WIEBE – LYDIA

Posted: May 23rd, 2018

WIEBE – Mrs. Lydia (Dueck) Wiebe passed away peacefully on May 17, 2018 at the Western Senior Citizen’s Home in Leader, Saskatchewan at the age of 73 years. She was born on April 9, 1945 in Gouldtown, Saskatchewan. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a child of God at a young age. She took her elementary education at Roland School near Gouldtown, after which she worked at home on the farm for a few years. She had fond memories of singing together and taking walks with her mother at home. She followed the Lord in baptism when she was a teenager, became a member of the church in Gouldtown and then took two years of Bible school in Swift Current. Following this, she took a sewing course in Swift Current.  Early on in life, she discovered that she loved working with children and served a number of families by providing childcare and housekeeping support. The last family she served was Herb and Adeline Wiebe. While there, Herb’s brother, Otto was also working on the family farm. A subtle wink from Otto across the kitchen quickly blossomed into love and a proposal to marry. He became the love of her life. They married on April 1, 1967 after postponing it one day due to a snowstorm. They lived in Herbert during their first year together, after which they moved to a farm they purchased a few miles from where Otto grew up. They raised three boys on the farm. Lydia was involved in the Herbert MB church; teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and a trio with her sister in laws, was a Pal to a number of girls in Pioneer Girls, and worked in the library. She threw great birthday parties, cheered enthusiastically at the boys’ sports events and attended the theatre plays they were in. Health struggles started for Lydia in 1975, but that didn’t stop her from enjoying life. Lydia loved going camping and on other trips with the family. She enjoyed playing games with family and friends. She was a voracious reader and read thousands of books throughout her life. Her other hobbies included a season doing Macrome, she dabbled in pottery, played the autoharp and talked many hours on the phone. Otto and Lydia moved to Herbert from the farm in 2001. Since that time, she spent time making meals for people who were ill and mothers who just had babies, spent many winter evenings playing games with Otto and loved to connect with her children and grandchildren. For the 51 years they were married, Lydia cherished having devotions together with Otto every morning and evening. Lydia is survived by her loving husband Otto Wiebe and son’s Steve (Connie), Cliff (Heather), Bruce (Melanie). Her 5 grandsons (Ryan, Nathaniel, Samuel, Daniel, Andrew) who she fed copious amounts of baking too and loved with all her heart. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Helen Dueck and infant child Harvey.She is also survived by her siblings, Menno (Christie), Reuben, Laura (Herb) Guenther, Florence (Terry) Kinney, Walter, Nancy (Dan) Martens, Roy (Caron), Valarie (Michael) Wedman. From Lydia’s in-law family, she is predeceased by John and Agnes Wiebe (Parents In-Law) John and Agatha Wiebe, Anne Wiebe, Herbert and Adeline Wiebe, Abe Friesen, Jake and Iona Wiebe. she is survived by Salma Friesen, Peter and Nettie Wiebe, Peter and Hildy Dyck, Walter and Clara Wiebe. She is also survived by some uncles and aunts and many cousins, nephews and nieces. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and positive attitude. Her faith in God stayed strong until she went into the presence of the Lord.  Donations can be made in Lydia’s memory to Westbank Bible Camp.  Parkside Memorial Funeral Home in care of arrangements – Ryan Cappelle


7 Condolences to “WIEBE – LYDIA”

  1. Tommi-Lyn Ortega says:

    So sorry for your loss, she was such a nice lady, and we are praying for your family!

  2. Don & Ellie Wall says:

    To Otto & Family,
    Our prayers are for God’s comfort and peace for you as you celebrate Lydia’s life and grieve her passing.

  3. Walter Martens says:

    To Otto and the family: My sincere condolences on the passing of Lydia. May the memories you have of her be a comfort and blessing to you at this time and in the days ahead. Thinking and praying for you.

  4. George and Gail Weinbender says:

    Steve, Connie and Ryan; Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

  5. Robert & Marie Mile says:

    We wanted to share our condolences with Lydia’s family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3,4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

  6. Elsie Shygera says:

    My sincere condolances to you Otto and you family. May God be your strength today and always.

  7. Verna and Harry Andres says:

    We are praying for you and your family

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