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Date of Passing: Sep 15, 2013

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RON HIEBERT Change Of Location Of Service On Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the age of 73, our dad, husband and Papa entered a much better place. Thirty-three years prior, at the age of 40, the day before he was to take his solo flight for his helicopter license in B.C. (a very exciting day for him), he had his motorcycle accident where his back was broken. Through all the surgeries and recovery processes following, and in his daily life, my dad never complained once, no matter the pain he was in. Thank you to the doctors, Lowden, Koulack, Stimpson and Vo, and their staff at the Victoria Hospital, St. Boniface Hospital and the Health Sciences Centre, for all their help for my dad these past three weeks. On Friday, September 13 it was my parent's 55th anniversary, a testament to their love and dedication to each other. Dad and Mom loved their acreage out at Garson, Manitoba, spending time with Mom's sister Lynn and husband Bill, sitting around the camp fire, dad playing guitar, watching the stars and satellites, making up stories, and enjoying a rum and coke. Dad loved to target shoot and was always up for a trip to the Sandy Lands for a picnic lunch with Mom. But most of all Dad loved to travel. As often as possible, Mom and Dad made a point of taking us all on a vacation somewhere. Dad loved to plan the trip with his TripTiks and his Atlas. He loved to camp in the mountains, even with us as babies, and as we grew up, we travelled to Texas and Mexico pulling our old canvas pop-up trailer. In 1971, they purchased a MGB (car) in England, and travelled throughout Europe in it. What a trip that was for them! In retirement, they travelled from Alaska to Phoenix, Yuma, and in Canada from coast to coast. Another highlight was the trip to Portugal in '03. Dad was raised in multiple foster homes. He left Plum Coulee at 14 with a Grade 11 education (yes really) and moved to Winnipeg, lied about his age and found a job. Dad spent most of his career working as an accountant and ended up in Trail, B.C. working with his cousin and best friend Bob until the day of his accident. My Dad rose above his difficult childhood and found the love of his life. In fact, he told Mom, "Thank you for saving me". Mom loved Dad to the core, and has truly dedicated her life to him. We love you Dad and know that those legs of yours are working so much better in heaven and that you are up there flying your helicopter. Dad leaves behind his wife Orma, his daughter Corie and husband Neil Arbuckle and grandsons Dane, Jameson and Braden, son Patrick (his daughter Kristie) and wife Cathy. Memorial service will be held at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 DesMeurons Street, on Friday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to Desjardins 233-4949 1-888-233-4949
Publish Date: Sep 18, 2013

RON HIEBERT Peacefully with family by his side, Dad passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013. A longer obituary will follow. Memorial service will be held at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 DesMeurons Street, on Friday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m.
Publish Date: Sep 17, 2013

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2013

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Orma and family; our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. We have always enjoyed the times we have spent with Ron and all of his family. He was always kind and welcoming to us. I hope the happy memories shield the pain you are all feeling. - Posted by: Jacqui, Tim, Ashlee and Jason Hopkins (Friends) on: Sep 19, 2013

  • Dear Orma and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I will never forget the week I spent with you many years ago when I was much younger. Ron always treated me so well and I loved to go for rides in the MGB. Ron was truly an inspiration. - Posted by: Kevin Milne (Second Cousin) on: Sep 19, 2013

  • Cathy and Pat---so sorry to learn of your loss. Deepest sympathy. Terry and Val - Posted by: Terry Moore (FRIEND) on: Sep 19, 2013

  • Orma, Oliver and I are so sorry your loss, thinking of you. - Posted by: Irene Trann (Orma's cousin) on: Sep 19, 2013

  • Sending my love and prayers to Auntie Orma and Family. I will sadly miss you Uncle Ron. - Posted by: Lydia Bernadette Ulbrich (Niece) on: Sep 18, 2013

  • Dear Orma and Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Vesna Horvat () on: Sep 18, 2013

  • Orma and family, we are truly sorry for your loss - Posted by: Bonnie Flockton (Novits) (former workmate of Orma @ Td) on: Sep 18, 2013

  • Ron grew up kitty corner to me in Plum Coulee and was good friends with my brother to this day. So sorry to hear he is gone. Orma is my second cousin and her sister Lynn and I spent much time together in Plum Coulee when we were growing up. - Posted by: Judy Leuzinger (Harold's sister) (Wife Orma's 2nd cousin) on: Sep 18, 2013

  • "Some men leave their mark on the world by the way they live and the difference they make in the lives they touch and I know we were one of those recipients. From the time Ron arrived in Plum Coulee he was always a welcome visitor to our home and we became fast friends with similar interests and ambitions and along with our wonderful wives have never lost touch with one another. I am sure he is playing his favorite music up there. May all the good memories help his family through these trying times. Love Harold & Ilda - Posted by: Harold & Ilda Hildebrand (Very good friends from the time he arrived in Plum Coulee.) on: Sep 17, 2013

  • Dear Orma and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are going to miss Ron's great sense of humor and those late night talks with "Father Hiebert" at Bird Lake. May you cherish fond memories of your loved one, we will. Love Lexie and family. - Posted by: Lexie and family (Friend) on: Sep 17, 2013

  • Lorraine & I are saddened by Ron's passing and offer our condolences to the family. I remember how he enjoyed the family gatherings over the years and he will be missed by all . . . - Posted by: Rick Feakes (Cousin) on: Sep 17, 2013

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