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Born: Jun 29, 1937

Date of Passing: Nov 05, 2020

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June 29, 1937 – November 5, 2020

Antony (Tony) Wiebe passed away suddenly at his home of cardiac arrest.
He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Olive, daughters, Carolyn (Brent) and Myra (Dean), and grandchildren, Alex, Aaron, and Emelia. He is survived by one brother, Ed, and several sister and brother in-laws. He was predeased by his parents, Abram and Katharina (nee Toews) and siblings, Jake, Neil, John, Helen, Mary, and Anne.
Tony grew up on the family farm southeast of Plum Coulee, Manitoba, attending grade 11 at Altona Collegiate and grade 12 at the Mennonite Collegiate Institute. Tony received his teacher's training from the Provincial Normal School and taught in the country school of Kleinstadt for 3 years. He graduated with a B.A. in 1961 from the University of Manitoba, majoring in english and history.
In 1959, he met Olive Pries, the love of his life, when they were both teaching in southern Manitoba. They were married August 4, 1961. They lived in Winnipeg, with the last 54 years in their house in Fort Richmond.
After teaching for some years, Tony went back to the University of Manitoba, and received his B.S.W and M.S.W, and worked for the Provincial Government Social Services. For most of his career, he worked at the Family Bureau (later called Family Services and then Family Centre) as a marriage and family counsellor. After 30 years with the agency, he retired in 1999.
Tony was a kind, considerate person and a man of his word. He was always patient, empathetic, and helpful, with a sense of humour. He will be lovingly remembered by his family.
A private burial is planned. A memorial service might be held at a later date.
His obituary can also be viewed at Friends Funeral Service (

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Hello Olive! We were so sorry to hear of Tony's death. Our friendship goes back a long ways We met Tony when you were married and we were both living at the Thunderbird Apts. I appreciate the years of friendship we shared in Winkler. All the best, Martha Janzen - Posted by: Martha (Konrad) Janzen (Friend) on: Jan 06, 2021

  • We lost a good one. Rest in peace, Tony. Condolences to Olive and the family. - Posted by: Ernie Masiowski (Colleague/friend) on: Nov 26, 2020

  • Dear Olive, daughters, and grandchildren, I am so sorry for your loss of Tony! He was a very special fact, he was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was my supervisor at the Family Center and always offered supportive and insightful feedback regarding my work with clients. He always spoke highly of his family! You are all in my prayers, Arla Marshall - Posted by: Arla Marshall (Co-worker ) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • My sincere condolence to you Olive and family! I just learned of the very sad news of Tony's death! He was a dear friend, one with whom I could pick up a conversation at any meeting about any topic. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know what you are going through having lost dear Gloria just a year and a half ago. Be strong, be of good courage. Keep the love flame glowing! Don - Posted by: Don Dyck (Friend and Cousin) on: Nov 14, 2020

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