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Memorial service will be held at 2:30PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church.   Public viewing will be from 1PM-7PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler.  Interment prior to the service at 1:30pm at Rosenbach Cemetery, Winkler.  Donations may be made in Shirley's memory to Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation (designated to CancerCare)

 
Shirley Olfert (nee Wiebe)
1949 ~ 2017
 
 

On Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Shirley Olfert (nee Wiebe) aged 68 years of Winkler, MB went to her eternal rest.

Shirley was baptized upon confession of faith at the age of 18 and lived her life with compassion and kindness.  She married Jake P. Olfert in June of 1969.  Together they built a life around family, farming and country living.  In later years Shirley and Jake moved to Shamrock Bay in Winkler where they made a neighborhood of friends.  A close church family was also built over the many years serving as church custodians.  These friends and family were of great importance to Shirley, especially after Jake passed away at the age of 64.  She enjoyed quilting, flowers, peppermint tea, scrabble and movie nights.  Most of all, she loved being with family and friends, here at home or travelling to new places.  Her joy and love was felt by all, particularly her grandchildren will remember their special times together.

She leaves to mourn her passing three daughters, Joline and Paul Toews of Winkler, Andrea and Clint Fehr of the Morden District, Natalie and Eric Kang of Calgary, AB, seven grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua and Mackenzie Toews, Tyler and Jesse Fehr, Winston and Liberty Kang, three brothers, Don and Mabel Wiebe of Ontario, Wayne and Janice Wiebe of Winkler, Menno Wiebe of BC, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harry and Linda Hildebrand of Altona, sisters-in-law Helene and Arnold Kuhl of Winkler, Marge and John Penner of Reinfeld, brother-in-law, John and Irene Olfert of Winnipeg.

She was predeceased by her husband Jake P. Olfert, her parents Jacob C. and Katherina Wiebe, her sister Marilyn Hildebrand, her parents-in-law Peter and Helena Olfert and brother-in-law Herbie Olfert.

Memorial service was held at 2:30p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment at Rosenbach Cemetery prior to the service. 

Special thanks to our extended family, friends and church family for their support; to the staff at BTHC and Health Sciences Centre for their care.   Donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to Cancer Care through the BTHC Foundation (bthcfoundation.com) and/or to the Health Sciences Centre Cancer Care Unit.

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