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Condolences to the family of John Wiebe



February 29, 1924 - May 21, 2021

With profound sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of John Wiebe on May 21, 2021 at the Drumheller Hospital with his family by his side at the age of 97.
John was born in Neuhorst, Saskatchewan, February 29, 1924 to Peter N. and Aganetta Wiebe, the oldest of nine children.
John had reached 57 years membership in the Royal Canadian Legion having served in the Army Service Corps in the Second World War.
He had an extraordinary life because he strived on being the best at everything he believed in. He ran a taxi company in Drumheller from 1950 - 1963, working as parts manager at the Ford dealership, he got to travel around the world while being #1 salesman for Lifetime Cookware, and then working at the penitentiary before retiring. He realized retirement wasn’t for him so he got his real estate license in 1997 where he became Drumheller’s oldest real estate agent. He did finally retire at the age of 91 and a half. If there is one thing John taught us, it’s that you are never too old to learn something new.
Dad treasured time with family. He enjoyed spending time at the Legion, trap shooting, curling, golfing, darts, and loved a great game of pool!
John was an amazing man, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a strong and independent man, while being a kind and caring friend. His impact on those lucky enough to know him will continue to be felt. We could not be luckier to have had such a great man in our lives.
John will be deeply missed and forever remembered by his daughter Christine (Wayne), his granddaughters Melanie (Steve) Hansen, Sandy (Shawn) Dudley, and his great-grandchildren Tanner and Olivia Hansen, and Jaxen, Carter and Kenadie Dudley, his brothers Ben (Eva), Martin (Joyce), sisters Mary Neufeldt and Hilda Reimer, sister-in-law Eva Wiebe.
A private service was held with family.

Condolences to the family of Niels Larsen



April 6, 1937 - June 21, 2021

It is with heavy hearts, we announce that Niels passed away peacefully on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Strathmore, Alberta. Niels Christian Larsen was born on April 6, 1937 in Bassano, Alberta. He is predeceased by his parents Kay and Kirstine Larsen and siblings Ejla, Bitten, Kai, Bella and Ellen. He is survived by brothers Bob and Bill Larsen.
He leaves his forever love, Barb and 2 children, Brenda (Ralph) Rickes and Rob (Kim) Larsen; 4 Grandchildren, Trish (Mark) Alexander, Stephanie (Joe) Schultz, Kai Larsen and Kirstina Rickes; and 1 Great Grandchild, Jackson Schultz.
Niels left home at the age of 16 to work but his heart soon brought him back to marry the love of his life, Barb Armstrong on July 18, 1959. Niels and Barb worked for Eric Selgensen for 2 years, during which time their daughter, Brenda was born. They then moved to Wintering Hills to farm Barb’s Grandfather’s land. In February 1966, their son Rob was born and, one month later, they moved to Niels’s Dad’s homestead to farm the land which became their home for 33 years. Niels was a hard worker, never one to sit idle, there was always work to be done. He got Rob on the tractor early and shared his wisdom and love of farming as they worked side by side throughout the years. In 1999, Niels and Barb moved to Hussar. Niels seldom missed a day driving to the farm to work and tinker on machinery. All this tinkering resulted in his collection of 18 old tractors being brought back to life, as well as many others “in the works”. Niels was also proud of his 1952 Chev truck which he restored. He loved to bring his tractors and truck to the parade in Hussar and have the Grandchildren ride along.
The coffee was always on at the Larsen’s and they loved to have company stop by. Niels especially enjoyed when his brothers and sisters visited for a lively time of cards, heated discussions and roars of laughter.
Niels was very proud of his family and cherished the time spent with them. Niels and Barb enjoyed 61 years of marriage together and made many memories including a family trip to Denmark in 1979 and numerous vacations and camping with friends and family.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hussar at 2:00 p.m. with lunch to follow at the Hussar Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or the Hussar Cemetery Fund, both in Hussar, Alberta.
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