Giesbrecht, Tina


Celebration of life will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday October 11, 2018 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-7PM on Wednesday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Interment will take place at 10AM prior to the service at Westridge Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Tina's memory to the Salem Foundation Inc.



Tina Giesbrecht (nee Dyck)

1923 – 2018 

Tina Giesbrecht, age 95 years of Winkler, MB passed away peacefully on Saturday October 6, 2018 at Salem Home. 

Tina was born in 1923 in Russia, the oldest daughter of Johan and Agatha Dyck. They came to Canada in October of 1926. Mom accepted the Lord Jesus as her personal Saviour and was later baptized upon the confession of her faith in the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. She married the love of her life, Bernhard Giesbrecht on April 8, 1945 and they celebrated 73.5 years together. Mom had finished her grade six education when she was asked to help at home. Later on in her teens, she attended W.B. School to grow in her faith. Mom was very involved in church activities; teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir which Ben directed. They also served as a deacon couple for many years. We had many picnics and meals on the field as she willingly supported dad during the busy summer harvest months. Mom supported dad in farming until they moved to town in 1984. Playing games with friends was one of her enjoyments. She was known to cheat here and there. Mom was always dressed nicely and loved wearing high heels, the in-laws always thought she was going somewhere but that’s how she always dressed. She spent much time gardening and canning to provide for the family. Her baking was second to none. Many of our clothes were sewn by her. Mom loved hosting company. She had a very quiet nature but had a great sense of humor. Mom and dad’s love and devotion to God and each other has been a great example to us children and grandchildren. They showed this by always holding hands and never going anywhere without each other. Mom prayed for each child and grandchild by name which will be greatly missed. Even with dementia, she would often say to the family, “God is so good.” We love you mom and will miss you, but we do not sorrow as those who have no hope. We will meet again. 

Tina is survived by her husband, Ben, three sons, John (Lydia) and their two children and families, Walter (Joyce) and their three children and families, Abe (Brenda) and their four children and families, and two daughters, Mary (Abe) Epp and their four children and families and Linda (Jake) Klassen and their three children and families as well as one brother and three sisters-in-law and their families. She is also survived by her adopted children Gerhard and Anna Friesen and their five children and families. She was predeceased by her parents, Johan and Agatha Dyck and one great grandchild, three brothers, and one sister in infancy. 

Celebration of life service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday October 11, 2018 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment prior at Westridge Memorial Gardens. 

We as a family would like to thank all the Salem staff for the loving care and patience you have given to our mom. Thanks to Wiebe Funeral Home for your professional care and service. Thank you to Pastor Menno Janzen, Rev. Wilbert Friesen and pianist, Irene Krahn and the Winkler Community Male Choir for participating in mom’s service. Donations may be made in Tina’s memory to the Salem Foundation Inc. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements



#1 John margaretGiesbrecht 2018-10-07 12:45
Our deepest condolences to you the family
#2 Brenda Neuhofer 2018-10-07 23:42
You are in my thoughts and prayers, Uncle Ben, John, Mary, Linda, Walter, Abe and families. Your wife and your mom, was for me a soft spoken and gentle Tante. I know you will all have many wonderful memories that I hope will bring you some comfort in the days and months to come.
With love,
#3 Cindy Froese 2018-10-09 13:50
Linda and family: Your mother blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.
#4 Walter and Linda Dueck 2018-10-10 09:33
We extend our sympathies to all of the Giesbrecht family ..
#5 Wes & Julie 2018-10-10 10:44
Our love and prayers are with you all.
What a legacy of love and life!
Falling asleep on earth and waking up in heaven.... wow!
#6 Pat Gerbrandt 2018-10-13 09:22
My condolences, Mary. You obviously have a rich legacy, and will cherish many memories. Your long-ago schoolmate, Pat (Klassen) Gerbrandt

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