Born January 27, 1933,
Died March 5, 2016
With fond remembrance and gratitude for the end of his suffering, the family of Simon (Sam) Hiebert announces his passing on March 5, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Sophie, and his children Alvin (Gayleen), Garry (Karen) and Carol (Dave). Also cherishing his memory are grandchildren Joshua, Andrea, Justin (Katrina), Matthew, Elisha (Matt), Tate and Spence, and great-grandchildren Sienna, Sam, Zoey, and Caleb. Sam was one of 14 siblings, and is survived by his sister Eva and brothers Menno, Tony, Ben and Andy.
Sam worked for 34 years with Agriculture Canada living most of his life in Manitoba, until his retirement in 1990 when he moved with Sophie to Kelowna, B.C. They enjoyed 15 years of active retirement living there, participating in many hikes and volunteering for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. In 2005, Sam & Sophie decided to relocate within British Columbia, following their daughter Carol to Castlegar, where Sam resided until his passing.
Sam was a hardworking man who was dedicated to the security, comfort and happiness of his family, sharing his skills and knowledge with his sons, and endowing a sense of irreverent good humour to all his children & grandchildren. Sam was happiest when he could cheer for his beloved Bombers, or share a beer and play cards with friends, or grow beautiful flowers & plants in his garden, or build something beautiful for his home, or as gifts for his grandchildren.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew & loved him, and according to his wishes, no service will be held. Instead, and in lieu of flowers, those who wish are encouraged to make a donation to help find a cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis. www.canadianpulmonaryfibrosis.ca/get-involved/donate/