4 July , 1933 – 12 November , 2018
We sadly announce the passing of husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather John Wiebe on November 12, 2018.
John was born on July 4, 1933 to Johann and Anna Wiebe in Neuendorf, Ukraine. With his mother and two brothers, he immigrated through Germany to Canada in 1949, settling in Kelowna, BC.
With a strong work ethic, John had a successful career as a Chartered Accountant, serving on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, as well as maintaining his own practice in Vernon. John played an integral role in the development of Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club, serving on the Board of Directors from its inception to 2007.
John was an active member in the community through local clubs and his participation in many sports including tennis, soccer and bowling.
John is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Valentina; his four children: Karen (Guy), Rick, Ramona (John) and Liza (Scott); 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; as well as his brother, Frank (Kathy) and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his father, mother and brother, Henry.
"Dad, we will be waiting to hear your whistle when it's time to come home."
Special thanks to Dr. Pritchett and the doctors and staff at the Cancer Clinic, as well as the doctors and nurses at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, who cared for him over the years.
The funeral service for John will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation
- Service of Rememberance Tuesday, 20 November , 2018
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20 November 2018
I’ll never forget going to VSS to pick up my final report card from Grade 12 and heading to my new job with John and the gang. I so enjoyed working with him for the next five years and fondly remember the work, the parties and the tennis matches. I would love to be there today to celebrate John’s life, but please know that my heart and thoughts are with you all as you mourn his passing. I know he will be greatly missed. God bless.
Evelyn Haywood (nee Klassen)
15 November 2018
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to you Val and to your family on the loss of Hans. I hope that you will all remember the special happy times you shared in your time of need.
You are all in my thoughts.