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Born: Jun 26, 1932
Date of Passing: Oct 26, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
June 26, 1932 - October 26, 2019
Wilfred is survived by his beloved wife Eveline (nee St. Amant), of 46 years, son Brian of Morris, daughter Karen Merrick of Calgary, and four grandchildren, Robert and Chloe Schiewe, Connor and Dawson Merrick.
Wilfred was predeceased by his cherished youngest daughter Joanne Schiewe (2016), and his son-in-law Wade Merrick (2017).
Born to Fred Schiewe and Lillian (nee Geske), Wilfred grew up on the family farm near Rosenfeld, MB. Following his father's passing in 1940, young Wilfred was inspired to carry on his father's legacy by beginning to farm at a young age along with his older brother Lawrence.
Farming was much more than a career for Wilfred. It represented his life's work and passion, which in turn, inspired his son and grandson to follow in his footsteps. Although Wilfred had to retire a few years ago due to health concerns, he remained keenly interested in the operations and success of the family farm, now entrusted to his son and nephew Gary.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Morris United Church (207 Ottawa Ave. West), with burial of ashes at a later date.
A sincere thank you to the staff of Heavenly Care Agency for enabling Wilfred to spend his final months living with dignity in the comfort of his own home.
In Wilfred's memory, donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Cross, Box 716, Morris, MB R0G 1K0.
Arrangement Entrusted to:
Morris Funeral Home
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 02, 2019
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Extending my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the Schiewe family on the passing of Wilfred Schiewe. I had the pleasure of meeting Eveline & Wilfred several years ago when the young people of Morris held a fundraiser in memory of Joanne. Wilfred was quick to talk about the latest innovations in farming and the work his son was doing and has passed on an amazing legacy to the next generation. Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time. The Farmer's Creed: I believe a man’s greatest possession is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than farming. I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s character. I believe that farming, despite its hardships and disappointments, is the most honest and honourable way a man can spend his days on this earth. I believe farming nurtures the close family ties that make life rich in ways money can’t buy. I believe my children are learning values that will last a lifetime and can be learned in no other way. Lynda Ruban (Canadian Cancer Society) (retired) - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (Canadian Cancer Society (retired)) on: Nov 04, 2019
Just heard of the sad news, Eveline and we wish to extend our sincere sympathy to you and all your family. May God's love surround you and bring you comfort during this very difficult time. Although we know this final journey will end all of his suffering, we share in your sorrow as we know he will be dearly missed by many. Your cousin, Noella & Harvey Gagne - Posted by: Noella Gagne (Eveline's cousin) on: Nov 02, 2019
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