Waldo Thiessen died Mar. 18, 2009.
He was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Orlov, Russia to Dietrich and Helena Thiessen. T
hey immigrated to Canada and settled in the Fraser Valley, B.C., in 1929. In 1955, he completed a biblical studies degree at Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alta.
In 1957, Waldo married Mary Matties in Yarrow, B.C. In 1971, they moved to Abbotsford, B.C., where Waldo worked as a house painter.
In 1998, Waldo suffered a stroke. Following this, he resided at Menno Home.
Predeceased by 1 brother; Waldo is mourned by Mary; children Paul (Louella), David, Sharon (Randy) Gerbrandt, Jane (Steve)Thompson, Dan; 12 grandchildren; 7 siblings.
The memorial service was Mar. 24 at Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C.