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John Gordon Wiebe

March 02, 1930 - October 27, 2021

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Obituary For John Gordon Wiebe

We are sad to announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather John Gordon Wiebe, a long-time resident of Grande Prairie, AB, who passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the age of 91 years.

John was born March 2, 1930, in Didsbury, AB. In his teens he moved with his mother to the Fraser valley in BC. While living and working in Vancouver, BC, he met Jane, and they got married on February 24, 1956. In the summer of 1960, they moved to Grande Prairie with their two young children. He had worked out of Vancouver as a travelling shoe salesman and thought Grande Prairie would be a good place to open Top Shoes. He operated Top Shoes (in the later years with Russ) for 34 years.

John enjoyed weekends at the cabin at Sturgeon Lake and being a snowbird during retirement. He was a member of the Kinsmen Club and the Shriners.

John will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 years Jane; children Janis & Percy Britton, and Russell & Carol Wiebe; grandpa will be missed by his three grandsons and their wives: Matthew & Courtney Britton, Keenan & Chelsey Wiebe, and Mitchell & Kelsey Britton; great-grandpa will always be remembered by his six great-grandchildren: Mackenzee, Casey, Bode, Karter, Camryn and Asher.

At John’s request there will be no service held.

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  • I remember John and the kindness he extended to me and my family in his store and on the street. He was the sweetest man, and I'm glad to see he lived a long and full life. Deepest sympathies to the family.

  • Heartfelt condolences. Loved shopping at Top Shoes and spending time with John and Jane. Such a wonderful couple. Gloria Gordica

  • Janice & Russ, so sorry with the passing of your dad...Hugz! Wayne & Christine Raynard

  • Condolences to Russ and the entire family, many memories of being at the lake with the Wiebe's, take solace in the love he had for everyone.

  • Janis and Russell I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, He will be remembered. Please pass on our condolences to your Mom for our famiky Candace Mahaffey ( nee Hatch)

  • Our sincere condolences Janis, Percy and family on the loss of your husband, father, grandpa. I remember Top Shoes fondly! May you hold his memories close to your hearts always. With love, Warren and Kyla Wilson

  • My condolences to the family. We weren't related by blood but always called him Uncle John and Aunty Jane as they were such long time great friends with my parents. So glad I got to talk to both of them on the phone a couple of years ago.

  • My deepest condolences to you Mrs Wiebe, Janis , Russell and family. I have so many memories of times with you all. I remember both of our families enjoying times together and Mr Wiebe always made time to share a laugh with me. I can remember walking from dad's store to stop at Tops to visit with Mr. Wiebe, he always made me feel so important as I walked in. What a wonderful man he was! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • John, you enriched my life both personally & professionally...am gratefully for the fond memories. My deepest condolences Jane, Rus, Janis and to your families...Bonnie Kennedy

  • Deepest sympathy to Janis and russel. My mom mrs t irked for your dad for many years a lot of great memories. Lois and dan williams

  • A true gentleman, he was someone to look up to. My condolences.

  • Condolences to the family. Many great memories growing up across the street. The adventures at Sturgeon Lake were special.

  • Condolence to the whole family. John and Jane were such friendly and lovely couple. They helped made downtown Grande Prairie a pleasant and comfortable place to shop. May he rest in peace. ....Olivia Marshall

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to the family. He was a wonderful neighbor and will be dearly missed. ❤. Carol-Ann & Dennis Rutberg

  • John was wonderful, a kind soul and a gentleman. He will be missed by so many friends and family. Rest In Peace John. We have fond memories of our times together. Betty and John Simpson

  • Condolences to Russell, Janis and your families. We have fond memories from the years you were neighbors and growing up. Many visits with John and Jane from our Kinsmen days are never forgotten. The Wiebe household was a pleasant stop for a drink during our Christmas Eve tour in a Santa suit to surprise the young children on our city block. Rest in Peace old friend.

  • Condolences to the entire family. I remember going to Top Shoes! Your dad always made me feel special. Cherish the memories.... Brenda and Sheldon.

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