It is with sadness and also thankfulness for peace and rest that we announce the passing of Conrad Thiessen on February 7, 2024 in St. Catharines, ON. Conrad was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 11, 1955 to Conrad and Clara Thiessen. He is survived by his wife Mary, beloved partner of 46 years and his two daughters Amanda & Scott Wallace and Emily & Drew Unruh and his granddaughters, Penny, Reid and Genevieve. Conrad was brother to Klara and Mick Spaxman and Anna Wiens and brother-in-law to Laura (Helmet), Agatha (Al), Theresa & Frank, Jack & Laverna, Elsie & Don, Peter & Gabe, Eleanor & Bruce.
Conrad was a truck driver all his life and loved the open road. Whether hauling yachts with ATL, helicopters with IMT, or recycled paper with Baker Trucking, he took pride in his work and never tired of the passing scenery of each place he visited. He was known on the CB as “Mr. Clean” and even won a trophy in 2000 for his 1988 cabover that he had meticulously cleaned and customized. He was always happy to have a passenger to share his travels with and particularly loved sharing his trips with his “honey”, Mary. He met many people along the way and always left a positive impression on anyone he worked with or befriended. He will be deeply missed by many.
In lieu of flowers the family invites you to donate to Hospice Niagara, an organization and staff which were such a gift to all of us, or to the Burundi Fund which was is an ongoing project being run through Cornerstone Community Church (cheques can be made out to Cornerstone Community Church with Burundi as a memo).
A service in remembrance of Conrad will be held at Cornerstone Community Church, 434 Hunter Rd, Niagara on the Lake, on Saturday, February 10th at 11am with a luncheon to immediately follow.