Thies (Bill) William

1Peter 4:10″ Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewarts of God’s grace in its various forms”. Suddenly on Friday June 30, 2017 William Thies of Fenwick in his 74th year. Loving husband to Alice. Loving father of Natalie Posthumus (Rob), George (Janis), Mary-Ann Hummel (Mike) and Emily Linde (Chris). Dearly beloved Opa to Julia, Taylor, Jade, William, Derrick, Sammy, Kahne, Jasmine, Sawyer, Beckham and Christina. William is survived by his sisters Mary Hobers (Jerry) and Jane Lottering and his brother John (Evelyn). Also by his sister in law Corrie Fabor (John) and several brothers and sisters in law in The Netherlands.Passing before William was his brother in law Harm Lottering. William was a dearly loved and respected Principal and teacher at Wellandport Christian School for 33 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany Christian Reformed Church in Fenwick on Wednesday July 5th at 1:00 P.M. Private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Ridgeville prior to the service. Visitation will be on Tuesday July 4th at the church from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations to the Dunnville Christian School or NACE would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home 724 Canboro Road Fenwick.


25 thoughts on “WILLIAM (BILL) THIES

  • My deepest Sympathy in the sudden death of your Dear husband Bill .
    Psalm 46, God is our Refuge and Strength,.
    I Pray that God be very near in the days to come .
    Greetings with love , Ria van Staalduinen.

  • Our Condolence with the passing away off Bill into Glory.
    May God be your strength and comfort in the difficult time that lays ahead of all of you .
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    In Christian love,
    Henry and Ann

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Raymond and Jenny Devries

  • Our condolences in the passing of Bill. Our prayers for you, Alice and your family, is that the God of all comfort will uphold you in the days ahead and give you His strength , love and peace.

  • Our sincerest Condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father grant comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  • Your Condolence
    Our condolences with the Los of your husband and father and Opa,
    You are in our prayers
    With Christian Greetings
    John & Shirley

  • Your Condolence
    I was in Mr Thies’ first grade 7 class at Wellandport and had the privilege of having him as a teacher again in grade 8 and principal for my children. He truly was serving the Lord as a teacher and principal and I’m sure he will be missed. May God give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Cherish your memories and the hope for the future. Till we meet again Mr. Thies.

  • Your Condolence Thinking of you Alice and family in your loss and wishing you strength and comfort at this difficult time.

    Charlene & Reg Handley

    Lake of Two Rivers – Campground Hosts, Algonquin Park

  • Sending our deepest condolences to you on the passing of your husband, Father, and grandfather!

  • Your Condolence
    Praying that God will give you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead! His timing is always perfect.

  • We are so sorry for your loss, and we want you to know that we are and will continue to pray for strength, peace and comfort for you and your family!

  • I’m so sorry for you loss. I also had the pleasure of having Mr Thies as a teacher. He was very funny and great at teaching math and art! I will never forget him.

  • So very sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Mr. Thies as a teacher (he loved math!) and principal. Thinking of your family and praying for God to give you strength.

    • Deepest condolences to you and your family from our family May God leave you you with His peace and strength!!

  • My sincerest condolences with the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I have so many memories of Mr. Thies from WCS, especially his catch phrase “Heads will roll!” He was a great teacher!

  • My sympathies to all the family .may our heavenly father carry you now and in the days and weeks to come ..always such a pleasure to speak with him and a great principal and teacher

  • Tante Ali and Family,
    My Uncle Bill was someone who I always remember as the warmest, kindest man. I was really shy as a kid and he always made me comfortable. His smile was always huge. He was definitely the “Pied Piper” of kids and I saw that most recently at my mom and dad’s anniversary party where the little ones running around just gravitated to him. He was born to be a teacher, father, grandfather.

    I cannot even imagine what you are going through right now, I hope you can find strength and comfort in the each other to get you through this very very sad time.

  • Your Condolence I had the privilage as Having Mr Thuis as a teacher many years ago. He was so awesome. He made going to class an amazing experience. My condolences to the whole family he will be greatly missed <3

  • My condolences to you and your family. Bill was very supportive during my first years of teaching at Wellandport. He was a kind and caring educator.

  • Very sorry for your loss!! I have fond memories of Mr Thies as well from Wellandport! He loved dill pickle chips and would call me to his office at recess and share my dill pickle chips One year for Christmas my mom bought him his own bag as a gift! He was always friendly and long after we left Wellandport, if he saw us he would always chat! Praying for your family!!

  • Dear Family, Mrs. Thies and children.
    May the comfort as expressed in the Lord’s day one, of the Heidelberg Catechism,
    also be the comfort in the lives of you and also for the whole family,
    Sidney & Margaret Zeldenrust

  • Lieve Alice en kinderen, hiermee betuigen we onze oprechte deelneming met het overlijden van je man, en kinderen hun vader en opa.
    Wat een plotseling verdriet, en wat zal hij gemist worden.
    Wij wensen jullie heel veel sterkte , kracht en troost toe van onze hemelse Vader.
    Heel veel liefs van ons Ben en Rineke Vos

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