Esther Wiebe

June 15, 1938 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 83)


Esther Evelynn Wiebe 
June 15, 1938 - October 20, 2021 

It is with great sorrow, but countless happy memories that we announce the passing of our beloved Granny, Grandma and Mom, Esther Wiebe on October 20, 2021. 
Esther was born on June 15, 1938 to George Braun and Anna Harder.  Sadly, she was predeceased by her mother in 1943.  After her mother's passing, Esther was sent to live with her paternal grandparents, Isbrandt and Katherine Braun.  Esther's time on their farm led her to develop a love of pigs and piglets that continued long after she returned to live with her father when he married Katherine Dueck in 1948.  
On October 25, 1958, Esther married Jake Wiebe.  Jake and Esther built their life together in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  They had 3 children: Kerry, Cheryl (Alan Fontaine), and Darcia Lee (deceased shortly after birth); 2 granddaughters: Chantelle (Bart Draper) and Candace (Daniel Hornung); and 4 great-grandchildren: Hailey Hornung, Jacob Draper, Aidan Draper and Brooklynn Hornung.  Esther and Jake were married for over 40 years until his passing in 1999. 
Esther cared for others her entire life and was thought of fondly as "mom" or "aunty" by family and friends alike.  From her younger siblings (Ronald Braun, Marvin Braun, Harvey Braun and Ardine Joss), her in-laws and her numerous nieces and nephews to her friends and co-workers at the Co-op Bakery in Swift Current, she was always there to look after and "mother" whomever required it.  If you were lucky enough to be one of the people she cared for, you already know that she loved fiercely and gave to those she loved with her whole heart. 
Esther was always quick to help whenever friends or family were in need.  Her granddaughters recall countless sleepovers curling up and listening to grandma read never ending stories and waking up to french toast in the morning complete with whichever topping we wanted (even if they were all different).  She never hesitated to babysit her great grandchildren or to open her home for numerous Christmas and birthday gatherings.  Many delicious meals were lovingly prepared by her, often despite the "help" of her granddaughters who would drag flour all over her kitchen during noodle or veranyky making or pinch pieces of dough from the buns she would make for every family meal.  Esther loved having the family together and playing card games, Yahtzee, Sorry or Chinese Checkers.  She kept opponents on their toes as she loved to cheat if you weren't watching her closely.  Esther had a bit of a mischievous streak and liked to tease, but she was always a great sport when we bugged her back.  We will all miss hearing her chuckle while she said "Oh, (whoever the culprit was at the time)", usually with a swat at the air in their direction. 
Granny, we will all remember the lessons you taught us whenever we garden, bake, sew, knit, craft, play games or even if a pig ornament or lawn gnome catches our eye.  You were and will always be loved deeply and remembered fondly by all who knew you.  May you and Grandpa be moving easily and enjoying the best house party up in Heaven until we meet again. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.

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