Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: Nov 01, 1924

Date of Passing: Dec 16, 2021

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-

November 1, 1924 - December 16, 2021

Louisa Josephine Loeb was born in Halbstadt, Rhineland Municipality
She was predeceased by her parents Nicholas and Antonia Ermankova Wiebe, son Terrance (Terry) (Maureen), brothers, Peter (Doris) Wiebe, and Ronald Wiebe, sisters, Evelyn Dube and Valentina (Alex) McDermid.
Survived by son Gerald (Gerry) (Joanne) granddaughters Elizabeth (Oguzhan) Ozturk. and Catherine (Tyrone) Sinclair, grandson Grant (Anne) Thiessen and by sister Katherine (Richard (deceased) Thiessen, great-grandchildren, Ayla, Evin, Alex, Eva and Juliana, and by cousins, nephews and nieces.
When in her teens, Louisa attended Mennonite Collegiate Institute and while there was offered the opportunity to teach on permit.
At the height of the Second World War the Department of Education recruited high school students to fill vacancies left by teachers who had joined the Armed Forces. These Permit Teachers became a vital part of the War Effort.
In 2005, The Year of the Veteran, Louisa organized a reunion to recognize the contribution of Permit Teachers. This was followed by her book, Permit Teachers of World War II. and by a reception at Government House.
Louisa continued her education taking courses to obtain her permanent teaching certificate.
She continued to teach in various capacities as a guidance counselor, special needs director and eventually as a professor at Brandon University.
In 1978, Dr Loeb received her Ph. D magna cum laude. In 1981 her book 'Down Singing Centuries' was published.
After her retirement Louisa was very active volunteering and serving in various capacities on several boards.
In 2007, she suffered a stroke. After therapy at Riverview and at home she moved to Rosewood Village. Thank you to the excellent staff for helping her maintain her independence.
In 2019, she moved to Charleswood Care Centre.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Louisa will be laid to rest beside her son, Terry.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 24, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I took many courses over the years at Brandon University with Professor Loeb, which I remember with great affection. She was always so kind and considerate of her students. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Linda Wotton (Former Student) on: Jan 16, 2022

❮ Go Back to Listings