The family announces with great sadness his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Beloved husband of Louise Thiel (née Dionne) of Chelmsford. Son of the late Joseph and of the late Anna (née Janschinka) Thiel. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters in Germany. He will be sadly missed by the Dionne family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, Sudbury. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.