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Mary Wiebe

29/04/1939 - 04/10/2023

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Obituary For Mary Wiebe

Mary Wiebe (née Redlick), a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on October 4, 2023, in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 84 years.

Mary was born in Arran, Saskatchewan on April 29, 1939, to her parents Anna and John Chawrun. Mary's early years were spent on a farm near Lenswood, Manitoba, where she enjoyed the simple joys of rural life.

In 1957, Mary met the love of her life, Robert Redlick. They started their life together in Swan River, Manitoba, where she and her beloved husband were blessed with three wonderful children. During her time in Swan River, Mary dedicated herself to working in a local grocery store, where she shared her warm smile and friendly demeanor with the community. In 1974, the family relocated to The Pas, Manitoba, where Mary took on the role of a custodian at a local school.

Outside of work, Mary had a special knack for gardening. Her green thumb made her garden thrive, and she put a lot of love into it. But she didn't stop at growing things, her skills in canning were great. She would turn what she grew in her garden into delicious jams, pickles, and preserves that were enjoyed all year long.

Mary wasn't just good with her garden; she was also a great cook and baker. Her kitchen was always filled with the wonderful smells of fresh bread, hearty meals, and tasty desserts. She loved cooking and baking, and for her, it was a way to show love and care for her loved ones.

Mary faced the loss of her first husband, Robert Redlick, with courage and resilience. In 1989, she embarked on a new chapter in her life, moving to Grande Prairie, Alberta to be close to family, and brought her beloved mother Anna with her. Her devotion to her Mom was unwavering, as she loved her so very much.

In 1998, Mary found happiness once again when she married Dan Wiebe. Together, they explored on adventurous road trips and created cherished memories at their lake lot. Mary's second marriage brought her love and companionship in her later years.

Following Dan's passing, Mary found comfort in a new seniors' facility with a picturesque view named Lakeview. Watching the graceful flight of geese & other birds over the lake brought her great joy. This past year, Mary faced more health challenges, finding solace and companionship at Prairie Lakes, where she enjoyed the company of the caring staff and fellow residents, all while taking in the occasional music night and playing games of bingo.

Mary leaves behind daughter Debbie (Fred) Yellowega, son’s Wayne (Marg) Redlick and Ken (Barbie) Redlick, step children Carmon, Lois, Eunice, Marvin, and Andrew and their children, grandchildren Johnathan (Lonnie) Clarkson, Shawn (Amy) Clarkson, Brittny (Darryl) Hayes, Mikki (Darcy) Lawrance, Bryan (Jessica) Redlick, Kyle Redlick, Tyler Redlick, and Kiara Redlick, brother Michael (Evelyn) Chawrun, and great grandchildren Everett, Jaden, Emmett, and Jaxson. She will be dearly missed by her surviving family and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as the friends and acquaintances who had the privilege of knowing and loving her throughout her life.

Mary was predeceased by her mother, Anna Chawrun, father, John Chawrun, her first husband, Robert Redlick, second husband, Dan Wiebe, and her siblings, Nick, Bill, Metro, and Stella.

Mary's memory will forever be cherished and will continue to live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Mary’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023, at 11am at Bear Creek Funeral Home (11802 99 Avenue in Grande Prairie, Alberta).

Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta Suite 102, 9823-116 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4B4 or www.alzheimers.ca

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bcfh.ca

Services

11 Oct

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
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  • 15/10/2023

    Condolances to the family. You will be missed my friend. Ruby Konrad

  • 07/10/2023

    It was an honour to be able to take care of Mary. In the mornings we would sing songs while getting ready, we always enjoyed picking out her earrings and necklace for the day and we can't forget about your lipstick! Before I left for the day I would always get a big hug. I will miss you lots Mary, you always made me smile at work when I seen you. 🙂

  • 05/10/2023

    What an honour to have "mom Mary", as I called her, for my step Mom these 25 years. Her love, caring, and gentle nature were a treasure. I'm so glad for our recent visit; the big hug I gave her was my last goodbye. I will miss her dearly.

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