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Born: Feb 23, 1935

Date of Passing: Nov 21, 2016

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HELMUT THEODORE HUEBERT After a final day at the clinic, Helmut passed away suddenly on Monday, November 21, 2016. Left to mourn his passing are his wife of nearly 59 years, Dorothy; children Karen (Rick), David (Adi), and Susan; grandchildren David (Ja Kyung), Alison, Matthew, and Katherine; brothers Walter (Joy), Art (Ruth); and sister-in-law Elfrieda Duerksen. Helmut was born on February 23, 1935. After a number of moves the family settled in Winnipeg. He attended MBCI for four years, going on to study Medicine at the University of Manitoba. After a whirlwind romance, Helmut married Dorothy on a sunny, snowless Saturday, on December 21, 1957. Further studies led to qualifying in orthopaedic surgery. The next decades were packed with activities: work at the Winnipeg Clinic since 1966 as well as multiple hospitals, church work, Mennonite history research and book publishing, travel to many countries, and raising a family. After a period of accelerating health problems, Helmut passed away suddenly and painlessly. Sincere thanks to the paramedics, and the caring and competent staff at Concordia Hospital Emergency. Viewing will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg. Memorial service will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Portage Avenue Church, 1420 Portage Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Square One World Media, 225 Riverton Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2L 0N1.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 23, 2016

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Dorothy and Family, We have just heard the very sad news of Ted's passing. We send you our sincere condolences, Ted's service to all humanity was truly remarkable. Farid and Rosemary Shariff. - Posted by: Farid and Rosemary Shariff (Colleague) on: Dec 02, 2016

  • I too was shocked to hear from Karie that Dr. Huebert had passed away. I first met Dr. Huebert when he was a resident in 1961, thereafter he was my Dr. after a bad accident in 1971 and has continued to care for me ever since. I had complete confidence in him and I received exceptional care over all these years. As a physician he will be sorely missed and as a human being, he will be missed more. Condolences to all his family. Del Matheson - Posted by: Del Matheson (Patient) on: Dec 01, 2016

  • Helmut sat just across the aisle from me at MBCI, and I have such fond memories of his friendship. He had an amazing memory; often he would continue a conversation from where we left off at our previous encounter. He seemed constantly upbeat and our times together always left me encouraged and inspired. On the attached photo he's still wearing that same smile I so came to appreciate. Thanks for the memories Helmut; you enriched my life - Posted by: John Isaak (colleague at MBCI, U. of Manitoba) on: Nov 27, 2016

  • I am so sorry for your sudden loss, Mrs. Huebert and family. I pray for your deep peace and comfort in this difficult time, and may the solace of Christ's spirit bear you each day. With love, Debra Maione - Posted by: Debra Maione (Friend ) on: Nov 26, 2016

  • I always thought Helmut would live to be 100. So bright. And SO much energy! I met Helmut at Portage Avenue Church. He would always make a point of smiling and saying hello to me and my daughters. Then, for whatever reason, he and Dorothy took our little family and my best friend from Church, Sylvia Schlichting's family under their wing. They would graciously invite us over for dinner or take us out - and would send us lovely cards of encouragement. We returned the gesture several times and grew to greatly enjoy their company and friendship - including Helmut's quirky humour. We shared in his love of nature and travel and were astounded by his historical knowledge. He was an encyclopedia of Mennonite Heritage and when he discovered I was of English descent and raised in the Anglican Church, he did his homework and reported back how my ancestor William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform and was well known for his translation of the Bible into English. When we planned a trip to England he bought us tickets to Mouse Trap in London insisting we must see his favourite play. Generous. Brilliant. And so very kind. Dorothy, my heart goes out to you, Susan, David, Karen and all the family. He was one of a kind - and will be missed. - Posted by: Liz Duerksen (friend) on: Nov 25, 2016

  • Ted was a teacher, a colleague and a friend as well as a talented orthopedic surgeon. Our sincere condolences to Dorothy and the family. - Posted by: Merv and Marilyn Letts (Friends) on: Nov 25, 2016

  • Ted was an esteemed colleague with whom I worked at Concordia Hospital for much of my own career. He was a caring, competent surgeon for whom I had the utmost respect-he will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Martin Davis (Colleague) on: Nov 24, 2016

  • Very sad to hear about Helmut's passing. I met Helmut at Portage Avenue Mennonite Brethren church when I was a little girl. I have a few fond memories of joining Dorothy and Helmut for dinner, sometimes along with my grandparents Frank and Anni Duerksen or with the Schlictings, who I was able to stay in touch with mostly because of those get togethers (usually for delicious Indian food). Helmut used to send cards in the mail addressed to me, my sister Sam, and my mum, just wishing us well and letting us know he was thinking of us and praying for us. I always felt so blessed and perplexed to have someone outside the family care so much for me! - Posted by: Rebecca Duerksen (Friend, church acquaintance ) on: Nov 24, 2016

  • I was so shocked and saddened to read in the paper that my doctor passed away unexpectedly. I have been a patient of Dr Huebert since 1977. He did my back surgery and I was still in his care at the Winnipeg Clinic. The family is in my prayers. Rest in peace Dr Huebert. You were a remarkable doctor and your stories were amazing. - Posted by: Deborah Spencer (Patient) on: Nov 23, 2016

  • Liebe, gute Dorothy, es tut mir leid um Dich. Hoffentlich werden Dich Deine Kinder, sowie der Vater im Himmel inniglich troesten. Du hast die Liebe derer verdient. Lass Dich troestend umarmen von einem bald uralten Freund, Jack - Posted by: Jack Thiessen (friend for sixty plus years) on: Nov 23, 2016

  • We were so very sorry to hear of Helmut's passing. We had just talked to him at church on Sunday and he was so full of life. It was so typical of him to be working right to the last moment. We have many fond memories of time spent with him - at the cottage, games nights and a holiday together in Britain. He will be sorely missed and our hearts are grieving. - Posted by: Marilyn and Norman Cameron (Friends) on: Nov 23, 2016

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