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Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at the Morden E.M.M. Church with interment prior to the service at Southside Cemetery, Morden. Viewing will be from 7PM-9PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Donations may be made in Art's memory to BTHC Foundation designated to the CancerCare Department or to a charity of one's choice.

 Arthur (Art) Jacob Hoeppner
1938 ~ 2022
 

On Tuesday November 22, 2022 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Arthur Hoeppner passed away.

Art Hoeppner was born on November 4, 1938 to Anton and Annie Hoeppner. He was the sixth of seven children. Art attended the Valleyfield School, which was right next door and worked on the family farm. His favorite job was taking care of the animals, especially the horses. Once he was done school, he continued to farm with his dad and would find a winter job, usually at the Manitoba Sugar Factory in Winnipeg. Eventually Art and his brother, Pete started to farm together in the 1-6 area.

Art learned to know and love God and was baptized upon the confession of his faith at the Glencross Church. When Art was 23 years old, he began dating Marge Groening. Three years later on July 11, 1964, they were married and bought a house in the 1-6 district. They shipped cream and farmed land rented from his father. In 1966, their daughter, Sharon was born. It was around this time that his parents decided to move to town, so Art and Marge moved to the Hoeppner homestead where they started a dairy farm operation. Art spent his winters working at Kimberly Clark and Monarch. In 1968, Murray was born, 1972 Deb was born and in 1976, their youngest, Connie. In 1978, the barn burnt down and the surviving cows where moved to the barns of neighbors. It was a hard winter of snowmobiling back and forth through blizzards (uphill both ways), to get the chores done. A new barn was built in the spring where Art milked cows twice a day for the next 15 years. Art was a hard worker.

He taught his family a strong work ethic and the importance of prayer and reading the Word. Family was very important to Art. Family camping, taking the grandkids on horse and buggy rides and family gatherings brought him much joy. He was invested in each of his grandkid’s lives. In 1990, health issues began to arise, so Art and Marge retired from dairy farming, but stayed on the homestead. In 1994, Art was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which reoccurred twice. The second time, he was given a 1% chance of surviving. But proving he was a fighter and by God’s grace, he won that battle. This was followed by skin, prostate, and colon cancer. Even though he overcame these illnesses, the treatments took a toll on his body. He became weaker over the years. Art turned his attention to beautifying the homestead. He loved nothing more than spending his days on the tiller and mower. The result was a Garden of Eden. Soon his health forced Art indoors and they decided to sell and move to town.

He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, Marge (nee Groening); daughter, Sharon (Gerry Unger) and children, Felicia (Mike Vanderwees), Jillian (Ethan Winder), Brendan (Hannah), Lindsey (Colin Magi); son, Murray (Marge), children, Allyson, Ryan, Reese; daughter, Deb (Vince Zacharias), children, Rebekah (Steve Krahn), Jonah, Michael, Christiana, Cathrine (Isaiah Giesbrecht), Hannah, Jeremiah; daughter, Connie (Corey Fehr) and 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, four brothers and one brother-in-law.

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday November 26, 2022 at the Morden EMM Church with interment prior at Southside Cemetery. The Hoeppner family would like to thank Dr. Woelk and his team and the staff of the palliative care unit at Boundary Trails Health Centre for their compassionate care.

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