Katharina (Tina) Hiebert (nee Friesen) of Altona, formerly of New Hope passed away suddenly on Nov. 21, 2016 at the Altona Hospital at the age of 92.
Tina was born on April 15, 1924 to Heinrich and Elizabeth Friesen in McMahan Sask. She was the 2nd oldest of 6 children. At the age of 4 her family moved to Mexico where they lived for 10 years. While in Mexico, her sister Margaret and brother Henry passed away within a month of each other. At the age of 14, Tina and family moved back to Canada and settled in the Altona area. Tina had several jobs as a domestic worker for many families. When working at J.J. Siemens farm, she met Cornelius Hiebert. They were married on May 12, 1946 and settled on a farm outside of Altona eventually moving to Altona in 1974, where she worked for Home Care for 5 years. They were blessed with 3 children, Paul, Menno and Carol. Tina loved the outdoors, working with her garden and also took great pride in her flowers. Tina was also an excellent knitter. In the last few years she knitted blankets for each of her great grand-children.
She loved to go for rides in the country with Menno and Carol, to look at the crops. She always said she was still a farmer at heart. She also enjoyed the walks with her children.
Tina was predeceased by her husband Cornelius P. Hiebert in 1986, her son Paul in 2015, two sisters Anne Goertzen of B.C. and Helen Loewen of Calgary. She leaves behind one son Menno (Judy) Hiebert of Morden and one daughter Carol (Ken) Friesen of Altona and their families, 4 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grand Children.
We would like to thank Dr. Winning, the Altona Hospital nursing staff and Gardens on Tenth, for the excellent care given to our Mother Special thanks to Terry and Trevor at Wiebe's Funeral Home, Frank and Betty Friesen for the many visits they made to Tina and to the Ladies group for serving the lunch.
The Hiebert Family
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Altona E.M.M. Church, with burial at the Rudnerweide Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Eastview Place Chaplaincy Program.