Wiens, Lydia

Lydia Wiens was born on April 8, 1933 in Steinbach, Manitoba and passed away on May 19, 2015 at Sunnybank Care Facility in Oliver, BC. She will be dearly missed by her children, Sandi Thibodeau (Barry), Rod Wiens (Lorri), Rick Wiens (Nora); fifteen grandchildren (Shawn, Shelden, Darren, Jesse, Robert, Carla, Clayton, Chelsea, Jodi, Jamie, Melissa, Danika, Cameron, Ryan and Chantel); six great grandchildren; sister Rita Sawatzky (Ernie) and brother Vic Janzen (Pat).

She was predeceased by three children, Beverly (1953), Gordon (1979), and Dennis (2004); her parents Peter and Margareta Janzen (1996); sister Katie (1942) and brother Eric (1943). Lydia attended school in Sardis and has lived in Chilliwack, Williams Lake, Okanagan Falls, Abbotsford and Oliver. She delivered mail for many years in Sardis and later became a care aid at Menno Home, Abbotsford. Lydia loved traveling, golfing, and good times with friends and family. She was always ready for an adventure and her friendly nature won her many friends. She enjoyed many of the local golf courses in the Fraser Valley and got her first hole-in-one at the Fraserglen Golf Course on May 17, 2004. Her love of travel took her to many destinations such as Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Panama, Europe, Africa and Asia. Service of Life to be celebrated on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00am at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to MCC (

Luncheon and burial to take place following the service.

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