In Memory of

Olga

Wiebe

(Storozuk)

Obituary for Olga Wiebe (Storozuk)

Olga (Ollie) Wiebe (nee Storozuk)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Olga (Ollie) Wiebe (nee Storozuk), 84, on January 19, 2024, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was born on April 30, 1939 to Peter and Jesse Storozuk in Shortdale, Manitoba.

Ollie Wiebe lived a full and distinguished life, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was born in the small farming community of Shortdale, Manitoba near Roblin into a Christian family. The Storozuk family started off with very humble beginnings with no hydro or running water at the home. At a young age, Ollie moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. In her younger years Ollie worked at Eaton’s Department store in downtown Winnipeg.

In 1963, Ollie married Edwin on June 15th. Soon after, three daughters came along bringing joy to the home. Ollie was a stay-at-home mother to raise the girls. Then in 1970, Edwin and Ollie Wiebe became full time Pastors of a little church known as Waves of Glory Full Gospel Chapel on Hespeler Avenue. It was then that Ollie’s giftings of connecting with people from all walks of life really began to develop. For years afterwards, Ollie would lead the church’s children’s ministries and women’s ministries. In time, some of those ministries grew into flourishing Children’s Church ministries, Bus ministries, and Community outreaches. Ollie had a profound way of showing empathy to everyone she came in contact with.

As the church grew from Hespeler Avenue to Manitoba Avenue to Furby Street, so did the needs of the people she was ministering to. It was on Furby Street where Ollie began a local food bank supported by the passionate men and women of the church and surrounding community. Nothing brought Ollie more joy than acting out God’s love in practical and tangible ways. Overtime, as Ollie grew older, her efforts refocused on seniors, where she began the OASIS (Older Adults Still In Service) ministry to help ensure that even the elderly were always valued and remembered.
Not only active in the church, Ollie was also a force at home. Ollie also raised five children, mostly at their home on Morley Avenue. While not musically inclined herself, that did not stop Ollie from making sure that each child took public and private music lessons all while living on a very modest income. She took great pride in watching each of the children eventually use their talents in church, often along with her husband Edwin playing his guitar.

In 2013, at the age of 73, in their home on Magenta Crescent, Ollie Wiebe suffered a stroke to the brain which greatly diminished her motor skills and nearly removed all of her capacity of speech. In the immediate years that followed, those effects gradually worsened leaving her even less mobile and unable to communicate verbally. It was shortly after the onset of the stroke that Ollie became a resident of Bethania Care Home where she lived out her remaining days, surrounded by the love of her family and close friends.

Ollie leaves behind her loving husband of 60 years Edwin Wiebe; Brother Russell Storozuk (Vera), Sisters Ethel Krichkowski (Jim), Mary Lahofer (Eric – predeceased) and Elaine Dromereski (Dave), sister-in-law Helen Storozuk (Walter), dear sister/friend Mona Bhopalsingh; Children daughter Charleyn Dawn Day, daughter Lyla Thomas (Dan), daughter Tamara Siemens (Duane), son Dale Wiebe (Anne), and daughter Tracylee Wiebe; Grandchildren Cherish Picklyk (Dennis), Cayla Robillard (Collin), Checed Picklyk (Alexis), Dallas Thomas (Hannah), Tyler Thomas (Saki), Gordie Thomas (Anita), Laura McDonald (Graham), Braden Siemens (Cassidy-Anne), Caleb Siemens, Joel Siemens (Felicity), Daniel Wiebe, Joshua Wiebe, and Trinity Wiebe-Tonn; Great Grandchildren Micah and Luke Thomas; Isabelle and Daniel Thomas, Sofia McDonald, Finnley Siemens, Iris Siemens, and Henry Robillard.

She was predeceased in death by her Brother Stanley Storozuk, and Brother Walter Storozuk.

A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 7-8 p.m. at Friends Funeral Service on 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

A Celebration of Ollie Wiebe’s Life will be held on Thursday, January 25th, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Friends Funeral Service on 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Family and friends are invited to attend the service for Olga Wiebe.

For your convenience, there is also an option to view the service online from your home. https://fweb.tv/116645

The family expresses their gratitude for the support and condolences during this difficult time. A sincere and heartfelt thanks also goes out to the staff of Bethania Care Home where Ollie resided for more than 10 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fresh Start Empowerment Centre or The Wave Church.