Tina Erion

Obituary of Tina Erion

April 15, 1935 – Coaldale, Alberta

July 6, 2024 – Rimbey, Alberta


Tina Erion (nee Thiessen), beloved wife of the late Albert Erion, of Ponoka, AB, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the age of 89 years.


Born on April 15, 1935, in Coaldale, AB, Tina graduated with her teaching degree and turned down a job at CBE to work at Kikino where she met Albert.

Tina married Albert on July 9, 1960, and both became dedicated missionaries with SIM Canada, where she used her gifts of teaching, hospitality, and writing. All their children were born in Africa. After 30 years in East Africa, they returned to Canada and worked with students at U of C, teaching ESL courses and having them in their home for meals. Tina was a prayer warrior who loved Jesus and loved people well, especially her children and grandchildren.


Tina was predeceased by her beloved husband, Albert Erion, and her two grandchildren, Danielle Adrian and Devan Erion. She was also predeceased by her parents, Maria and Jacob Thiessen.


Tina is survived by her sons, Allan (Kim) Erion and Glenn (Heather) Erion; and her daughter Rhonda (Richard) Adrian. She will be greatly missed by her seven grandchildren, Zachary Erion, Laurelie Erion, Stephanie Erion, Joshua Erion, Breanne (Matthew) Friesen, Andy Erion, and Ryan Erion. She is also survived by her brother Ernest Thiessen, and sister Elizabeth Traber.

Tina will always be remembered for her kind soul and selfless nature. She will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have shown support during this difficult time.


A Memorial Service will be held at Meadowbrook Church (421076 Highway 792, Lacombe, AB T0C 0J0) on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Every Home for Christ, PO Box 3636, Guelph, ON N1H 7S2, Telephone: 1-(800)-265-7326, www.donate.ehc.ca, or to the Canadian Bible Society, 10 Carnforth Road, Toronto, ON M4A 2S4, Telephone: 1-(800)-465-2425, www.biblesociety.ca/donate.



Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Tina’s family here.


In living memory of Tina Erion, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Meadowbrook Church
421076 Highway 792
Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
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