| WIEBE, Pte Joel Vincent On|
Wednesday, June 20, 2007,
Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe died
in the service of his county, in
Afghanistan at the age of 22
years. Fondly remembered by
his loving spouse and soulmate
Anna Marie; father Joe (Nilda)
Wiebe and his mother Sherry
Clark; sisters:Michelle (Brandon),
Marcie, Amanda (Sean); brothers:
Ben and Lance as well as nieces:
Kali, Sydney, Dalyla and nephew Xander and grandparents.
Joel will also be greatly missed by his numerous other
relatives, friends and serving members of the Canadian
Forces. Joel will be buried with full Military Honours,
his Funeral Service on Saturday will be by invitation
only. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made
to Edmonton Humane Society, 12251-67 Street,
Edmonton, AB T5B 1M8.
Serenity Funeral Service, 5311-91 Street,
450-0101. Condolences: www.serenity.ca
Your Community Owned Not For Profit Society.
June 30th, 2007
Sherry Clark, centre left, mother of Private Joel Wiebe, and Wiebe'swith 3 PPCLI prepare to drape a Canadian flag over Wiebe's
finacee Anna Thede, centre right, embrace as pallbearers
casket following a funeral at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmonton yesterday.
Photo Credit: Tim Smith
It was a funeral, not a wedding. Pte. Joel Wiebe and Anna Thede
were supposed to get married on Feb. 18 next year at the
Trinity Lutheran Church, after the soldier's tour of duty in
Instead, Thede watched the fallen soldier's light oak coffin
as it came out of a hearse yesterday morning outside
the church on 81 Avenue and 100 Street.
Later, Sherry Clark, the soldier's mother, held Thede's
hand, as other family members stood beside them outside
the church and watched the ceremonial dressing of the
casket with a Canadian flag after the funeral.