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Neil and Anne Thiessen of Winnipeg, married for 71 years, passed away together. Dad, age 96, passed on December 6, 2020 and Mom, age 94, passed 2 days later on December 8, 2020.
Left to mourn are their four daughters: Pat Whitehead (Carl), Carol Neufeld (Jim), Arlene Manes, and Alison Thiessen (Robert Reimer); ten grandchildren: Jason (Windsong), Lincoln, Stephanie, Sean, Korin, Jacquie (Mike), Ryan (Carla), Kimarie, Dasha, and Vanya; five great-grandchildren: Ashley, Hailey, Katelyn, Nolan, and Cooper.
They were predeceased by their son-in-law, Craig Manes in 2001.
In view of Covid regulations, a private family funeral service will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Darrel Toews officiating. To join the family via livestream for the service please go to and click the link on Neil or Anne's obituary page. A private family burial will take place at Green Acres Cemetery, Winnipeg, MB.
Mom and Dad were married in Altona on October 2, 1949, and moved a year later to Winnipeg where Dad worked as a carpenter. They were avid volunteers in Gospel Mennonite Church and Dad also helped at Union Gospel Mission. In the early 1980s, they moved to Calgary where construction work was abundant. Mom transferred to Sears as a department manager. Later on, Dad assumed a resident management position of a seniors block for their church. They loved it.
At age 70, Dad retired, and they moved back to Winnipeg. At age 88, Dad's declining mobility forced him to move to Pembina Place Care Home. In September, 2020, Mom also became a resident there due to declining health.
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Pembina Place Care Home who went above and beyond to care for Mom and Dad.
If friends so desire, donations in Neil and Anne's memory may be made to Union Gospel Mission or Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of this great loss! Our deepest condolences to all. We will pray for God’s greatest comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending many hugs, from Brady and Angela Johnson. - Posted by: Angela Johnson (Friend) on: Dec 15, 2020

  • It's difficult to lose one parent, but both within days must be terribly sad. We offer our deepest sympathies. Our family lived close to the Thiessen family on Toronto Street. Gail, Shelagh, Margaret and Joanne (Grant) - Posted by: Margaret Delmage (former neighbour) on: Dec 14, 2020

  • I share my condolences with you the family in the loss you have experienced. I appreciated their friendship through the years. Praise God for these two assurances ~ we know where they have gone, and we als know that a day of reunion is coming! - Posted by: Jake Froese (Friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

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