John Hiebert, 89, of Winkler, MB., passed away peacefully following an 11-month illness due to cancer at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Winkler, MB., on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
He is survived by his wife Mary, four sisters, two brothers and their families.
He was predeceased by two brothers.
John was born on April 22, 1930, in the Hanover Municipality, Manitoba. He grew up in New Bothwell, met his future bride Mary Doerksen.
They were married on September 22, 1956, in the CMC Niverville, MB. They would have been married 63 years on September 22, 2019.
After they were married, he had a variety of jobs including BA Niverville repair shop, construction – transit – taxi etc.
He started as a porter on CN/VIA rails, 1956 and worked his way up to a full time chef until retirement in 1986.
His enjoyments were travelling where they went to Russia in 1984. Also, computers, stock markets and spending time harvesting on the in-law’s farm.
John also loved spending time cooking at the C.S.S.M. and Circle Square Ranch summer camps.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Woelk, Dr. Brett and the rest of the staff at Bounty Trails Health Centre, Pastor Jake Krahn, Pastor Davey Martens and to the church family for the care and compassion, they have shown to John and Mary during this time.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 2:00 P.M., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB., with a viewing prior to the service.
Burial will take place at Niverville Hespeler Cemetery, Niverville, MB.
Donations in memory of John may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160-675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.