Kay Wiebe died peacefully Jan. 21, 2006 with family members at her side.
She was born Aug. 15, 1914 in Alexandrodar, Russia, to Abram and Anna Wiebe. The family immigrated to Canada in 1925 and settled in Hochfeld, Man. In 1934, they moved to Poplar Point. Kay worked as a domestic in Winnipeg during the winter to supplement the family income.
Continued hard times caused the family to move to Yarrow, B.C. in 1944. Kay worked in Vancouver doing housework during the winter, while picking berries in the summer. For many years, Kay owned a berry farm.
At 16, she accepted the Lord as her Saviour and was baptized Sept. 17, 1944, becoming a member of the Yarrow MB Church. Kay lovingly and generously gave to those in need, caring for her elderly parents, giving people rides to appointments, and visiting shut-ins.
She had the gift of hospitality, and enjoyed the beauties of nature, especially Minter Gardens.
She is mourned by sisters Martha, Annie, Erma, and Mary (John) Unger; nieces and nephews Lois (Erv) Warkentin, Mark (Sheryl) Unger, Eunice (Stan) Kroeker, Paul (Kathryn) Unger; 8 great-nieces and nephews.
The memorial service was Jan. 28 at Yarrow MB Church.