Hiebert, Willie

Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday February 2, 2019 at the Morden EMMC. Viewing will be at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Southside Cemetery. Donations may be made in Willie's memory to the Union Gospel Mission or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Willie Hiebert
June 15, 1932 – January 29, 2019
Willie Hiebert, beloved husband of Margaret (nee Peters) passed away at Tabor Home on Tuesday January 29, 2019 at the age of 86 years.
Willie was born in the Mason District south of Morden on June 15, 1932 to Peter and Aganetha (nee Nickel) Hiebert. He attended the Mason school and worked on the family farm. His first job with Manitoba Hydro took him to many communities across the province that became some of his favourite fishing spots later in life.
Willie and Marge were married on August 20, 1955 and settled initially in Morden before Marge began travelling with him to the various work locations where electricity was being extended at the time. In 1958, first son, Terry was born and joined them on their travels. One year later, they purchased a farm property a few miles southwest of his parents’ homestead where son, Allan came along in 1964 followed by daughter, Marleen in 1968.
Willie accepted the Lord into his life while on a date with Marge and was baptized in 1959. He was a beloved Sunday School teacher for years and impacted many lives for the Lord. Willie believed church attendance was important and he insisted on coming early each Sunday. More than his love for chocolate, his main passion in life was his unwavering faith and deep concern for his family’s spiritual well-being. Willie’s constant companion was a well-worn King James Bible that needed to be replaced every few years with one that had larger and larger print. He was very supportive of his children and grandchildren serving in ministry where the Lord’s spirit was leading them. After more than 20 years of farming cattle, hogs, chickens, grain and custom grain drying, the family relocated to Morden in 1982. Willie began W. H. Sales, a used farm equipment dealership east of Morden. A regular at farm auctions across Manitoba he enjoyed dealing with farmers throughout his pre-retirement, retirement and post-retirement years. Willie loved playing hockey and baseball as a youth and watching the Leafs, Jets, and especially the Blue Jays. He took delight in watching his nephews play baseball and watching hockey at the Morden arena. In 1970, Willie borrowed his father’s fishing rod, took a young friend and his son to Pelican Lake, starting what became a lifetime passion for fishing. From the early days at Rock Lake to Lake of the Prairies to Great Slave Lake, he settled on his favourite place on earth, Pointe du Bois, where each Father’s Day, children and grandchildren would gather for an annual weekend of fishing. Willie was found there many a weekend with Marge as his co-pilot along with family and friends as welcomed guests.
Over 63 years of marriage, Willie and Marge were blessed with five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren who rejuvenated their youth and brought them great joy. We are mourning the loss of a wonderful, funny, kind, generous, and faithful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and we are thankful for the many great years God blessed us with him.
Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in the Morden EMM Church with interment at the Southside Cemetery. Donations in Willie’s memory may be made to Union Gospel Mission or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements


#1 Katherine Wiebe & family 2019-01-30 09:00
May you be comforted in this time of loss. Our condolences to you Mrs Hiebert and family.
#2 Carla 2019-01-30 18:27
My sincerest condolences to you Margaret on the loss of your husband. My mom and I always enjoyed your presence at Tabor. You are such a sweet lady and I could see how much you loved and cared for him. Big hug to you .
#3 Bruce, Kim & Alyssa 2019-02-01 13:14
We are sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Our condolences to you and the rest of your family.
You are all in our prayers.
#4 Murray Friesen 2019-02-01 14:26
My condolences to you Marge and your family. Sorry I never got to know Willie that well. I do recall seeing him at our softball games at Glencross on occasion. May you and your family find peace in God's presence at this time of loss.
#5 Adeline Peters 2019-02-02 09:57
Thinking of you Marge and family at this sad time in the loss of a dear family member.
#6 Sharon & Ken Yates 2019-02-05 15:42
Our deepest sympathy to Margaret and her family. Willie was a very good man and we were honoured to know him
#7 Jennifer Escueta 2019-02-19 00:41
Condolences from all of us. Noel will miss talking about fishing with Uncle Willie.
#8 Jennifer Escueta 2019-02-19 00:43
Our condolences to you and your family. Noel will miss swapping fishing stories with Uncle Willie.

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