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The passing of Ervin Wiebe, age 93, of Saskatoon and formerly of Langham, occurred at St. Paul's Hospital on January 6, 2013. The eldest of three children born to Nikolai and Sarah Wiebe, Ervin leaves to mourn his loving wife, Helen; daughters Marilyn (Peter) Dockx of Los Angeles, Norma Deaver of Saskatoon, Brenda (Jim) Stone of Davidson, Jenny (Reg) Bartsch of rural Saskatoon; and son Doyle (Valerie) Wiebe of Langham; as well as grandchildren Cam (Kim) Deaver, Chris (Zulma) Deaver, Rob (Donna) Stone, Sarah Stone, Tim (Kelsey) Stone, Adam (Janelle) Bartsch, Daniel Stone, Jesse Wiebe and David Wiebe; and great-grandchildren Maya and Matthew Deaver, Danyka Deaver, Joseph and Benjamin Stone, and Violet Stone. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Friesen), his second wife, Nettie, his parents, sister Verna Friesen and brother Melvin. Ervin was a community- minded man and found various ways to become involved in organizations and associations close to his heart. He was a long- time and very active member of the Langham Zoar Mennonite Church where he held various leadership positions including Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon and Church Board Chairperson. After moving to Saskatoon in 2000, he became active with the congregation at First Mennonite Church. While farming in the Langham area, Ervin spent 19 years serving as a delegate for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and 35 years on local school boards – Mieraus School, Langham School and the Saskatoon West School Unit Board, of which he became chairman. He was also an active member in the Dalmeny Camp of Gideons International. A Viewing will be held at Bethany Manor Fellowship Centre, 110 La Ronge Road, Saskatoon, SK at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9 and the Funeral Service will be held at Zoar Mennonite Church in Langham, SK on Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Langham Cemetery. Memorial donations can be forwarded to the Gideons International. Arrangements are entrusted to Dalmeny Funeral Home (254-2022 - www.dalmenyfuneralhome.ca).
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013