Wiebe, Mary (nee Fehr)

Obit Wiebe

Mary (nee Fehr) Wiebe, seventh of 12 children, was born on May 3, 1936, in Aberdeen, SK and grew up on the family’s homestead in Cheslatta, BC. On September 16th, at the age of 87, she passed away peacefully and went to her heavenly home. Mary was married to Dan Wiebe in 1957, and together they raised a family of seven children, making several moves during this time – including Burns Lake, Vanderhoof and Fort St. John, BC. It was during their second time in Burns Lake, that both Mary and Dan came to know Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour through the influence of Christian relatives and the witness of people in the local church. In 1977, they moved their family to High Level, AB, sensing God’s call to help start a church. Mary & Dan also blessed many needy children as foster parents during those years. They made another move to Wetaskiwin in 1984, where they served as houseparents at Bethany Homes for Children. During this time, they were deeply grieved as their daughter Eva, mother of their only grandchild, died suddenly at the age of 24. Mary was usually found serving in quiet ways, whether cooking for work crews or camps, or making quilts for her grandchildren or the homeless. She also loved travelling and camping. There were a few more moves, including Holden and Two Hills, and finally to Three Hills in 2012. After living in Robertson Manor for only eight months, Dan passed away. Mary’s children were glad she was living close to a few of her daughters. For the past two years Mary was being lovingly cared for in her daughter Barb’s home. Mary will be deeply missed by her children, Sarah (Bill) Brisbin, Barb (Danny) Hicks, Bill (Karen) Wiebe, Ruth (Alfred) Henkel, Mark (Norah) Wiebe, Julia (Steve) McRae, son-in-law, Henry (Anne) Wiebe; her 24 grandchildren and their spouses; 20 great-grandchildren; two remaining sisters, as well as many other relatives and friends.