Peter Wiebe

May 11, 1938 - June 8, 2024

In Loving Memory

Peter Wiebe

Peter Wiebe was born May 11, 1938, in Durango, Mexico and died on June 8, 2024, in Vernon, BC, surrounded by loved ones.

Peter is survived by his beloved wife, Anna; his children Peter (Sue), Agatha, Anna (Gary), (Tracey), John (Sue), Ted and Elsie (Joel); grandchildren Devon (Chantelle), Sharayah (Matt), Curtis, Raymond (Naomi), Whitney (Colby), Michael (Rachel), Caleb (Heather), Kalib, Dylan (Denae), Deborah (Emmanuel), Erica (Mike), Courtney (Peter), Shannon (Daniel), June and Monroe; great grandchildren Hailey, Luke, Declan, Callum, Ayslin, Morrigan, David, Vallerie, Brody, Blake, Kayleigh and Karter and sisters Anne, Nettie and Sarah. He was predeceased by his son Jacob, parents Abram and Anna Wiebe and siblings Helen, Dave, Abe, John and George.

Dad’s steadfast faith in God defined who he was and how he lived. He was a person of integrity and fairness with a playful sense of humour and extensive repertoire of dad jokes who led by example rather than words, providing stability and consistency for family and friends. A self-educated lifelong knowledge seeker, the son of a cheese maker from a Mennonite farming village in Mexico who would tell you his only formal education was in a mud brick adobe hut in Durango where he attended grade one to four until, like other boys in the village, he was recruited to work on the family farm. As kids we witnessed dad’s commitment to education with evenings and weekends spent researching, studying and writing lessons and sermons. He was a devoted Sunday School teacher, Bible study leader, church planter, deacon, minister, and served on the church executive and many other committees. He’s remembered as an enchanting children’s storyteller with an impressive range of animal sound impersonations that captured the attention of children and adults alike.

For over twenty years dad worked as Planer Operator at Plateau sawmill where he was relied on for problem solving and production efficiency. Napkin drawing of ideas was a frequent practice at the family dinner table, making for rich discussion and debate. In his spare time, dad invented, designed and built an innovative printer to improve quality of lumber grade stamping at the mill. He taught his sons Jake and John to build and together they started Timberstar Manufacturing with printers eventually sold to sawmills in countries around the world.

After dad retired from the sawmill and mom from the hospital, they enjoyed over thirty years committed to ministry work with Evangelical Mennonite Conference in Alberta, Ontario, Bolivia, Paraguay and Mexico and dad will be dearly missed and remembered through relationships made during decades spent living the good news they proclaimed of God’s love for all. He would say with gratitude that all the good in his life is a gift from God, who deserves all the praise and glory.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship on June 22, 2024, at 1:30 followed by a faspa reception.

Please use the link below to view the live streamed service. Scroll down to the Celebration of Life Service for Peter Wiebe, which will be titled before the service begins.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-558-0866

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-558-0866

4417 29th St,
Vernon, BC V1T 5B7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 6

  1. Anne Krahn says:

    We would like to send our sincere condolences to you the Wiebe family and aunt Anne . May God be with you through these tough times. 🙏for you.

  2. Christine (Koch, Patten) Wijcik says:

    Peter was an inspiration, admired, a teacher, a man of God, with so much compassion for all. He will be truly missed.
    Working with him at the mill was a real blessing.
    Much Love, Hugs and prayers for peace and strength for Anne and the family.

  3. Margaret Loewen says:

    Thank You so much for sending this info

    Pastor Wiebe has been a great blessing and encouragement in our lives
    We will forever be grateful that we got to know you

    Ou deepest Condolences to Ann and the Family 🙏🏻
    May God comfort and guide you in this grieving period 🤗

  4. Yvonne Schwab says:

    Mr Wiebe was such a man of integrity. You could see God in everything he did. He will be so missed!

  5. Nickola Dyck says:

    We are sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. I (Nick) worked together with him in Taber, Alberta, while I pastored the Taber Mennonite Church (1988-2000). He was a great man of God, filled with the Holy Spirit, and blessed with the gifts of grace, love, and service. May the peace of God, and His comfort strengthen all those dear to Peter.
    Lovingly remembering him and Anna.
    Nick & June Dyck

  6. Abe and Lora Dyck says:

    Uncle Peter will never be forgotten. We loved his visits, his knowledge of why things are the way they are, his gracious and kind ways. Auntie Ann, big hugs to you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace. Love you!

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