Irvin Jacob Wiebe 

October 13, 1930 – June 8, 2007 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather on June 8, 2007 at the age of 76. 

Irvin was predeceased by daughter Karen and son Bradley; sister Mary and her husband Jim. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Viola; his daughter Audrey, husband Barry Friesen; grandchildren, Megan and Tyler; daughter Donalda, husband Joe Walker; grandchildren, Joey, David and Tracy; and son Alan, wife Robin; grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan. He will also be missed by his sisters Sadie, Betty and Ann; brothers Peter (Norah), George (Cathy), Allen (Gladys), and Gordon (Audrey), numerous nieces, nephews, and close neighbours and friends. 

Memorial service will be held from the Roland United Church in Roland, Manitoba, on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Chuck Ross officiating. A private family interment will take place prior to the service in Fairview Cemetery, Roland. 

Memorial donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg MB R3A 0V9.

Raising five children on a farm in the 60’s wasn’t easy; so when Dad was offered a job with N.M. Paterson & Sons in 1966, although it was a hard decision, it seemed the right thing to do. And so we moved to Kane. Dad worked for them for 29 years and prided himself on caring for his customers (the farmers in Kane and surrounding community). His greatest satisfaction came from helping the small farmer, especially if he had a large family to support. 

One summer we spent two weeks at Victoria Beach as a family, and that was such a success that we kept going back year after year. Most days the seven of us would end up on the golf course, go back to the cottage for a quick supper, and then head back to the golf course again. I think the only thing Dad might have enjoyed just as much was playing games as a family and with friends. Many a game of cards carried on through the wee hours of the morning. 

When Audrey and Donalda were 8 and 9, an accordion salesman came door to door and Dad decided he needed a couple of accordion players. I’m sure he had no idea that it would eventually mean a weekly trip to Winnipeg for Saturday morning accordion lessons for about 6 years, or that he would end up on stage playing the spoons with us at community events. 

Dad loved sports, whether he was playing, coaching or watching. He played baseball, curled, bowled, golfed, and more recently was an avid and competitive shuffler (He had a very good partner!). Dad loved coaching the Kane Pirates baseball team, and later coaching Alan and Brad’s baseball and hockey teams. Dad loved watching his children, and later his grand-kids “giving it their all”, whether it was baseball, hockey, dance, or figure-skating, or just enjoying each other’s company. 

It was always Dad’s dream to spend winters down south when he retired, and he and Mom enjoyed their time in Texas and made many new friends in the mobile home park they lived in. Dad has always loved to have fun, and he loved to tease and play pranks. 

While the last 10 years or so have included a few of life’s toughest challenges, Dad somehow maintained his sense of humor, and an ability to truly enjoy the people in his life. We will all miss him very much.

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