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Corneil Hiebert

August 27, 1948 — January 3, 2024

Altona, MB

Corneil Hiebert

Corneil Hiebert of Altona passed away suddenly at his home on the evening of January 3rd, 2024, at the age of 75.

He was born on August 27th, 1948 to George A and Sarah Hiebert of Hochfeld, MB.  He was the 12th of 13 children.

Corneil attended the Hochfeld school, completing grade 8.  After quitting school, he did a number of odd jobs for neighboring farmers.  At the age of 17, he moved to Winnipeg.  He worked a number of jobs, getting valuable life experience, until the age of 21.

At the age of 18, Corneil met Anne Fehr of Neuhorst through Anne's brother Neil, who he worked with in Winnipeg.  They dated for 2 years and got married on September 15, 1968.  Together, they lived in Winnipeg for 1 year, and in October of 1969, they moved to Altona.  Corneil got a job at Friesens as a printing press operator.

Corneil and Anne welcomed their first daughter, Jocelyn, in January of 1971, and 15 months later in April of 1972, Rhonda was born.

In November of 1971, they moved into their home on 14th Avenue, just north of Altona, where they lived for 42 years.  Corneil worked at Friesens for 34 years, retiring in 2003.  He also had a part time job for 20 years for the Altona Rural Water Co-op, fitting this in around his shift work at Friesens.

As a family, they enjoyed camping vacations, traveling across most of Canada.  As empty nesters, they did numerous trips, including going to Israel in 2007.  

In his retirement, Corneil found many ways to stay busy by volunteering, including a weekly shift at the Plum Coulee MCC warehouse, and being a community driver for various local medical agencies.

Corneil accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour at Winkler Bible Camp at the age of 13.  He got baptized together with his wife at the Morrow Gospel Church in Winnipeg, on August 24th, 1969, just before moving to Altona.  He was very involved in church ministry over the years, including being a low German lay minister for 6 years.

Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife Anne, of 55 years.  Daughter Jocelyn and Randy Giesbrecht with their children and grandchildren Will & Mackenzie and Brooklyn Giesbrecht; Zach & Amanda and Eloise Giesbrecht; Matthew & Althea and Allan Giesbrecht; Caleb & Kara Giesbrecht.  Daughter Rhonda and Doug Buhler with their children Colton Buhler; Kendra & Micah Martin; Danita & Wyatt Randall.  Also survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters and numerous extended family.  He was predeceased by his parents, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

The family appreciates your support during this time.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Altona EMM Church. Interment will take place at the Altona Cemetery. Viewing will be at Wiebe Funeral Home Altona on Monday, January 8 from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Viewing will also be at the church prior to the service.

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Past Services


Monday, January 8, 2024

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wiebe Funeral Home Altona Ltd.

Box 308, 216 Centre Ave E, Altona, MB R0G 0

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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