Our beloved father, husband, brother, friend and Grandpa, Wayne Hiebert, passed away February 5, 2022. He is loved and remembered by his family: his darling wife of 40 years, Luana, son Dane and wife Sarah, daughter Daryl and husband Sean , and Wayne’s dear grandson Hutchy who has his grandpa’s love of a laugh and unfortunately , his forehead. Wayne was born David Wayne Hiebert, January 10, 1951 and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba with his brother Rick (Violet) and sister Sandy (Jim). Wayne’s early life was colourful, his stories of growing up, getting into trouble, motorcycle days and driving Janis Joplin in his taxi were thrilling adventures to listen to as kids. A kind and generous spirit, a best friend to many, Wayne was always ready to lend a hand. Friendship was everything to him, and he held many friends from his early life close to his heart. Everywhere he went it seemed there were people who’d find things to love about Wayne; his quick wit, his kindness, his knack of figuring out how to make something work. An incredibly modest and humorously self-deprecating man, his intelligence was masked by his humility. He had a long, rewarding career in hydraulics, and loved both the work and the people. Hunting, fishing, coaching softball and working on the family cabin kept Wayne busy. Greatly involved with the community around Shell Lake, he proudly served on the Shell Lake council for many years. Fishing and hunting were a huge part of Wayne’s life. Dane and Daryl will always remember being the test subjects for his later career as a hunting guide. He loved to take them fishing, never coming home before one of them caught the biggest fish in the Shell Lake fishing comp, rain, shine or snow His excursions to Molson Lake for annual fishing trips with friends hold many secrets we only wish we knew…or maybe it’s better we don’t! Wayne loved Luana. He always had a way of making her laugh, and always thought she was beautiful. “Where’s my Bride?!” he would say. Wayne loved and was so proud of his children: son , Dane, who fortunately inherited the Hiebert wit, and, unfortunately, the forehead, and Daryl Anne, the recipient of enduring doting support, and the forehead too… a prettier version. Only 2 months before he passed, Wayne spent 4 weeks in Australia visiting Daryl, Sean and Hutchinson. He was the doting grandpa, never tiring of sword-fighting with baby forks over blueberries or taking Hutch on trolley rides, “crash-boom!” The two were thick as thieves and Hutch will carry his grandpa’s love throughout his life. Wayne and Luana spent a wonderful Christmas 2021 in Mexico, just the two of them, relaxing and basking in the glow of being exhausted grandparents. Throughout 2021, he was so happy to spend significant time with Dane and Sarah. He couldn’t have been prouder when consulted about Dane’s intended proposal to Sarah and later witnessing their wedding in Ottawa last May. While we are so sad to let go of our dear Dad/Wayne/Guido/Grandpa, we know we were so lucky to have him. We’re also grateful that he moved on peacefully and that he’s not a long-suffering and grumpy patient. He was a great man who loved his family and community above all. We are grateful for the compassionate care he received from the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital, and for the loving kindness of dear friends who carry his family through this loss.
Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February 13, at 1:00pm at Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville, SK.
Oh boy. Another member of our extended family gone. Seems so unfair but by all reports it was a life well lived. Many good memories of your entire family at 90 Arnold St. in Winnipeg.
Rest in peace my friend.
Wes and Mary Lou Schroeder
To Lu and family. I worked with Wayne, when he was with Wajax and was working between the Saskatoon and Regina branches. Went with him to a couple of Eaton Distributor meetings where he introduced me to the southern Florida flea markets, and the taste of Alligator. Never a dull moment when you were travelling with him. I miss those days and we will miss Wayne.
They were the best of years. May you rest in peace, my friend.
My deepest condolences on your loss. Wayne was a fine man with amazing attributes. He was an awesome friend: honest, helpful, humble, soo smart. He loved life in its multi-colored array. I remember he had an ear for bull-shit, and called it as he saw it. Thanks Wayne! I knew him in the 70’s, and remember good times in nature, and fishing and camping. May you draw comfort from wonderful memories.
We had some great times over the years may you rest in peace.
I met Wayne in 2009 when I started working at Kinecor(Wajax). Wayne and I shared a special bond, sharing stories at coffee time talking about our many different adventures. Wayne always took the time to ask me how my day was or how my family was doing.
I will forever cherish my friendship with Wayne in my heart! Wayne, you will truly be missed!
Wayne and I were pals who enjoyed one another’s company, especially when the kids were very young, Luana and my wife Judy did a lot of activities together leaving Wayne and I to baby-sit much to the chagrin of the returning wives. I will miss Wayne’s ready smile and wonderful sense of humour, Rest In Peace my friend.
Condolences on your loss. Wow….did Wayne ever look like his mom – my Auntie Eva. Blessings to you in this time.
My deepest sympathy to the Family Wayne was a part of the Caswell Family for many years and was a true friend.Rest in peace my friend you will be missed
I was so sad to hear of Wayne’s passing. After not seeing cousin Wayne since our childhood, it was wonderful to see Wayne a few years ago at Aunt Eva’s funeral. May your memories bring you comfort in your grief.
Dear Hiebert Family – Sending all family & friends lots of love at this challenging time. It was so lovely to meet you all at Daryl & Sean’s wedding and a real joy to hear of the lovely time Wayne & Luana had in Australia recently. Wayne was such a character, I know he’ll be sorely missed. May he rest in peace and may you find solace in remembering his well-lived life. Sincerely, Eliza
Oh, my friend, I truly am grateful for the many decades I knew you. Truly one of a kind man, in business, in friendship, and in being neighbours. Many nights I would look out my cabin window to see if that one lonely light would be shining across the bay, that Wayne was in residence. Always seemed a better place when that light was on. Met Wayne 1st time duck hunting, when he bagged a low flying goose by mistake, nearly dark and a long time after noon. Soon came to cherish those visits to Wheatheart when he was plying his trade, selling the ’just-right’ pump for the job. Then he phoned one day to tell me there was a cabin for sale, be it on the wrong side of the lake, which I promptly bought. We had a great competition to see which boat dock would be in the water first every spring, his or ours. We suffered through Lu’s aneurism, and were so joyed when she recovered. We shared in his joy when telling about the triumphs of Dane and Daryl, their adventures and successes. What a proud dad. So many sayings – take you to the wood shed – spark plug love – and a dozen more. He really loved Big Shell, way better than anywhere in the world that his kids and wife were anxious to go see. I hope there’s coyotes, deer, and walleye where you are going my friend, and maybe a little hydraulic oil to boot. There’s a few fine men waiting for you there too, glad to have a good friend to visit with. Keep your hook on the bottom
Wayne and I were close friends in our high school years. My condolences on your lost.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Wayne Hiebert. We were shocked to hear of his passing.
We had known and worked with Wayne for past 20 plus years in the hydraulics industry.
Wayne and I worked together on many opportunities and he was a master of collaboration, getting us all in a room together to discuss machine platforms, issues and solutions. I looked forward every year to the Regina Ag show, as well as our trips down to Frontier Saskatchewan to meet with Greg Honey and his staff at Honey Bee Manufacturing. Wayne didn’t like change much, lol, and we always stayed at the same place, Best Western in Swift Current, where the front desk staff all knew Wayne on a first name basis (which is still my favorite place to stay in Swift Current). We always went to Boston Pizza for dinner the night before, where Wayne would always tell stories of past experiences and we would talk about family and just life in general….I’ll never forget those times.
And for some reason, we always had to be down at Frontier for 7:30, which meant leaving at 6:00 am from Swift Current. Wayne would always order 6 dozen donuts from Tim Hortons the night before, for all the various departments at Honey Bee, where again, they all knew Wayne. In the morning, he would always be ready to go, way before me, and already have one large coffee down and 2 more ready go for our trip down to Frontier. Wayne was also the first to introduce me to the Frenchman Valley, where we would stop at top of the hill, (and take a well deserved rest stop after all of those coffees 😊) and look out onto the unbelievable view of the valley. Wayne also had an eagle eye, pointing out mule deer, elk, and coyotes as we meandered south to Frontier. And of course, we would always have our debate about whether his Dodge or my Ford, did a better job in climbing the hills without downshifting.
As the years went on, I would bring other Eaton folks out with me on our Saskatchewan trips, and they also had the opportunity to get to know Wayne and his Wayne-isms….lol. Wayne’s wit was impossible to beat…he was always one step ahead of us. This one time, Will, Jeremy and I were meeting with Wayne, to head down to Honey Bee, and of course, Wayne is chomping at the bit to get going in the morning, and the three of us are dragging and lagging as usual. We finally get in the vehicle and headed out. Wayne was quiet and finally says “Geez, I was getting tired of waiting for you Eaton girls!”….Lol, that was it, we burst out laughing and that became Wayne’s reference for us from that point on. 😊
Wayne’s work ethic was unmatchable. When it came to hydraulics and his customers, he was always in high gear, helping them out with solutions from his vast experience in the market. Wayne, we all learned from you…whether it was how to relate to customers, or hydraulic circuitry, or just life lessons, we all appreciated your advice and mentorship.
When Wayne said he was going to retire a few years ago, we were saddened as we knew the road trips in Saskatchewan to his customers, would not be the same. But we were glad for him, as he could finally spend time with his family, travelling the world. And when I was out in Swift Current or Frontier, I would call or txt Wayne and let him know the latest gossip or what recent changes there were in the area…and that it definitely wasn’t the same without him.
Wayne you were a great co-worker and an even better friend to us. You always made every trip or meeting memorable and we still grin to this day thinking of you.
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Rest in Peace, Wayne
The Eaton “girls” (Will, Jeremy, Shane)
Prior to my retirement, I was Vice-President with Kinecor’s (Wajax) hydraulic division, I had tried for five (5) + years to convince Wayne to join our Kinecor team. I knew Wayne would be a very good fit, in actuality, he was much more than very good, he was a tremendous addition! Wayne was highly respected & regarded by his colleagues, customers and hydraulic manufacturers; his work ethic, technical knowledge, gregarious personality, the kind manner in which he treated people and maybe best of all, “the fire in his belly to win”, were exceptional characteristics he possessed. If you had a question, Wayne would go the extra mile to ensure you were given a complete and accurate answer, he sincerely enjoyed mentoring less experienced members of our team, simply stated, he made us all better. Wayne was the consummate professional, conducting himself with class & dignity, while always knowing how to have a good time – he will be sadly missed by anyone that had the honor of knowing one of the world’s really good guys.
My memories of Wayne are when we worked at Applied Hydraulics in Winnipeg, driving in his car to customers in the city & rural Manitoba. The passenger side windows were always covered with nose prints from his dog. Sincere Condolences to his Family.
Condolences to Luana Dane and Daryl and families.
Wayne was an awesome person in his work and as a friend over the years . He supported all our people at Honeybee equally and to the best of his ability
We will miss him and remember him as a true friend.
Our deepest sympathies Luana, Dane, Daryl and your families. Such an incredible loss and our hearts and prayers go out to you all.
Bob & Jennifer Heroux
I worked with Wayne, when he came into the Regina office he smile and sense of humor brightened the room instantly. I will never forget our trip to Montreal for Wajax sales summit which included going to watch his beloved Habs.
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.
He will be greatly missed, RIP!
My condolences to you Luana Daryl and Dane and families.
Wayne was an awesome person to work with and also as a friend. He always went the extra mile to help whether it be for me or any of our people at Honeybee.
He will be greatly missed.
My condolences to Luana ,Daryl,Dane and families.
Wayne was an awesome person to work with and as a friend he always went the extra mile to help in any way he could. It didn’t matter if it was for me or any of our people at Honeybee he treated everyone the same.
He will be grately missed.