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Herb Weidman

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On August 23, 2018 @ 2:24 pm In Obituaries | 30 Comments

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.


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Condolence from Tim and Rhonda Cameron on August 23rd, 2018 4:58 pm

Leona and family so sorry to hear of Herbie, I always enjoyed seeing him . Herbie always made time to have a short chat and usually end with Take Care. He will be remembered and missed.

Condolence from Lyla McLean on August 23rd, 2018 5:21 pm

To Leona and family .. I was so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Herbie. My thoughts and prayers are going out to you. His smile, laughter and memories of time spent with him will always be with you ….

Condolence from Wally & Marlene Cyncora on August 23rd, 2018 7:20 pm

Leona, Kelly, Rhonda, Barry & families, we are very saddened to hear of Herb’s passing. His smile & outgoing personality will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Dan Herzog on August 24th, 2018 7:44 am

To Leona and Family: No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that Herbie is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Love – Dan and Millie Herzog

Condolence from Tracy and Greg Liebrecht on August 24th, 2018 7:54 am

Auntie Leona, Rhonda, Kelly and Barry

So sorry to hear of Uncle Herbie’s passing.

Lana and I spent many happy summers at your place that we will always remember fondly. You two always made that time fun and special.

May you find comfort with each other during this very difficult time. Our prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Larry and Debbie Okolita on August 24th, 2018 9:12 am

So sorry to learn of Herb’s passing. A man who will be missed by many.

Condolence from Linda & Mouse on August 24th, 2018 10:41 am

Leona, Rhonda, Kelly, Barry & Families
Mel & I are so very sorry for your loss. Over all the years of knowing you and Herb and after every discussion we had about or with you and Herb, we always ended it by saying Leona & Herb are truly two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Your love for each other was so apparent. We feel privileged to have known Herb.

Condolence from Janice Cameron on August 24th, 2018 11:27 am

Leona and Family

I’m so sorry to hear that your beloved husband and father passed away. Our wonderful neighbours on Third Street for many years.
Herb was truly a kind man and always there to lend a hand if needed.
My family and I are thinking of you at this truly difficult time.
Janice, Bob and Pat

Condolence from Anthony Turner on August 24th, 2018 1:10 pm

Leona and Family,
We are terribly saddened at your loss of Herb from this earth. Although we were not close acquaintances, it has been such a privilege to have made friends with you both. We always looked forward in seeing you both in Church when we visited with our daughter Emily and family, while visiting in Beausejour. Herb always made us feel so welcome and it was clearly evident as to what a Christian man that he is. We pray that God gives you understanding and peace, while you grieve.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Heather and Anthony Turner (Nova Scotia)

Condolence from Alvin and Alice Klapprat. on August 24th, 2018 6:59 pm

Leona Rhonda Kelly Barry and family . We were very sorry to hear of your Dads passing .Sending our sincere sympathy and prayers.

Condolence from Chris and Ardith Tomasson on August 24th, 2018 8:25 pm

Leona and family, We are so sorry to hear about Herb. We have lots of good memories of baseball days.
He was a great guy. Our prayers go out to you and family. R.I,P. Herb.

Condolence from Dennis Rach on August 24th, 2018 10:04 pm

wow we are shocked !!! sure going to miss him best wishes to leona and the kids

love dennis and bernice

Condolence from Libby Hanna and Chris Wiebe on August 25th, 2018 11:32 am

We were shocked to hear of Herb’s passing. We can’t quite imagine a world without Herbie and we know you are struggling with that too. It was a joy to hear stories and share times with both you, Herb and Leona. I know this will be different now, but we are certain he is keeping a careful eye on Leona and your family, while God is keeping you all in the palm of his hand.

We love you and will cherish the memories of Herb.

Condolence from Ray and Terry Toews on August 25th, 2018 4:03 pm

Leona, we can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but we want want to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Herb was a special man and we feel so fortunate that he was a part of our lives. He was so quick with a warm greeting and some friendly conversation. He taught us that good neighbours help each other out when needed. What stands out now was his ready smile and always his deep faith in his Lord.
We feel blessed to have known Herb.
Ray and Terry Toews (old neighbour)

Condolence from Gail Deleau/John Linklater on August 25th, 2018 5:56 pm

Leona and family,
We were truly shocked and still can’t believe that Herb is no longer with us to share a smile and a
story with. We are so fortunate to have met him through the Gospel Music jams and other
musical events, eventually being able to call him our friend. We know his faith and yours was
very strong and hopefully this will help comfort you during this very hard time. There will never
be anyone quite like Herb and he will be greatly missed.

Gail and John – Beausejour Music

Condolence from Darcy and Tim Maude on August 25th, 2018 6:23 pm

Leona, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Herb as always having a twinkle in his eyes and a smile that generated laughter and kindness. He had a way of making people comfortable and anyone fortunate to have met Herb would not forget him. God Bless.

Condolence from Carmen on August 25th, 2018 6:52 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Leona and the kids at this difficult time
Ross and Carmen

Condolence from Ervin &Bonnie Steinke on August 26th, 2018 1:13 pm

Leona and Family . Sorry to hear of the loss of Herbie. Herbie and I were freinds in our younger days I moved to B C and often thought of his smile and humour. Regret not keeping in contact more frequently . Take care !
Ervin and Bonnie Steinke .

Condolence from Bobby Semmler on August 26th, 2018 3:44 pm

Leona, Rhonda, Kelly, Barry and families. I would just like to pass on my deepest condolences and sympathies to you guys on the passing of Herb. He was a good man and always brought a smile to your face when speaking with him. He will be forever remembered and sadly missed.

Respectfully, Kurt and Bobby Semmler.

Condolence from Sid and Cathy Hemminger on August 26th, 2018 7:32 pm

Leona and family, so sorry for your loss.
Cathy and Sid Hemminger

Condolence from Ann & Gerald Graves on August 26th, 2018 8:51 pm

Leona & family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Herbie. He was always such a happy friendly guy. Ann & Gerald

Condolence from Elsie Magnusson on August 27th, 2018 8:49 am

Leona & Family,
My condolences on the passing of a Great man.
He always had a smile when greeting a person.
My Prayers go out to all the Family.

Condolence from Debbie Draward on August 27th, 2018 10:16 am

Leona, What a shock to hear of the sudden passing of your beloved Herb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. His contagious smile and wonderful personality will be missed by all.

Condolence from Emily and Dennis Brannen on August 27th, 2018 3:37 pm

Leona and family,

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Herb’s passing. It’s funny how many people mention his smile, because that is the first thing I think of when I remember him. Such a genuine and warm smile which is fitting considering what genuine and warm people you both are. Every time I drive by 216 3rd street south I remember waking up to the welcome sound of Herb’s snowblower in -28 as he took down the towering walls of snow on either side of our drive way. He hadn’t been asked. He just saw a need and sought to meet it. That’s just who he is. We will never forget that generous nature or his kind smile. He will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Marion Freund on August 27th, 2018 9:40 pm

Leona and family: Hilda ,Teddy , Irene , &Alice ; Sorry to hear that Herbie passed away.Have many happy memories of visiting the farm as a child and playing tag with Kennie and Herbie . Also enjoyed the gospel music . When Gwen was sick before she passed away , she would go to sleep listening to your Gospel tape . You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marion

Condolence from Del on August 27th, 2018 10:13 pm

My deepest sympathies to you Leona and your family. I was so sorry to hear of Herbie’s passing….take care my friend.

Del Pociuk

Condolence from Del Pociuk on August 27th, 2018 11:09 pm

My deepest sympathies to all the family….

Del Pociuk

Condolence from Sharon (Hemminger) Stewart on August 29th, 2018 1:11 pm

Leona & Family,
I was so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Herbie..my memories go back to walking to and from school together in Glenmoor.
I feel blessed that through this earthly journey that God has had our paths cross and that whenever our paths crossed when we were back visiting in Beausejour..it was very evident of what fine Christians you both are.
Your gospel CD “Jesus Hold my Hand” gives me such peace, comfort and hope and I trust you will draw from your great faith in our Lord.
My sincere sympathy and lifting you all up in prayer.

Condolence from Elaine Klann on August 29th, 2018 1:49 pm

Deepest sympathy to all of the family. I will miss Herb.

Condolence from Joseph Wm. Partyka on September 2nd, 2018 8:29 pm

A truly kind and wonderful man.
His love and care for his wife and family was readily evident almost every time we met.
Was a privilege to meet and know Mr. Weidman.
My sincerest condolences to his family.

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