Henry Wiebe

Obituary of Henry H Wiebe

June 24, 1937 – Winkler, Manitoba

June 8, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Henry Wiebe, on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the age of 86 years at Chinook Care Centre in Calgary, AB.


Henry was born in Winkler, MB, on June 24, 1937. He married Shirley Dyck of Morden, MB, on February 13, 1960, and started their family in Winnipeg, MB, shortly after.


Henry moved his family to Thunder Bay, ON, to work in the pulp and paper mill in 1966, after only a brief time there, they moved again and settled in Calgary, AB, in 1968 where he was a dedicated floor layer for most of his career.


Henry semi-retired at the age of 55 but went to work part-time at Home Depot for a few years, where he had the opportunity to help others and develop new friendships. He was kind and giving, this was most evident through his passion for assisting veterans, particularly the Veterans Poppy Fund. Even during his last years in the care centre, he coordinated a poppy box campaign and raised money for the cause. He also volunteered to be Santa for the residents!


Henry will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humour, always wanting to put a smile on someone’s face no matter the situation. Some might say his humour was at times “unconventional”, to which his wife often agreed!


Henry and Shirley lived in the Watergrove Mobile Home Community for decades, where together they built a strong sense of community and many dear friendships.  They both volunteered there in many different capacities, something they loved doing. Henry was always first to step up and reach out to local politicians and businesses for donations to support community events. He also enjoyed and was proud of his relationships with his local MLA’s and MP’s.


Many thanks to all the caregivers at Chinook Care Centre who provided him great care, compassion, support and understanding. It was always mentioned during visits, that he was a favourite among the staff!


Henry is survived by his daughter Shelly Lynn Eder (nee Wiebe) of Calgary, AB; son and daughter-in-law Darryl Jeffrey Wiebe and Genna Larino-Wiebe of Calgary, AB; five grandchildren, Justin Michael Eder, Kevin Matthew Eder, Skylar Rae Wiebe, Gage Daniel Wiebe, and Dane Garrick Wiebe; and one great-grandchild, Malikai DayVell Colley. Henry is also survived by his brother John Wiebe (Rita) of Winkler, MB; sisters Clara Schroeder of Morden, MB, and Marilyn Dyck (Brad) of Winkler, MB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.


Henry was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Margaret, and his parents Anne and Henry Wiebe of Winkler, MB. May he rest in eternal peace with his loving wife. Lest we forget.


A Celebration of Henry’s life will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #264 (1918 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, AB).  Free Parking will be available in the underground parkade, with elevator access to the Members Lounge on the second floor.  Please feel free to park in any space, reserved or not. Drop in any time and be ready to share stories.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Henry’s family here.


In living memory of Henry Wiebe, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.




Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 23, 2024
Kensington Royal Canadian Legion
1918 Kensington Rd
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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