Arthur Cornelius Huebert
January 7, 1929 – March 3, 2020
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Arthur Cornelius Huebert died peacefully at the age of 91.
He was born in Winnipeg, the second oldest among brothers Jake, Ed and Harry and sisters Irene and Betty.
Art was a very active young boy who loved to swim in the Red River with his brothers. He had so much fun, he often forgot his shoes when he ran home despite many reminders from his mother. After high school, he travelled the country before returning to Winnipeg to work for his father’s fibreboard company.
He was helping to build an addition to the family cottage at West Hawk Lake in 1955 when he met young Kate Moed while she was vacationing next door.
The couple married on April 26th, 1956, a union that lasted nearly 64 years.
Art was a devoted father to daughter Ellen and son Jeff after they were born in 1958 and 1959. He was a big kid at heart who loved to take his children tobogganing and skating, along with all the children in the neighbourhood who loved to play with Art.
Summers were spent with family at the lake, swimming, waterskiing and trying without success to catch an elusive pickerel off the dock.
Art faced one of the biggest challenges of his life when he suffered a severe brain injury in a workplace accident at age 35.
He survived lengthy surgery but his speech was badly impaired. He slowly regained his ability to speak through his strong will, courage and hard work.
Art resumed work at Larch Concrete and in later years became a truck driver after his father sold the business.
He loved to hit the road for vacations including family visits to Ontario and the West Coast, and later to visit Jeff and family in Surrey, BC and Ellen and family in Toronto.
His playful spirit made him a favourite with his grandsons Aaron, Andrew and Nathan and granddaughter Kate.
He was always up for a visit to the beach, the bowling alley or a game of mini-golf until he was sadly stricken with dementia.
Art spent the last five years of his life at Riverview Health Centre, where he received excellent care from staff.
He will be remembered as someone who loved to laugh, made friends wherever he went and who would always help someone in need.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, sister Irene Furgale and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Sophie Huebert and Gloria Huebert. He was predeceased by his parents Cornelius and Maria and his brothers Jake, Ed and Harry and sister Betty.
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 7, 2020