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Anthony "Tony" Hiebert

HIEBERT, Anthony "Tony" - September 16, 1933 - January 9, 2018 The death of Anthony "Tony" Hiebert of Humboldt, SK occurred at his residence on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was 84 years of age. Tony was born to Joseph and Blontina (nee Still) Hiebert on September 16, 1933 in Humboldt, SK. Tony attended school at Deer Lake until Grade 8, and then attended HCI until Grade 10. Upon leaving school he worked on the family farm and then went up to the gold mines in the North West Territories to work during the winter months. During the summer months he ran an HD11 Cat and Scraper for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways. In 1960, Tony and his brothers formed a heavy equipment business and worked in many different provinces. In 1983, Tony and son, Brad, ventured out on their own and bought land in the Brooksby area, north of Melfort, which is still the family farm to this day. Tony and Brad also began their own heavy duty construction business. Tony married Ruth Lemmerich on June 18, 1960. They were blessed with four children, Shelly on June 16, 1961; Carolyn on July 7, 1963; Brad on November 2, 1965; and Marlene on June 28, 1967. Traveling was an integral part of Tony and Ruth's life, whether far or near. As a treat after harvesting and before spring seeding they would venture out to see the world. They visited over 30 countries, 6 of the 7 continents, always wanting to meet the 'real people' of that country. Tony loved talking and never let language be a barrier to meeting new people. In the mid 1970's Tony took flying lessons, eventually purchasing an airplane of his own. He had lots of fun flying Ruth to many meetings throughout the province, and flying over to the neighbors for coffee! Although never trained as a woodworker, Tony respected the art and loved making many treats for his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. All pieces are greatly valued. Tony was an avid reader and was always well aware of current events, politics in particular. Tony was a founding member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus for the Humboldt Council. Family gatherings were so very important for Tony and Ruth, producing many cherished memories, fantastic conversations, and amazing meals. Tony had a great connection to the land, whether growing grain, gardening or picking from his fruit trees. Tony believed that happiness was actually found from the simple things in life. Tony will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Ruth (nee Lemmerich) Hiebert; children: Shelly Le Franc; Carrie Hiebert (Glenn Mueller); Brad (Shelley) Hiebert and children Cole and Carter; and Marlene (Keith) Wilson and children Bryn and Kieran. Tony is also survived by two brothers: Ray (Marie) Hiebert and Harold Hiebert; two sisters: Margaret (Gordon) Lux and Loretta (Randy) Dobmeier; brother-in-law Gordon Lemmerich; sister-in-law Phylis Sinclair; and numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Blontina (nee Still) Hiebert; sisters: Lillian and Bernadette; brothers-in-law Richard Forer and Jim Sinclair; sister-in-law Adele Lemmerich; and son-in-law Camille Le Franc. A Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church Humboldt, SK on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Michael Yaremko. Others taking part were: Cole Hiebert and Carter Hiebert, crossbearers; Benji Schlosser and Leo Altrogge, altar servers; Bryn Wilson and Glenn Mueller, scripture readers; Shelley Hiebert, intentions; Shelly Le Franc, Carrie Hiebert, Brad Hiebert and Kieran Wilson, giftbearers; Jenny Irwin and Elaine Verhelst, communion ministers; Marlene Wilson, eulogist; Karen Lemmerich, memorial table attendant; director Loretta Schugmann, with organist, Marie Aubin and members of St. Augustine Parish Funeral Choir, music ministry; Cole Hiebert and Carter Hiebert, urnbearers. An Honor Guard was formed by members of the Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the St. Augustine Parish Centre. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE FUNERAL CHAPEL (306-682-4114) www.schuler-lefebvrefuneralchapel.com13244035
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