WIEBE, TinaPosted: July 27th, 2022
TINA WIEBE, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Henry Wiebe, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at the age of 100 years.
Tina was born November 13, 1921 to Henry and Katarina Peters in Konteniusfeld, South Russia, emigrating to Canada in 1925. They lived in Saskatchewan and Alberta; she was the oldest of eight. Tina helped on the family farm plus for other farming families and as domestic help in Calgary.
Tina met her husband, Henry Wiebe, in the Pincher Creek area and the Coaldale Bible School. They were married in 1941 and spent a few years in B.C. as Henry completed his wartime commitments. Two children were born at that time, and after they moved to Gem, Alta., three more were added to the family. Henry owned and operated Henry’s Service, a sales and repair shop. After that they farmed for a time then moved to Brooks where they both worked part time. They always enjoyed being part of the local church, the Gideon ministry and their strong faith in God gave peace, strength and hope. They did a number of trips across Canada and the USA, even Israel and Europe.
They enjoyed many happy times camping with a trailer or van with friends and family. They often went fishing on Lake Newell or Vauxhall area with Tina’s father. Tina enjoyed her garden, sewing, knitting and crochet. The last move to a Lethbridge condo saw retirement and walks in the coulees. Henry passed away in 1996, Tina missed him dearly. She would watch her Blue Jays baseball and curling, even travel to bonspiels with her siblings. She especially loved to host or visit her children and grandchildren. She celebrated her 100th birthday November 2021. She will be remembered as a woman of quiet and patient strength.
Tina was predeceased by her parents, her sister Lydia, her brother and sister-in-law Henry and Annie Peters, her sister and brother-in-law Helen and Abe Klassen, her brother-in-law Jim Thibideau, her sister and brother-in-law Anne and Menno Boldt, her step grand-daughter Vanessa Zytaruk, her son-in-law Bud (Clarence) O’Brien, and her beloved husband Henry (August 8, 1996).
She leaves behind her children: Milt (Martha) Wiebe of Lethbridge, Carol O’Brien of Medicine Hat, Judy (Richard) Klassen of Whitehorse, Yukon, Lil (Al) Muir of Red Deer and Myrna Wiebe (Brian Zytaruk) of Gray Creek, B.C.; grandchildren: James & Miriam Wiebe, Bryan Wiebe, Wayne O’Brien, Colin O’Brien, Phil & Carla Muir, Brad Muir and Danielle Verklan, Shari Klassen, and Amy Klassen; great-grandchildren: Jordan, Megan, Natalie, Max, Nikki, Jonathan, Claira, Nate, Harper, Crosby and Bodhi; and one great-great-granddaughter, Amelia.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tim Seim officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Tina’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Tina will be laid to rest with her husband Henry in Mountain View Cemetery during a private family graveside service.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com