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Born: Apr 01, 1930

Date of Passing: Aug 21, 2022

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hedy Edith Thiessen (nee Friesen) on August 21, 2022, at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 92.
Left to cherish her memory are son Larry (Esther) and three daughters, Sharon Lefley (Mike), Lois Pettit (Richard) and Patty Procter (Jamie Hickes); grandchildren, Brett Thiessen (Christine), Amy Hildebrandt (Dylan), Nevada Procter (Cory), Brody Procter (Lexee); brother Rudy Friesen (Edyth) and sisters-in-law, Margaret Friesen, Margaret Funk, Lydia Voth and Agatha Dyck. Hedy was predeceased by her husband Aron Thiessen, her parents, Henry and Justina Friesen, brothers, Arnold (Lydia), George (Ann), Irwin (Margaret) and sister Herta (Peter Dyck).
Born on a farm near Elm Creek, Manitoba on April 1, 1930, she was the fourth of six children born to Henry and Justina Friesen (nee Warkentin).
Mom attended George Herbert School grades one to four, Marquette Prairie School grades five to eight, Lord Selkirk School grade nine, and finished her grade eleven education at MBCI in Winnipeg.
In the spring of 1949, Hedy was baptised upon her confession of faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, whom she served faithfully all her life. Mom faithfully attended Schoenfelder Mennonite Church.
Hedy worked at the Eaton's Mail Order until her marriage to Aron Thiessen on June 13, 1953. After their marriage her focus was raising their four children. Our parents moved to the Friesen family farm in Rosser in the spring of 1972 where mom lived for 46 years until February 2018 when she moved to Lindenwood Manor in Winnipeg.
She enjoyed knitting, cross stitch, crossword puzzles, reading and was a dedicated Winnipeg Jets fan, watching every game on TV.
Mom was quiet, generous and gentle and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank the staff of 5 South at Victoria General Hospital. Their care for mom in her final days was kind and compassionate.
Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 26 at Schoenfelder Mennonite Church, Pigeon Lake, St. Francois Xavier RM, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, Hedy requests donations be made to Mennonite Central Committee, or a charity of one's choice.

"Because of her
Our own small world will never be the same,
And all our hearts are filled with love when people speak her name...
But though her face may not be seen
among us here today,
Her love is felt in all the hearts
she changed along the way."

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 24, 2022, Aug 25, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Condolences to the family on the passing of your mother and my aunt Hedy. I am grateful for her hospitality and compassion shown by her to my children and myself in the years after our losses. - Posted by: robert friesen (nephew) on: Aug 25, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss, Sharon and Mike. - Posted by: Sheila an Bob Worboys (Friends of Mike and Sharon) on: Aug 24, 2022

  • To Hedy Tiessen's Family and Extending Relatives. Please accept my Sincere Condolences and Deepest Sympathies at Hedy's Passing. I have many Fond Memories of Hedy and time spent with her during our Tiessen Family Events. May your Memories help you during this difficult Time. May God Bless all of you - Posted by: Elfrieda (Tiessen) Neufeld (Cousin) on: Aug 24, 2022

  • What a life well lived, that gentle spirit we call Mom. May you all know her memories will guide you through the sadness you carry in your hearts. Heddy will be smiling down upon you and continue to give you love and strength. May the perpetual light shine upon Heddy and each of you until you meet her again. With much love, Tom & Anni Druce - Posted by: Tom & Anni Druce (Family Friends) on: Aug 24, 2022

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