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January 24, 1935 – Bassano, Alberta
April 14, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

David Tiessen, beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Dave was born in Bassano and lived most of his years in Alberta. He was a respected businessman and his company, Tiessen Mapping, proudly served the oil and gas community in Calgary for over twenty years. Dave was hard working but also sensitive, caring and artistic. He leaves behind a wealth of memories through his love of photography.

Dave is survived by his four children, Cheryl (Michael), Lori (Shayne), Bryan and Alan (Pam); and his eight grandchildren. He also leaves behind a loving Brazilian family including three stepchildren and seven grandchildren. He will be missed by many more family members and friends including his very dear companion, Lois. Dave was predeceased by two beautiful wives, Linda and Maria.

A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held at the Haysboro Community Centre (1204 – 89th Ave. SW, Calgary) on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, please consider going for a walk and taking some photos of wildflowers in Dave’s memory.

In living memory of David Tiessen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Cecelia (Tiessen) Martin

    On behalf of the Frank & Tena Tiessen family members, we’re so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our dad and Dave had a very special uncle/nephew relationship, almost like brothers as they were only 9 years apart. Please extend our sympathy to Dave’s family and friends. Sincerely, Cecelia Martin

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  2. I only new Dave for a short time but found he was always smiling and happy. He always had some interesting facts to tell our little Wednesday lunch group.He will be sadly missed by many, especially the Wednesday group. My condolences to the family.

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  3. My deepest condolences to Dave’s family. I knew Dave through his business Tiessen Mapping. His business was well respected throughout the Calgary Oil and Gas industry. We had many chats in my office at Pembina Pipeline. He was a pleasure to know.

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  4. I offer my deepest condolences to the Tiessen family. I never met David in person but know Bryan his son very well. I know Bryan to be an outsanding person and he always spoke very highly of his father. His father was a best friend and mentor throught his life as he had told several times since I have known him.

    David Wilcott

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