Donald Abraham Hiebert
Donald Abraham Hiebert was born November 16, 1937, in Dawson Creek BC. Don grew up on his parent’s quarter sections on South Dawson Road. He was the 2nd child of 5 siblings born to Diedrich (Slim) and Blanche Hiebert.
From 1955 to 1965 Don worked for CN along the Alaska Hwy and throughout the north. He started as a groundsman and worked his way up to journeyman lineman & crew foreman. Don was no stranger to hard work and long shifts. While working in Whitehorse in 1961 Don met his love Colleen, a waitress at the Edgewater café. They courted for a few months, Don sometimes traveling 600 miles one way to see her on the weekends. They married April 21, 1962. They started their family in Whitehorse, Brenda born in 1963 and Kathy 2 years later. Don moved his young family to Dawson Creek for a short time in 1966. While there he worked for Atco Electric building the high tension power line towers throughout B.C. After a few years the family moved from Dawson Creek to Grande Prairie and this is when Don started working for AGT, and added Abram, their 3rd addition to the family, in 1972. During Don’s years in Grande Prairie he would pack up the vehicle with his family and head to Dawson Creek to spend the weekends with his parents. When he wasn’t visiting in Dawson, he was hauling his family along with the horses to the local rodeos.
Don had strong family ties that drew him back to Dawson Creek. Don and Colleen started building their home on the Hiebert family homestead in 1979. Don developed a cow/calf hobby farm and worked for Stan Mac until her retired in 2004. Don’s main interest at this time was his land and cows. After retirement he enjoyed camping, fishing, quading and spending time with his family. His dream vacation was to take his wife on an Alaskan cruise which they planned to take this past June, unfortunately his health began to deteriorate quickly which didn’t allow him to travel.
Don passed away on July 9, 2009 with his family by his side in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Don was beloved husband to Colleen Hiebert. Dear father to Brenda (Duwane) Lukey, Kathy (Terry) Irvine, Abram (Leanne) Hiebert. Loving grandfather to Tammy, Colden, and Derek Lukey, Trey and Bowen Irvine, Amanda, Jordan, Jacey and Kale Hiebert. Proud great grandfather to Teanna Lukey-Schwartz, and Brianna McDonald. Brother to Shirley Rodeghiero, Gerald (Nola) Hiebert, Joseph (Gail) Hiebert, and Renald (Hector) Hiebert.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, officiated by Peggy Bergeron, and eulogy by Arlan Dokken. Interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Don by way of Donation to either the ‘Cross Cancer Institute’ 11560 University Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2, or the ‘South Peace Palliative Care Society’ Room 1101 816-103 Avenue Dawson Creek, British Columbia V1G 2G7.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. Dawson Creek, British Columbia.