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Abe Edward Wiebe

November 21, 1934 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Abe Wiebe Obituary

Abe Edward Wiebe was born at home (northwest of Morden, MB) on November 21 st, 1934. He lived south of Morden until 1941 when his family moved to Osterwick where they lived until 1946. The family moved to Lavenham, MB where he attended Clairmont School.

In 1953 Abe started working at Southport for Tolman Construction. He also worked at home and raised cattle. For 3 harvest seasons he worked in Saskatchewan. In 1958 Abe started working with sheet metal in Winnipeg and continued to make it a career for the rest of his life. He installed furnaces in many homes and would point out with pride saying, “I did the heating in that house”, and we heard it hundreds of times! In early years he also did construction together with John Martens and later years with Harvey Doerksen.

Abe was baptized in the MacGregor Bergthaler Church. On May 6, 1961, he married Doreen Reimer, and they started farming. They had two children, Allan, and then Brenda. In 1965 he moved his family to the Lavenham area and started a horse and cattle ranch (with his brother Pete). They did this for 11 years and we have great memories of that time.

In 1977 he moved his family to Bagot, MB and started up the Bagot Campground. In 1981 they moved to MacGregor MB, then Austin MB and finally to Portage la Prairie. In those years he built several more homes in the area.

Abe loved to hunt and got his first deer at 13 years old. He always had good hunting stories and hunted many years with his buddy Frank Letkeman and son Allan. He loved a good joke and going for coffee. He once said that he got a lot of his jobs at the coffee shop. Music was a very important part of his life. He played guitar well and was part of the group The Bar W Ranch Boys and played at many social functions. He also played fastball with the MacGregor Country Club. Abe loved a good boxing match and watched whenever he could. He was still building at the age of 85 years.

Abe was predeceased by: His parents Henry & Margaret Wiebe, Sister Margie, brothers Elmer & Pete.  Abe is survived by his loving wife Doreen, son Allan (Gloria), daughter Brenda (Marvin) Buhler, 2 grandsons Cody (Nicole) Buhler, Kyle (Renata) Buhler and his great grand kids: Nolan, Natalie, & Leah Buhler. He is also survived by sister-in-law Norma Wiebe, Brother Larry (Carol) Wiebe, Sister Diana (Henry) O’Neill and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Health Sciences Center and Portage Hospital for their care and concern. Thanks also to Clarke’s Funeral Home for taking care of the funeral arrangements. We would also like to thank the ministerial, Westend Ladies Group, the pianist, ushers, pallbearers and all those involved in helping with the funeral. Many thanks to all who brought food, called, visited, and prayed for the family.

Abe’s family will meet with friends and relatives for a time of fellowship and refreshments after the service. Interment to follow the lunch.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Portage MCC Thrift store at 149 Saskatchewan Ave. E, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L7

This service will be video recorded and made available the following day.

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Services

Viewing Prior to the Service
Monday
January 22, 2024

10:00 AM
MacGregor EM Church
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MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0

Funeral Service
Monday
January 22, 2024

11:00 AM
MacGregor EM Church
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MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0

Donations

MCC Canada
134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg MB R3T 5K9
Tel: 1-877-684-1181
Web: http://canada@mcccanada.ca

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