Louise WIEBE

Louise WIEBE

Louise Wiebe left us peacefully in the early hours of July 5, 2014. At her side were her four daughters and three grandsons. Louise was born September 22, 1919, in Dalmeny, SK, the eldest of the four children of Wilhelm T. Thiessen and Mary (Schultz) Thiessen. The Thiessens lived behind the family business, the town post office and a general store. After high school Louise attended business college in Saskatoon, and then worked in several government services during the war years in Ottawa. Here she met William A. Wiebe, whom she married on August 18, 1944 in Dalmeny. The couple lived first in Beechy, SK, and then in Saskatoon, where their first daughter was born. The family moved to Abbotsford, BC in 1947 where Bill continued his teaching career. Three more daughters were born there. Louise and Bill loved travelling together, visiting many countries on every continent but Antarctica. They lived and worked in Nigeria, Singapore, and Kansas, always returning to Abbotsford as their home base. A creative homemaker and a gracious hostess, Louise expressed herself in excellent cooking, beautifully sewn clothing for her girls, and countless colourful quilts that continue to warm every family member. Louise was gifted with a nature that was calm, steady, and cheerful. Ever adaptable, she “made the best of things” always. Her faith was strong and sustaining, and she prayed daily for each family member by name. We honour her as a woman beautiful in every way. Louise was predeceased by her beloved Bill on August 19, 2006, the day after they reached their 62nd anniversary. She is survived by sister Marie Allport of Evanston, WY, and by her daughters Karen (Bill) Parchomchuk of Kelowna, Phyllis (Taisto) Heinonen of Hope, Ellen (Allan Oas) Wiebe of Vancouver and Audrey (Stan) Loewen of Abbotsford. She also leaves behind a legacy of love to 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at Bakerview MB Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Monday, July 14th at 2 pm.


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