It is with deep sadness that the family of Pete Wiebe, age 86, of Swift Current announce his passing on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK. Pete was born to Jacob & Justina Wiebe on July 30, 1933 in Swift Current and grew up in the Beverly community.
Pete met the love of his life, Elva Castle, at the 4-H club. They were married on November 9, 1957 and started a farm south of Beverly. Besides farming, he was actively involved in Zion Mennonite Church as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, and served on numerous church and camp boards. He was also involved in the Beverly community, worked as a telephone repairman, bus driver, and was an active SK Wheat Pool delegate. Pete and his dad shared the same passion for the land and farmed together for many years. Anybody who knew him knew green was his colour.
Pete & Elva raised five daughters, whom he loved to talk about. As the girls married, he was blessed with five sons-in-law. Family meant everything to Pete — when the grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along, he loved spending time with them as well. Other than farming, he was incredibly interested in planes, war history, and tractors. He even worked toward restoring a John Deere Model D tractor. He loved to share stories and poems to those who had time to listen.
Pete & Elva retired from farming in 2005, but Pete always yearned to go back. They moved to Swift Current in 2007 and enjoyed many coffees and visits with family and friends. They also enjoyed travelling, and in 2013 they were able to take a special family vacation to the east coast. Pete touched the hearts of everyone who crossed his path — all who knew him spoke of his kindness, generosity, humour, affection, forgiveness, and gentle spirit.
Unfortunately, Pete suffered a stroke in 2011, and in years following he dealt with numerous other health conditions. God called him home on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. We will greatly miss him but have peace, knowing he is in his heavenly home.
Pete is survived by his loving wife, Elva; his daughters, Deb (Brian) Funk, Barb (Guy) Cowell, Gail (Rod) Wiebe, Gloria (Gord) Neustaeter, and Anita (Edward) Lee; his ten grandchildren; his seventeen great-grandchildren; his brother, Corney; his sister, Margaret; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pete was predeceased by his parents, Jacob & Justina Wiebe; and by his brother, Jake Wiebe.
Special thanks to the staff at the Cypress Regional Hospital who lovingly cared for dad.
The Private Family Interment Service was held Saturday, May 9, 2020 from Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK with Rev. Herman Wiebe officiating and Pete’s grandsons serving as Pallbearers.
The Private Family Service was held following the Interment Service from Zion Mennonite Church with Rev. Lois Bukar officiating. Tributes were given by Pete’s children.
In memory of Pete Wiebe, donations made to Camp Elim or the MCC Food Grains Bank would be appreciated by the family.
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