THIEL, Christa

Passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2024, at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Joachim “Joe” Thiel (2011). Predeceased by her parents, Josef and his wife Martha (nee Seidel) Cioch.

Christa married Joe, the love of her life, in Germany. They immigrated to Canada and settled in Wawa where they built two new homes. They both worked for Algoma Ore for 30 years. On retirement, they moved to St. Agatha and built their third new home. Christa spent her final years at Luther Village on the Park, Waterloo.

Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, January 18, 2024, from 10 – 10:45 a.m. The funeral service will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m., with a reception immediately following in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Cremation will have taken place. Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.

In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to Grand River Hospital Foundation – Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or Christian Fellowship Church may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S. Waterloo at

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  1. Always enjoyed our chats with Christa & Joe
    Thinking of our Wawa days, Birch Street neighbours & Algoma Ore co-workers
    May your precious memories of happy times spent together be of comfort to you

    Judy Scott 💜

  2. I’m so deeply, deeply sorry to learn of Christa’s passing. As a teenager, I knew Christa and Joe, her late beloved husband, when they lived in Wawa. They were so kind to me in many ways. Their door was always open, and I was invariably welcomed with a cup of tea and something tasty to eat. We had lovely conversations. I still have – and cherish – the crystal necklace and earrings set they gave me for my 18th birthday.

    Thank you, Christa, for having been a part of my life during those early years in Wawa.