WIEST, Cecil

Posted: June 11th, 2018

Cecil Wiest

1926 – 2018

Cecil Robert Wiest, our family patriarch, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Center in Lethbridge on June 6, 2018 at the age of 91.

He is survived by his loving wife Louise (nee Wilson); daughter Judy (Duff) Dunsmore, Tracy (Jessica), Joline and Paxton, Steve, Pierce, Tyra and Jadyn, Craig (Bobbie) and Mikayla; son Ken (Judy) Wiest, Jeff (Kim) and Falon, Kimberly Merkl and Olivia, and Stuart (Anita) Selby. He is also survived by his brother Phil and several brothers and sisters in law.

Cecil was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Olivia; his daughter Linda; his parents, Edith and Clarence Wiest; mother and father in law, Rakel and Rasmus Hobberstad; along with numerous siblings, brothers and sisters in-law, nieces and nephews.

Cecil was a people person; he enjoyed a good conversation and loved a great debate. His love of community led him to enter politics in 1965 when he became the councillor for Division 6 of the M.D. of Taber. He became the longest running councillor in Alberta serving 15 terms and 46 years, retiring when he was 84, however his passion was farming and family. He and Olivia moved onto their farm in 1952. He worked hard and he loved every minute of it, reluctantly retiring at almost 90. His family was so important to him and he enjoyed family gatherings and watching the family grow. In 2012 he married Louise Wilson and entered upon a new journey in his life, less worry about work and a little more time for fun.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL, 127 Center Street, Enchant, with Mr. Ray Speaker, officiating. Interment will follow in the Enchant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the Enchant Community Association, Box 1921, Enchant, AB T0K 0V0, to the St. Michael’s Palliative Unit at St. Michael’s Health Centre at 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5 or to a charity of your choice.

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2 Condolences for “WIEST, Cecil”

  1. Ina Hornaman (Murphy) says:

    Dear Louise.
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband Cecil. I want you to know that my deepest sympathy is with you., Know that you are loved and that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this trying time. You will have many pleasant memories to sustain you in the years to come. God bless you and your loved ones.

  2. Marvin Maronda says:

    My sympathy goes out to all the Wiest family on the recent passing of Cecil! I have known him for almost 40 years, and was always impressed by his energy, enthusiasm, and devotion to family, community, and farming! He always had a smile and time for a pleasant word, a laugh, and he was a fountain of knowledge when it came to the history of The Enchant Community, and Southern Alberta in general! I regret that because I am presently out of the country I missed the service for Cecil, but I understand it was the very large gathering I knew it would be … a suitable send off to a man well known and much respected by all!
    Sincerely … Marvin Maronda of Lomond

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