WIEBE, Tina Alvina - 1941-2012 Tina Wiebe, wife of Peter Wiebe of Pratt, Manitoba passed away on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at the Portage General Hospital, at the age of 71 years & 7 days. Tina was born on November 28, 1941 at Herbert, Sk to Ben & Anna Dyck. She was the sixth child born in a family of nine. The family moved to a farm south of Austin, Manitoba when Tina was four years old. She grew up there, graduated from Austin High School, & furthered her education at the Manitoba Technical Institute in Winnipeg. She was then employed at Parke Davis. On July 8th, 1961, Tina married Peter and they shared over fifty-one years of marriage. For their first five years together, they farmed south of MacGregor, then moved to Pratt, taking over the business of a general store & post office, in April 1966. Tina was employed with Canada Post for over 44 years, retiring in January 2011. Throughout her life, she was a much-loved & respected wife, mother, grandmother, & friend to all. She kept a very unique & interesting home & gardens, she excelled in cooking & baking, and her creativity led her to quilting, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cake decorating, flower arranging, & photography. Tina's quiet composure, simple strength, honesty, kindness & faith were an inspiration, & appreciated by all who knew her. Tina is survived by husband Peter, of Pratt, daughter Janice (Billy McIvor) of Austin and son Greg of Spencer, Oklahoma. Her grandsons include Trevor Waddle (Leanne) of Treherne; Brent Waddle (Christina) of Grande Prairie, Alta; Ben Waddle (Judy Mauthe) of Pratt; Travis Wiebe & Charlie Wiebe, both of Spencer, Oklahoma. Grandma Tina was very pleased with her first great-grandchild, Delilah Jean Waddle, of Grande Prairie, Alta. Tina's siblings who miss her quiet smile and quick wit include five sisters: Elma Unrau (Calgary), Margaret Unrau & Clive (Austin), Helen Neustaeter & Jake (Brandon), Betty Neustaeter & Glen (Westaskiwin, Alta), Lois Scarrow & Brian (Donalda, Alta); one brother Murray Dyck & Mary Ellen (Donalda, Alta) and brother-in-law Marvin Rempel (Shilo). Step sisters include: Eva Neufeld of Steinbach, Ann Lion & Janis (Jim) Boles, both of BC. Tina's family also includes Peter's brothers: Abe Wiebe & Doreen (Austin), Larry Wiebe & Carol (MacGregor); one sister Diana O'Neill & Henry (Pratt) and sister-in-law Norma Wiebe (MacGregor). Every one of Tina's numerous nieces & nephews as well as great neices & great nephews were entered in her record book, with each being special to their Aunt Tina. She was predeceased by eldest sister Anna in infancy, mother Anna Dyck in 1960, father-in-law Henry Wiebe in 1980, neice Pamela Unrau in 1987, brother-in-law Norman Unrau in 1991, father Ben Dyck in 1992, mother-in-law Margaret Wiebe in 2000, brother-in-law Elmer Wiebe in 2004, sister Sarah Rempel in 2005, & step mother Eva Dyck in 2012. Funeral Service was held Monday, December 10, 2012 at the MacGregor Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Pastors Myron Friesen and Victor Funk officiating. Interment followed at the Rosehill Cemetery. Clarke's Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements. www.clarkesfuneralhome.com12164679
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