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Born: Jul 20, 1928

Date of Passing: Aug 07, 2019

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July 20, 1928 - August 7, 2019

Peacefully with loved ones by his side, Harry passed away at the Grace Hospital on August 7, 2019 at the age of 91 years.
Harry was born on July 20, 1928 in Lowe Farm, Manitoba. He was a very social and outgoing person who loved to spend time with family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially his friends at his apartment on Fort Street.
He is survived by his five children, Richard (Dolores), Kathy Denny (Bruce), David (Rose), Donna Boiteau and Darrin (Carla), all of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is also remembered by his sisters, Mabel Friesen and Gladys Piper, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Harry is predeceased by his parents, Helen (nee Heppner) and Aaron Thiessen, his wife Virginia Mariash-Thiessen, his brother John Thiessen, sisters, Dorothy Hiebert and Margaret Devenney, and his granddaughter Kara Denny.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, 2405 McGillivray Blvd.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Grace Hospital, 3rd Floor. Special thanks to Dr. Borrett, Dr. Massey, Gianna, Mahi, Karen and Kara.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Harry was such a great man, I always enjoyed seeing him at the Health Shows. So sorry for your loss Rick, he will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Carol Manlow (Friend) on: Aug 18, 2019

  • I was Harry's neighbor. He was a caring, friendly man who cared deeply about others. A few years ago, he knocked on my door and asked if he could escort me to watch the New Year's fireworks. We went up to the 22nd floor even though he had vision problems and couldn't see the fireworks. He wore a suit and tie and was a perfect gentleman. I also remember him wearing a chef's hat when he and Virginia would put on the pancake breakfast upstairs. I will miss him. - Posted by: Janet Forbes (Neighbor) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • We're very sorry to hear of Harry's passing. Our deepest condolences to the entire Thiessen family! - Posted by: Jeff Elwood and Bridget Benoit (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Even when they’re ready to go, it is so hard to lose a parent. Floyd always spoke fondly of him and although I only met him a couple of times, he seemed like a very nice man. - Posted by: Karen Wiebe (In-law, friend ) on: Aug 14, 2019

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