Albert Cornelius (Bert) Wiebe died suddenly near Nakusp, B.C. on Wednesday, July 7th, 2004 at the age of 54 years. A Funeral Service was held from the Fellowship Baptist Church, Revelstoke on Monday afternoon, July 12th with Pastor Arlyss Peters officiating. Interment followed in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Pallbearers were: Jody Bateman, Les Bateman, Everett Hollingsworth, Jack Wensley, Joe Williams and Les Fredricks. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2088, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Bert.
Bert was born in Crystal City, Manitoba on June 17, 1950. He lived on the family farm until he met and married Gail Legary in 1973 after which they moved to Burton. They moved to Revelstoke in 1977. After Gail’s death in 1996, Bert moved to Prince George where he resided until his recent move to Lumby. Throughout his life Bert’s influence and personality was far reaching, spanning many towns, cities and provinces. He always made a very special point to make everyone feel loved and extra special at every family gathering. Bert loved to sing and play guitar and his family always looked forward to hearing another of Bert’s own compositions. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He had a passion for his work in the outdoors and caring for people. Bert loved playing practical jokes and telling colourful stories. The four jewels of Bert’s life were his grandchildren. He will hold a special place in the hearts and minds of those lucky enough to know him.
Bert was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth in 1990, his father Aaron in 1994 and his loving wife Gail in 1996. He is lovingly survived by his daughters Angie (Joe) LeRose and Kerri (Frank) Lentini; four grandchildren: Paulina, Sammy, Dominic and Dorian; his fiancé Dayle; stepson Dustin; brothers: Ed (Ruth), Don (Doreen), sister Dorothy (Cornie), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of good friends.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.