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Lydia (Dueck) Wiebe

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Lydia accepted Christ as Saviour at a young age. She had fond memories of singing and taking walks together with her mother. Lydia was baptized as a teen into the Gouldtown church. In Swift Current, Sask., she took 2 years of Bible school, followed by a sewing course. Lydia discovered early that she loved working with children. She provided childcare and housekeeping support to several families. While serving Herb and Adeline Wiebe, she met Herb’s brother Otto, working on the family farm. His wink from across the kitchen led to love and a marriage proposal. Lydia and Otto lived in Herbert, Sask., for their first year before purchasing a farm. At Herbert MB Church, Lydia taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and in a trio with her sisters-in-law, volunteered as a pal to Pioneer Girls, and worked in the library. She threw great birthday parties, cheered at her sons’ sporting events and attended all their theatre performances. Lydia’s health struggles began in 1975 but didn’t stop her from enjoying life. She loved camping, playing games, reading, doing macramé, creating pottery, playing autoharp, and talking for hours on the phone. In 2001, Lydia and Otto moved from the farm to Herbert, where she made meals for people who were ill or had a baby, played games with Otto, and connected with her children and grandchildren. For 51 years, Lydia cherished having devotions with Otto every morning and evening. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and positive attitude. Her faith in God remained strong until she entered his presence.

  • Birth: April 9, 1945
  • Birthplace:
    Gouldtown, Sask.
  • Death: May 17, 2018
  • Parents:
    John & Helen Dueck
  • Married:
    Otto Wiebe, Apr. 1, 1967
  • Family:
    Otto; children Steve (Connie), Cliff (Heather), Bruce (Melanie); 5 grandsons
  • Church:
    Grace Community, Herbert, Sask.