Born in 1926 she witnessed remarkable changes in the world around her but always managed to stay current. At 94 she still followed the news of the day and liked to keep up with her family’s and friends’ lives. She loved new clothes, liked to dress smartly and have her hair done professionally.
Gardening was a passion and on the farm she always had large gardens from which she kept the family in fruits and vegetables. In later years she cherished her house plants and flowers on the patio which allowed her to keep in touch with her green thumb. She could truly grow anything. She instilled in us a passion for books and we have fond memories of her stirring a pot of jam with one hand and a book in the other. Just recently she mentioned staying up until the wee hours to finish a book she just couldn’t put down.
Mom had a zest for life and at 81 embarked on a new adventure, moving from Bishop Bay to a farm in Deleau. They spent happy hours driving down country roads looking for lady slippers, crocuses and birds.
Love for her family was always a primary focus in her life and she worked hard to give us the best life possible. Visits and calls from us were eagerly awaited and treasured, especially as she became housebound. Mother, you will be dearly missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Martha (Tom), Ed (Connie), Jake (Debbie), Carol, Kathy (Eldon) and Nancy (Randy), 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Cornelius Wieler in 1998, her second husband Ed Jiggens, in April 2021, son Kenneth in 1973, grandson Andy in 2010, infant son John in 1955, as well as all of her eight siblings.
Mom’s deep and abiding faith in God was a source of strength and comfort throughout her long life and she taught us to love the Lord and walk in his way.
We are very grateful for the excellent and compassionate care by Dr. Atchison and the nursing staff at Carman Hospital during Mom’s final stay. We also want to thank the wonderfully kind home care workers who cared for her the past two years. You became very dear to Mom and she looked forward to seeing you every day. Doris and Paul, your help and care for Mom throughout her years in the apartment
is greatly appreciated.
Due to covid restrictions a private family graveside will be conducted.
Should friends so desire a donation in Mom’s memory to a charity of choice would be appreciated.