Anthony (Tony) Wiebe died Oct. 17, 2008 at 98. He was born Sept. 6, 1910 in Arkadak, Russia to Jacob and Helena Wiebe. The family immigrated to Canada in 1925. Tony got saved at an evangelistic meeting in Greenfarm, Sask., in 1926. In 1930, he rededicated his life to the Lord, was baptized, and joined Greenfarm Church. Tony married Mary Schulz in 1931. He loved singing in choirs and male quartets. Two major operations at age 90 ended his singing days. Tony farmed, worked in the church and taught Sunday school, and served on the credit union board. Predeceased by Mary in 2006; son Arthur in infancy; daughter Lois Reimer; 8 siblings; Tony is mourned by Ray (Fran), Lorne (Marge), Doris Priebe, Abe Reimer, Rick (Sharon); 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister. The funeral was Oct. 21 at Herbert (Sask.) MB Church.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.