Margaret Ruth Tiessen
1934 - 2019
Obituary of Margaret Ruth Tiessen
Tiessen, Margaret Ruth (nee Froese)
85 years, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Erie Shores Healthcare with her family at her side. Loving wife of the late Ralph Tiessen (2009) for 54 years. Dear mother to Shirley Thiessen (Alvin), Brenda Tiessen Wiebe (Joel), Ron Tiessen (Mary) and Ken Tiessen. Loving grandmother to Candice (Brad), Darren (Maylin), Cori (Ryan), Matthew (Grace), Nick (Chantelle), Rachel (Tim), Collin, Heather and Alexis; and 7 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Anne (late Nick), Agnes (late George), Helen (John), Kate; sister-in-laws Irene (late brother Jake), Hazel (late Jack) and Eleanor (Jake). Predeceased by her sister Mary (John), sister-in-law Betty (Pete). Together with her husband Ralph, Margaret spent her life working tirelessly on the family farm and raising their children. Throughout her life, Margaret dedicated much of her time volunteering for her church, community MCC sale, meat canning, local schools, Gleaners and the Etcetera shop/ Thrift on Mill. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday from 6-9 pm. Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm followed by the funeral service to celebrate Margaret's life at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak St. E., Leamington at 2:30 pm. Memorial donations to the Leamington Mennonite Home or the Leamington United Mennonite Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a memorial donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.