Woodlawn Funeral Home

2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC


Margaret Mary Thiessen

September 5, 1927September 16, 2019

Margaret passed into the presence of her Lord on September 16, 2019 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 2013 and was the last of her siblings to pass away.

Margaret is survived by her loving family of four children; Ernest (Evangeline), Allen, Carol (Michael) Nichvolodoff, and Lester (Theano). She is also survived by ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Margaret was born in Grand Prairie and moved to Yarrow as a teenager where she met Frank. They established the Valley Driving School in 1968 and operated it until 1981. In her senior years, Margaret gave back to the community through many years of being a caregiver.


  • Jayden Thiessen
  • Byron Thiessen
  • Tamara Nichvolodoff
  • Carissa Boynton
  • Michael Thiessen
  • Mitch Thiessen
  • Micah Thiessen
  • Julia Rechel
  • Thalia Thiessen
  • Jesse Rechel

  • Margaret, our mother and grandmother, supported various charitable causes throughout her life. One specific cause was Putali's work with children. Putali is an amazing woman that worked for Ern & Vanj Thiessen during their time with MCC in Nepal. Margaret learned to know and love Putali as a teenager during her second visit to Nepal in 1988. Putali and her husband later founded Putali's Children's Home in Kathmandu. This house has become home to four families, including Putali's. In spite of all their hard work and generosity towards others, all four families are now at risk of losing their home due to circumstances beyond their control, including the earthquake of April 2015. Vanj is organizing the Top of the World Fundraiser to raise urgently needed funds to address this crisis. This coffee shop event will be held from 7 - 9 pm on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 13 at Emmanuel Mennonite Church on Clearbrook Road. Donations will also be gratefully accepted at the memorial service. If you are unable to attend either event, please send your donation to: Top of the World Fundraiser (Make cheques payable to Evangeline Thiessen) 32182 Astoria Crescent, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4P5


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 30, 2019


Margaret Mary Thiessen

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