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JACOB (JAKE) R. HIEBERT (published on October 04, 2008)

JACOB (JAKE) R. HIEBERT It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Jake Hiebert at the age of 71 years. He passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospice on Friday, October 3, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. Remaining to forever cherish Jake's memory are his loving wife of 43 years of marriage, Bernice; his children, Anne Bakuska (Doug) and Neil Hiebert (Korine); grandchildren, Kyle, Lauren, Hunter and Madison; sisters, Jessie Giesbrecht (Abe), Doris Friesen (Dave), Helen Loewen (Jack); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaretha and CP Hiebert and his brother Cornie Hiebert. Jake was born in Steinbach in 1937 to a loving family. His childhood was spent there until his move to Winnipeg to pursue his career. He worked in retail and construction before settling in for his long career at Federated Cooperatives. His favourite joys included travelling with his wife to Australia, spending time with all his family and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. He was an outgoing individual who made many long lasting friendships along life's path. Jake's funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. in the Bethel Mennonite Church, 465 Stafford Street at Carter Avenue. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Grace Hospice for their compassion and caring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jake's memory to the Grace Hospice Foundation, 260 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3R5.

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