Our loss is Heaven's gain. On June 22, 2010, beloved husband, father and grandfather Abram (Abe) passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital. The funeral service was held at Living Faith Fellowship Church, Herbert, SK, June 25, 2010, 1:00 PM with Donovan Epp officiating. The pianist was Diane Peters and music was provided by Ron Wiebe. Reading of the Eulogy was done by Darlene Wiebe and Jerry Gruenwald; ushers were Don Fast, Elvin Block and Elmer Wiebe. Pallbearers were Bruce Wiebe, Dwayne Wiebe, Dustin Wiebe, Leszek Klimkiewicz, Willy Funk and Wendell Cornelson.
Abe is survived by loving wife and best friend, Helen; sons Bob Wiebe, Herbert, SK, Barry Wiebe, Gouldtown, SK; daughters Jacquie Gruenwald (Jerry), Redfield, S.D, Darlene Wiebe (Steven Wynnyk), Regina, SK; grandchildren, Bailey Wiebe, Herbert, SK, Brady Wiebe, Gouldtown, SK; daughter-in-law, Barb Wiebe, Herbert, SK; brothers Ben Wiebe (Chris), Phillip Wiebe (Connie), sister Olga Cornelson (Ernie), sisters-in-law Erna Wiebe and Elizabeth Sadowski; step-grandchildren Angela (Rob) Turck, Beth (Justin) Haider, Cara (Jim) Wagner, Daron Gruenwald, Evan Gruenwald and seven step-great grandchildren, Redfield, S.D.; Uncle Isaac (Hulda) Wiebe, Aunt Gertrude (Isbrandt) Harder and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Regarding his immediate family, Abe was predeceased by his father, George C. Wiebe, mother Susie Wiebe, brothers Jake Wiebe and Rueben Wiebe, father-in-law, Peter D. Dyck and mother-in-law Aganetha Dyck.
Abe Wiebe was born Sept. 13, 1928 on a farm in the Big Coulee District near Gouldtown. He attended school at Pony Butte and River Dell. Abe was baptized in 1950 at Gouldtown Sommerfelder Church. In his early adulthood Abe worked as a farm and harvest labourer in Manitoba, Alberta and Sask. He returned home in 1951 to marry the love of his life, Helen Dyck. Fall of that year they moved to their farm, just south of Gouldtown where they raised cattle, farmed and raised their family. In 1995, Abe had triple bypass surgery that although successful, was very difficult to recover from. Abe and Helen moved into Herbert in the Spring of 1995 but they continued to farm wheat and durum.
Throughout his life, Abe loved playing and watching hockey, except for when his Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the despised Montreal Canadiens. He also enjoyed playing softball and became a devoted Toronto Blue Jays fan. Abe's passion though, was the farm. He and Bob worked side by side, seeding, harvesting, building, repairing, painting and overall, constantly making improvements. Abe was never one to sit around the coffee shop but he did love to visit. He was a wonderful dad, supportive and solid as a rock for his family.
Abe loved the Lord Jesus and he leaned heavily on his faith during his final battle against heart disease. Throughout Abe's life, he served on various boards but one of the causes closest to his heart was the upkeep and maintenance of the Gouldtown Cemetery which is where he was buried while bagpiper, Graham Bradley played "Amazing Grace".
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kassett, Dr. Moustapha, Dr. Wojcik and the Regina General ICU Staff. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Warren's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 773-8831 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.