With deepest regret, we the children of Anna Hiebert, announce the death of our dear mother. Mom was born July 28, 1925 in Osler, Saskatchewan to George and Maria Ens and passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the age of eighty-three years.
Anna is survived by our Dad, her dear husband of 63 years, Peter Hiebert; two sisters, Margaret and Helen and one brother, Bernard; six children who thought the world of their mother: Eugene (Brenda), Eldon (Sue), Del (Leta), Randy (Roma), Michele (Dave) and Rhonda. Mom loved all of her eleven grandchildren: Olivia, Caleb (Eugene’s); Jeremy, Ben, Shea (Eldon’s); LeeAnn, Mary, Myles (Del’s), Christina, Cody, Melanie (Randy’s) and seven great-grandchildren: Karli, Dallin (Jeremy’s); Emma, Owen (Christina’s); Evan, Lilly (Olivia’s); Kyla (Shea’s) and two foster children Millie and Walter. She dearly loved her many nieces, nephews and their families.
As a young woman, Mom had a strong love for God and his word the Holy Bible, but had many unanswered questions. During the second world war, this love and thirst for Bible truth moved her and Peter to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Being convinced that they had found the truth, Anna and Peter were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses in Cleveland, Ohio on August 10, 1946. Anna’s happiness was in a loving, just, merciful God and His Kingdom and a resurrection of our dead loved ones to a paradise here on earth. She found great joy and comfort in sharing this firm hope with her family, friends, neighbours and caregivers right up until her death.
Our Mom believed in having a welcoming home. She made “THE BEST” bread, buns, wareneki and sour cream gravy, sauerkraut borscht and apple pies for the grandchildren. Mom loved having company at the big oval table enjoying gales of laughter. She would spend countless hours at the quilting frame stitching yet another wool quilt, while numerous grandchildren played beneath. We will always be grateful for Mom’s love of music, she was proud that her children played at the infamous Hiebert get-togethers.
We would like to sincerely thank Mom’s community care nurses, the nursing staff at VJH and her wonderful doctor, Dr. de Beer for all their kind care and attention to our mother.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 29 at 3:00 pm at the East Kingdom Hall, 1424 Mission Hill Road.
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away.”
— Revelation 21:4
Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Vernon. 250-558-0866.