Left to mourn is her husband, Bernard (Barney) Wolfe, their children, Marvin, Kimberly (Michael), and Steven (Heather), Mary’s brother, David (Anne), sister, Ruth (Jack), and beloved grandchildren; Jordan, Kiara (Haydon), Matthew (Shelby), Samaire and Felix, as well extended family and many friends. Mary was predeceased by her parents, David and Katharina Hiebert and her father and mother-in-law, John and Anne Wolfe.
On February 8th, 1944, Mary was born to David and Katharina Hiebert, the first of three children. Mary grew up with her family in the village of Hochfeld and told stories often from her childhood. She attended school in the village, and moved to Winnipeg in her young adulthood, where she excelled working in the kitchen at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. Mary accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour as a young child and continued to worship the gospel throughout her life. She radiated with joy at the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with those around her, and she remained actively faithful in her final days. Mary was baptized on June 17th, 1962, Mary attended church religiously as a child, and later she and Barney became members of the EMM Church of Altona, and later, of Winkler.
Mary and Barney met in their younger years in Hochfeld, when Mary moved to Winnipeg, Barney followed to attend school and be near her. They wed on June 16th, 1963 and celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this summer. Together they built a beautiful life. They lived in Winnipeg, Altona and Winkler, and had three children together. Mary and Barney enjoyed traveling and exploring and made many road and camping trips with their children, grandchildren, extended family and friends throughout the years. Mary raised her young children, and later went on to work in the Co-Op Cafeteria, and the kitchen of the Eden Mental Health Centre. Mary was an avid baker and cook. She enjoyed trying new recipes, and never showed up to an event or gathering empty handed, nor sent anyone home without an assortment of goodies. She was known for her soups, buns and homemade bread. Following retirement, Mary and Barney spent their summers camping, and then enjoyed the warm weather in Arizona and Texas for the duration of the winter and spent 20 years traveling south each year. Mary was very social, and thoroughly enjoyed spending her time with friends and family, going for coffee and meals, playing cards and reading. She always cared deeply for others, loved people whole heartedly and was rarely seen without a radiant smile on her face. Mary was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and fought bravely and elegantly for four years. She will be dearly missed but is now in her eternal resting place with her Creator, which is where she prayed to be.
A private graveside service at Westridge Memorial Gardens. Her family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Woelk, and the nurses of the Palliative Care program at BTHC, as well as Wiebe Funeral Home of Winkler.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements