Mary Wiebe

It is with great sadness that we would like to announce the passing of our mother Mary Wiebe in the presence of her family, on Friday, May 26th at the Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie.

Mom was born on November 4, 1924 in the Green Farm District NE of Winkler, Manitoba to John and Maria Hildebrand. Mom was the 5th of 11 children and in her early years attended Green Farm School. After grade 7 it was necessary to stay home and help with chores and other duties as well as tend to her younger siblings.

On November 1, 1942 mom married our father Abe Wiebe. Together they farmed just west of where she was born and were blessed with 4 children. They continued to farm there until the spring of 1963 when they moved to Mayfield just south of Gladstone, Manitoba. Farming was tough in these years and during this time she found employment at Carnation Foods in Carberry to supplement their income. Mom was a very hard worker and did everything in her power to help dad on the farm as well as provide for the family. Mom was a very efficient and excellent cook. These were traits she learned when she was growing up.

In 1975 when dad’s health was failing, they moved to Gladstone. It was definitely the right choice, with mom only 51 there was much energy left and it wasn’t long before she started working for Bob & Eileen Clarke as their Nanny. She worked for them until she retired.

Dad passed away in 1994 and in 2004 mom sold the house and moved into the Legion Apartments. She lived there for 8 years, then 2 years at Centennial Apartments. At that time mom needed more support than assisted living provided and we found it best for her at the Douglas Campbell Lodge. Although she resisted the move, she made friends easily and slowly became accustomed to her new lifestyle.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Abe in 1994 and son in law Gordon in 2018. She is survived by her 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; daughter Helen Teichrib, Corrinne (Dan) Toronchuck & their family, Sheldon Teichrib; daughter Hilda (Kim), Harkness, Olivia (AJ) Rae, Mallory (Ryan) Hulme, Alex (Ty) Pettyjohn and their families; son John (Anne), Terry Wiebe, Laura (Cliff) Giesbrecht, Jason(Tanis) Wiebe and their families; son Harry (Marilyn).

The family would like to acknowledge with sincere thanks to the staff at Douglas Campbell Lodge for the care they provided our mother for the many years she resided there.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Gladstone Christian Fellowship with Interment to follow at the Gladstone Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Clarke’s Funeral Home of Gladstone in care of arrangements.