1953 ~ 2022
Ben Bueckert, 69, of Winkler MB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 6th, 2022 at Salem Home, Winkler, MB.
Ben was born to his parents Isack and Aganetha Bueckert (nee Wiebe) on January 29th, 1953 in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. He was baptized upon his confession of faith at the Old Colony Church by Bishop Ben Rempel in 1972. Dad courted and later married the love of his life, Elizabeth Klassen on July 2nd, 1972. Their life together started in Mexico and four years later they immigrated to Canada for a brighter future and would raise their family here. Dad loved to tinker in his shop and was a gifted self-taught mechanic (we sure took for granted having him as our personal mechanic). Family was very important to him and that meant annual trips back to Mexico to re-connect. If there was one thing he wanted to imprint on us growing up, it was that family comes first and that siblings are a gift to be cherished.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, three daughters, Nettie and Walter Dueck, Eva and Rick Derksen, Lisa and Abe Sawatzky and two sons, Ben and Kathy Bueckert, John and Lisa Bueckert, as well as 12 grandchildren: Evan Dueck, Reese Dueck, Taylor Neustaeter, Dani Heide, Jaxson Heide, Chloe Bueckert, Caleb Bueckert, Owen Sawatzky, Liam Sawatzky, Rylan Sawatzky, Abigail Bueckert and Madilin Bueckert. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, one sister and one daughter in infancy.
Funeral service on Friday, February 11, 2022 at the Hochfeld German Old Colony Church with burial at the church cemetery. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Salem Home for the exceptional care Dad received during his stay there. Donations in his memory may be made to the Salem Foundation Inc.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
in care of arrangements