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RAYMOND LLOYD WIEBE
October 23, 1949 - September 7, 2023
To know Ray Wiebe was to respect him. He was a man of honour and trust. Never serving himself but others. He was always last in line at a buffet. Even as a child he stood last in line to receive a coveted baseball t shirt. Just before it was his turn to receive his shirt, the supply ran out. A sad memory for him.
Ray was born in Red Lake, Ontario. But most of his childhood was spent in Atikokan, Ontario. At age 15 his family moved to Winnipeg where Ray completed his high school education.
Ray was always a hard worker - delivering newspapers as a boy, painting the exterior of the family home at age 13 and out job hunting the day after arriving in Winnipeg.
At age 18 he met Janet Loewen through mutual friends and was married just before his 20th birthday. Their first baby, Scott arrived followed by Tressa and then Graham. Ray treasured them, carrying each baby over the threshold into the
house after his father’s tradition.
Ray was a devoted and respected father. He said that all our children were good people. He noticed their qualities and skills and was proud of them.
Then came his grandchildren to whom he could not say “no”. Whether it was to a request for a Slurpee, pink popcorn, rolling down a hill together or going down the waterside together.
Shortly after marriage Ray realized he needed a plan for his life and embarked on accounting courses, first CMA, receiving medals for highest marks and then CGA/CPA.
He began working at Bristol Aerospace in 1973 retiring in 2001 as the V.P. finance and entering a new career of helping others. Ray did accounting work for many charities and also realized a dream by opening his own practice for a few years. He’s the only person we know who asked for a drop in salary
because he didn’t want to take the “widow’s mite”.
Ray’s greatest pastime was given to reading and studying the Bible. His bookshelves were filled with books on theology and sermons. Most notably D. Martyn Lloyd Jones.
Sadly, he developed Corticobasal Degeneration and could no longer use his accounting skills or even read.
He was known as honest, professional, a man of character and principle. Ray was highly respected by many over the years. Many have expressed their appreciation for his mentoring and service.
He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Janet, his children Scott (Deanna), Tressa (Mark), Graham (Rhonda) and his eight grandchildren Eve, Olivia, Erin, Levi, Lily, Sadie, Charlie and Dahlia. Also, his sister Myra and brother Gordon.
Thanks to his last home, Pembina Place for their care. Also thank you to Judah and Veronica Yeung and Donna Loewen for being there. Also, to our siblings for their visits, prayers and concern over the last few years.
A Funeral Service for Ray will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, September 14 at Calvary Temple Buntain Chapel (440 Hargrave Street).
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