1943 ~ 2018
Herb Weidman, beloved husband of Leona, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Beausejour Hospital. Herb, (Herbie, Dad, Tractor Grandpa, Papa Dear, Pops) passed away way too soon for us.
He is survived by his wife Leona; daughter Rhonda White (children Brandon (Grace, Isobel), Devin and Shayla); sons Kelly (wife Tracy, children Kyle and Richelle) and Barry (wife Corrine and daughter Abby); brother Ted Weidman (Louise); sisters Hilda Pfeifer (Reg) and Irene Steinke; and sisters in-law Alice Weidman and Peggy Weidman.
Above all else, Herb loved God and his family. He dedicated his life to caring for his wife Leona of almost 52 years of marriage. They loved doing everything together, whether it was jumping in the car going for a ride, or sitting side by side on the couch doing puzzles together. Dad took such good care of mom and they always held hands.
Herb built many homes in his lifetime. He loved his work and the people he met. He was self-employed for many years and later worked with Art and Ron. They often joked at the average age between the three of them and how they could outdo a lot of the younger guys. People said Dad was like a monkey the way he crawled around rafters!
Dad and Mom were very instrumental in collecting winter clothing for the needy and homeless.
Dad also recently worked with Sobering Funeral Chapel and with the Citizens On Patrol Program. He finally listened to his kids to “retire” from everything and just enjoy spending time with mom.
Dad, along with mom, loved music and was blessed to form the Gospel music group Misty Rose. Dad wrote many songs. He would write them as they came to him, whether it was at 3 in the morning or while he was at work where he would find a piece of shingle paper and write on the back! They recorded 2 CD’s and held gospel music nights at the church. They were also invited to perform at many functions and festivals over that time.
Dad was known for his teasing and joking around. He always bugged and bugged, whether it was the grandchildren or anyone else he was with. We called Dad’s one liners “Herbisms.” He thought his jokes were so funny, but we would usually just groan, shake our head, or roll our eyes at him! He would often send the silliest text messages to us too. Oh, he wouldn’t quit!
And how he loved his Winnipeg Jets. Kelly and dad would always go back and forth on their disagreements about the team. And it was always the refs to blame! He also enjoyed watching Bomber games, the Blue Jays, and curling. Mom would be in one room watching her tv and dad yelling in the other room at his tv!
We loved you dad with all of our hearts. You were so generous to everyone you met, especially your family. We know you are in a better place. We can’t understand it quite yet, but God obviously had plans for you and that’s why you were taken from us so soon.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the EMS staff for their efforts, and to Dr. Daphne Schmidt for making this difficult time easier.
Thank you to Pastor Don Reimer for your comfort. Also, a special thank you to Libby and staff at Sobering Funeral Chapel for making everything so much easier for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Zion Lutheran Church.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour.Print This Obituary & Condolences