Hiebert, Martha

Private graveside service will be held on Thursday May 14, 2020 at Southside Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Wednesday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Donations may be made in Martha's memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation designated to Palliative Care. 


Martha Hiebert (nee Unger)

1938 - 2020 

Mom was born in Plum Coulee on June 29th, 1938 to Peter and Katherina (Derksen) Unger. Mom grew up in a large family with three brothers and seven sisters. She always felt she had a very happy childhood. They had the coulee close by and made use of it in summer and winter. In summer they would swim and boat, in winter they skated. Mom got her education in the Plum Coulee school. Her dream was always of becoming a nurse, but her mom needed her at home to help. She attended the Bergthaler Church and went to Sunday School there. She sang in the girls' choir and later in the church choir which she enjoyed very much, a love that she would have the rest of her life. Mom accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized May 22, 1955 by Bishop Jakob M. Pauls. In 1956 Mom left home and worked in Winnipeg for a year. Then in 1957 she started working in the Bethel Hospital in Winkler in the kitchen, which she really enjoyed. In 1956 she met the love of her life, a farmer at that, John Hiebert. They were married on June 29th, 1958 in the Kronsweide Sommerfeld Church with Bishop John Friesen officiating. In 1959 their daughter, Carol was born, 1965 saw the arrival of a son, Robert and then in 1970 their youngest, a daughter, Barbara was born. The first months Mom and Dad lived in Roland, MB. Then they moved to the La Riviere area where Dad worked for a farmer, Henry Wiebe, for 22 years. Mom and Dad bought a half section of land and then later another half section. In 1980, Mom and Dad bought their own machinery and farmed on their own. In 1985 Mom even learned to drive tractor and also hauled the grain from the field in combining time. Then in 1989 they had a house built in Morden where their son, Rob and his wife first lived until Mom and Dad retired. 

Mom was diagnosed in 2003 with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was part of a Study for a medication for IPF. This drug was very helpful for Mom and certainly extended her time with us. In November of 2019 Mom was admitted to hospital for the last time. She could hardly wait to see Jesus as her breathing became more and more laboured. May 11th in the early morning hours she peacefully entered into His presence. 

Mom leaves to mourn her loving husband of almost 62 years, John; daughter, Carol (Ken) Unger and their children, Wes (Tanya) Unger and their son, Alex; Amanda (Adam) Beaudry and their children, Madison and Eli; son, Rob (Tina) Hiebert and their children, Jeremy (Rachel) Hiebert and sons, Justin and Andrew, Brian (Bev) Hiebert; daughter, Barbara Kirk and her children, Jeffrey (Lexi) Harms and sons, Josh and Jansen; Derrick Harms. She also leaves to mourn sisters, Anne and Jim Brown, Esther, Elisabeth (Bet) and Casey Jones, and Dora as well as sisters-in-law, Lillis (Jake) Unger, Anne (Abe) Unger as well as Betty Peters, Mary and Bill Giesbrecht, Helen Braun, Tina Hiebert, Annie Peters; also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Abe, Jake, Pete and Willie and by sisters, Tina, Mary, and Lena. She was also predeceased by a great grandson, Nolan. 

We, the family, want to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Homik, Dr. Holmes, the staff on the Medical Unit as well as the Rehab Unit. The care Mom received was second to none. Thank you to Jay and Jessie Wiebe and BTHC Chaplain, Stephen Siemens for their Spiritual Care. Thank you everyone for your prayers, phone calls, visits, emails, texts in support for Mom and Dad and our family. 

Private graveside service on Thursday May 14, 2020 at Southside Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Martha‚Äôs memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation designated to Palliative Care. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements



#1 Anna Hiebert Berg 2020-05-11 16:39
Uncle John, Robert & Tina, Ken & Carol, and Barb and families,
Sorry for your loss of Aunt Martha. I remember fondly the many hours spent visiting with her. Praying for you during this difficult time. May God give you the grace and strength you need in the days ahead.
#2 valerie penner 2020-05-11 17:01
What a sweet, sweet lady.
I will miss her!
My condolences to the Hiebert family.
#3 Jim and Sandy 2020-05-11 17:13
Carol and Ken, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#4 Peter Thiessen 2020-05-11 18:53
Our Condolences Mr. Hiebert. Peter and Dolores Thiessen. Hampton Court.
#5 Betty and Jerry Kelner 2020-05-12 09:27
Our sympathies Carol and Ken on the passing of your Mom . May she Rest In Peace
#6 Larry & Margo Friesen 2020-05-12 11:46
We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to Mr. Hiebert and the whole family. She is with her Savior at last.
#7 Dennis & Debbie Whitford 2020-05-12 13:30
Carol and Ken,
Our condolences on the loss of your mother, we know from our own experiences how hurtful this time must be for you. No doubt it is complicated by the isolation from family support. Remember that a person is not truly gone as long as they are remembered.
#8 Paul & Sharon Warkentine 2020-05-12 14:14
Mr. Hiebert & family,
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Mrs. Hiebert - she is home at last. Praying for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
#9 Agatha Rempel 2020-05-12 15:02
Hi Uncle John, Carol& Ken, Robert & Tina, Barbara and families, I'm sorry for your lose. I remember Aunt Martha as having a quick sense of humor. May Jesus comfort you. With Sympathy Agatha
#10 Ed &Tina 2020-05-13 14:48
Our condolences to you John & your family on the passing of Martha, a beautiful person .. She will be missed here on earth but you know where she will spend eternity. Our thoughts & prayers are ith you all.
#11 John & Verna Heinrichs 2020-05-13 19:09
Sincere sympathies to all the family at the loss of Martha - wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.
#12 Lisa and Gary Warkentine 2020-05-13 20:57
Uncle John, Carol, Rob, Barb, Wes,Tina and all the rest of the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! Aunt Martha was an amazing woman and she will be missed!
#13 Jake & Julia Elias 2020-05-14 12:12
Our condolences to John Hiebert & family.We will miss Martha as our neighbor & friend. She is with Jesus where she wanted to be for a long time.
#14 ann unger 2020-05-14 12:40
Dear John and children and extended family. My deepest sympathy with the death of Martha. May the Lord of all comfort, be with you in this difficult time.And knowing that if we love Jesus too, we will be reunited.
My prayers are with you.
Love, Ann Unger
#15 John & Evelyn Elias 2020-05-14 13:53
Hello John, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May the Lord be with you during this difficult time.
#16 Sharon Kole 2020-05-16 12:58
Sincere condolences to John and family. Martha was a dear friend of my mother, Mary Fehr, who passed in 2015. What a dear woman. I know she will be greatly missed. I wonder if Mom and Martha will be having coffee together at 3:00.

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