The family of Peter Hiebert of Winkler, MB are deeply saddened to announce his passing on Monday May 24, 2021 at the age of 85 with his daughter by his side.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by his daughters and their families: Cathy and Bruce Reid of Myrtle, along with grandchildren, Ashley Corrie and Jamie Haegeman and great-grandchildren, Lexie, Samuel and Thomas; Amanda and Steve Van Cauwenberghe and great grandchildren, Charlie, Bailey, Theo and Nash; Chelsey and Dean Nichols and great grandchildren, Owen and Brody; his daughter, Audrey and Peter Redekopp of Winkler; grandchildren, Vanessa and Lyndon Giesbrecht and great grandchildren, Kathryn, Anthony, Asher, Seeley, Elletra and Rhiannon; Darin and Michelle Unrau; Colin and Eva Unrau and great grandchildren, Malachi and Ariana. He will also be missed by brothers, Ben (Tina), John (Mary Anne), Corneil (Anne), William (Mary) and sisters, Sarah and Anna along with sisters-in-law, Gertrude and Annie and many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by parents, George and Sarah (Giesbrecht) Hiebert, four brothers, George, Abram, Isaac and David and two sisters, Helen and Tina. He was also predeceased by brothers-in-law, Isaac Wiebe, Wesley (Howard) Chen, Isaac Wiebe and Henry Falk, son-in-law, Gerald Unrau and niece, Norma Mossington.
Dad was born on June 15, 1935 in Hochfeld, MB. He was one of 13 children and was baptized upon the confession of his faith in Jesus Christ in 1958 in the Sommerfelder Church. Dad completed grade 8 in school, and then continued his education by helping to work on the home farm. He married Anita Suderman on December 3, 1961. They started their family in July 1963 with the arrival of Catherine and Audrey was born 15 months later. At the time they lived in Pilot Mound, where he worked on a farm and drove truck as a long-distance hauler. Life for dad included many moves and just as many jobs before ending up in Winnipeg where Dad worked at a concrete company. Dad worked until 2002, when he retired and moved to Winkler. Dad had many jobs throughout his life, but by far his favorite thing to do was stripping copper wire. During his retirement Peter could be found sitting in his driveway stripping copper wire or dismantling electric motors to recycle the metal. He took regular trips to Urban Mines in Winnipeg to recycle the copper, aluminum, and other metals that he had collected. Many a person remembers driving by his house on Mountain Ave. in Winkler where he was known as Copper Pete or Mexican Pete. His evenings were usually spent in his favorite chair stripping copper wire while watching sports, either baseball or hockey. He also enjoyed watching wrestling on TV and was very excited when he was able to take his two young girls to a wrestling match in Winnipeg. His girls definitely did not share his excitement in this experience! Dad loved to socialize with family and friends and could be found most mornings at Dairy Queen for coffee or at Toppers Restaurant at lunch time. He enjoyed people and had a keen interest in their lives and always had a way of engaging people in conversation and making them feel comfortable. He took many trips to Mexico over the years and in recent years one of the highlights for him was to go back to Mexico for a few weeks with his daughter Cathy to visit extended family and friends. He thoroughly enjoyed this time. Dad will be missed by many near and far, evident in the many texts, messages and phone calls we have received. He is gone but will never be forgotten. We’ll miss you Dad.
Private funeral on Sunday May 30, 2021 at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler with interment at the Hochfeld Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the BTHC Foundation designated to Palliative Care or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements