and all who took part in the funeral service, and all who supported us with prayer, cards and visits. May God bless you. -The Thiessen Family 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

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