Thiessen, Abram

Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-7PM 0n Wednesday at Wiebe Funeral Home Winkler and the church prior to the service.  Interment to follow at the Rosenbach Cemetery. Donations may be made in Abram's memory  to the BTHC Foundation (designated to Cancer Care) or STARS.

Abram (Abe) Thiessen
1949 – 2019
Abe was born in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico on May 7, 1949. He was baptized by Bishop Abram Friesen in the spring of 1966 and married Agatha Penner on July, 10 of that same year. Along with their two children, they moved to Canada in 1969 and then had four more girls to complete the family. He was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer on February 8, 2019 and after a courageous battle, he succumbed to the disease and his journey on this world came to an end on May 11.
He was predeceased by his son, Peter Thiessen, his mom and dad, Abraham and Aganetha Thiessen, his brothers, Dave and John Thiessen and his grandson, Nathan Bueckert. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Agatha, son, Jake and Sheila (Morgan, Michael), daughter, Anne and Paul Penner (Adam, Christopher, Alex), daughter, Susan Thiessen (Michael and his father, Steve Falk), daughter, Sara and Abe Rempel (Jessica), daughter, Eva and Abe Hildebrand (Hannah, Ally, Caleb, Lily), daughter, Lisa and Randy Klassen (Brady, Nicole and Jake Fehr and their daughter, Sophia) as well as two brothers, six sisters and a host of nieces and nephews, sister and brothers-in-law. He was loved and will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Dad.


#1 Thomas Schoenke 2019-05-12 13:23
My sincere condolences to Jake and the family.
#2 Spark & Sue 2019-05-12 20:13
Sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Thinking & Pray for you all
#3 Lori Petryk 2019-05-13 08:40
My most sincere condolences to Lisa, Jake, and the entire family.
#4 Magaretha Bergen 2019-05-13 13:43
To the Thiessen family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all during this very sad time.
Magaretha Bergen & family (Cochrane AB)
#5 Tina Wolf 2019-05-14 05:06
Sincere condolences to the Thiessen’s family for the loss of your husband brother father, may the Lord be with you and comfort you during this difficult time
#6 Ike and Agatha Guenther 2019-05-14 08:09
Our deepest condolences to all the Thiessen family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time!
#7 Allyson, Tery, Kelsey 2019-05-14 09:56
Our deepest condolences to you as a family. Agatha, Eva, Abe, Hannah and Ally our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord be with you and comfort you.
#8 Dave and Verna Friesen 2019-05-14 10:50
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the Lord bring comfort.
#9 General Metal Fabrication 2019-05-15 15:10
Our sincere condolences to the Thiessen family. Having Abe as part of the team here for the last 15+ years has been nothing but a pleasure. His integrity of character, his ability to fix almost anything and his friendly personality made our days better! We will miss him. May you feel the arms of God carry you thru this difficult time.

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