of Alberta

Thiessen, Anne


January 17, 1919 – October 13th, 2009

     Anne Thiessen of Edmonton passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the age of 90. Anne was born January 17, 1919 to Cornelius & Elizabeth Baerg in Elizabeththal, Ukraine. At age six, Anne migrated with her family to Canada, settling first in SK and later in Coaldale, AB. As a teen, Anne expressed her Christian commitment through baptism. She married Nick Thiessen in 1940 and they settled on a farm near Vauxhall, AB. In 1965, Anne & Nick moved to Edmonton, where Anne found part time work in childcare and as a nurse’s aid at the Central Park Lodge. Anne & Nick were ordained as deacons in Lendrum M.B. Church. Anne welcomed young and old into her home to enjoy homemade buns and strong coffee. She was very outgoing and extended hospitality as an expression of her faith in Christ.

     She was predeceased by daughter Esther, brother Jake and sister Mary.

    Anne is survived by husband Nick; children Bob (Marianne), Jeanette, Paul (Evangeline), Gerry (Grace), Jim (Ingrid), and Grace Neudorf (Jim); 13 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and five sisters.

     A viewing will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church, 11210-59 Ave. Edmonton, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2009 also at Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church.