of Alberta

Thiessen, Henry David


1922 – 2017

Date: October 5th, 2017

Henry David Thiessen was born on July 9, 1922 to David and Anna Thiessen in Gnadenfehlt, Ukraine. He immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1925. The family lived in the Beaverlodge area until 1942 when his parents moved to Tofield, Alberta.

On May 30, 1948 he married Helen A. Paetkau and started their life together in Tofield. He farmed in the Tofield and Ryley area until he retired.

He will be remembered by his children, Rita, Del (Gary Harder), Ruth (Wes Baerg), Sam (Sandra Nickel); his 10 grandchildren, Cora (Kenn Eglauer), Mark Harder (Melissa Taralson), Rachel Baerg, Eric Baerg (Jen Taralson), Lisa (Brian Shorten), Steven Baerg (Charissa Bateman), Neil Thiessen, Jen (Ryan Jaster), Amanda Thiessen, Matthew Thiessen, and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Helen; his sisters Anna and Helen and son-in-law Gary.


A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Tofield Community Church with Pastor Ken Stumph officiating. Interment will follow at ‘The Garden’ Cemetery, Tofield, AB.