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THIESSEN, John Gordon

February 12, 1936 – Haskett, MB
June 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB

John Thiessen, beloved husband of Irene Thiessen of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the age of 77 years.

John retired in 1992 from City of Calgary Electric System. He enjoyed golfing, playing music, travelling and doing crosswords.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-three years, John is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Wendy Hanover and Janice (Kevin) Scullion; four loving grandchildren Amanda, Brianna, Daniel and Connor. He is also survived by his siblings, Gerhard, Helen (Al) Wiebe, Anne (Ken) McFarlane, Jake (Judy), Dave (Linnea) and their families.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of John Thiessen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Kathleen McPoland :

    Janice so sorry to hear you have lost your dad. I know how sad you must feel. Its a horrible time. It is hard now for you all and I am thinking of you and will keep you in my thoughts on Monday. Lots of love Kathleen xxx

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  2. Lois & Dennie McIvor :

    Heartfelt sympathy to Irene & family and to John’s many friends. Lois & Dennie

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  3. Patricia & Larry Teynor :

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss, we are thinking of your family at this sad time.

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  4. Don & Bev Riddoch :

    Irene, we are so sad to hear of John passing. There are many fun moments with John to look back on. Each thought brings back his smile and sense of humor.

    Don & Bev Riddoch

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  5. Wanda & Moe Maclean :

    Even though our visits were brief, they were always memorable. Moe still says that all toast is brown. We will miss Uncle Johnny’s good stories and his great sense of humor. I will never forget how he marveled at when Janice and I were reading comic books – we never laughed. I never did get to go looking for treasures in alleys…he was a master at that. Miss you Uncle Johnny

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  6. Angie (McIvor) Lukens :

    Our hearts go out to you Irene, Wendy and Janice (and families) upon receiving the sad news of John’s passing. So very sorry. We will miss him. xoxo

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  7. Robin Dickson :

    Wendy my dear. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Judy was just talking last week about you all visiting him.
    Huge hugs and love to you and your family. He will be missed but in your hearts always
    Love Robin and Bill

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  8. Kate Lafferty :

    Hi Wendy and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I’m sure it will you will feel this very deeply. Hopefully, your good memories of him will help you through.

    Kate, Tim and family.

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  9. Eleanor and Trevor Williams :

    Irene, our thoughts are with you-we certainly remember JOhn’s laugh and sense of humor on the ship.
    Family and friends are always there for support

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  10. Barrie and Pat Myers :

    Irene we are sorry to hear of Johns passing. Whenever working with John he had a way of making the moments enjoyable.

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  11. Gordon McIvor :

    My deepest sympathy to you all for your loss, Irene you and your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time,

    Gord and Gladys McIvor

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  12. Lynne Macdiarmid :

    Janice – so sorry to hear of your father passing, our thoughts are with you and your family during this time. The MacDiarmids.

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  13. Carol Hayes :

    Janice and Family: So very sorry how quickly this happened to you all. You are never prepared for the loss of someone like your Dad/Grandpa, no matter how much you know it might be about to happen. Keeping you all in prayer for peace and God’s loving presence to be felt to comfort you at this sad time. You are not alone, friends are near…..

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  14. Joan and Tracy Suppes :

    Irene, Wendy and Janice,

    We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Take care.

    Joan and Tracy Suppes

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  15. Dave and Jeanne Temple :

    We hope the good times and great memories of the past will be of some comfort to all in the days ahead.
    The Temple Family

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  16. Denise Stricker :

    So sorry to hear of the passing of John. May your memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you Irene, Janice, Wendy and family.

    Sending our love Denise, Jordan,Jade and Joel Stricker.

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  17. robin glinz :

    My prayers are with you.
    John was a fun guy and I loved talking with him. His outlook on life was refreshing.
    I will miss him alot.

    love
    Robin

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  18. Harry and Peggy Laycock :

    Irene, Wendy, Janice and families
    Our most sincere sympathy to all of you.

    Harry and Peggy

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  19. Joyce and Bob Bartlett :

    Wendy and Family,
    So sorry to hear the sad news. Thinking about you this morning. I know your Dad left a lot of good memories for you to cherish. Joyce

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  20. glen,lorraine blakley :

    sorry to hear of john im sure you will miss him a lot you were so close …

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  21. Verna and Gus Powaschuk :

    14 June: We have not checked the emails for a long time. We were shocked to hear of John’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family. I will call shortly.

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