|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1998|
THE LIFE OF HENRY AND CATHARINE
(Composed for their 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration on October 29, 1964)
Let's go together, you and I into the past, the days gone by -
When "Teen" was young and very small and Henry we knew not at all.
Now "Teen" was raised in Homewood here attended school from year to year.
When Elma left her childhood home with Archie, went to start her own
"Teen" saw that there was much to do tasks here and there were not a few.
Attended church, and as a rule, these services were held in the school.
At Christian service did her part and to the Saviour gave her heart.
She loved to sing each week or so to choir practice she would go.
She often gave up other plans so she could serve at these demands.
In '38, that was the year, when Reverend D.D. settled here.
Then regularly every week right in our little school did speak,
And someone else came on the scene - I think you all know whom I mean.
Now from Altona this man came - and Henry Reimer was his name.
He came to Homewood for a space and settled at his sister's place.
He came to meetings, joined the choir, and "Teen" - she set his heart on fire.
He drove her home in his own car, although it wasn't very far -
Before too long, this couple found the long way home was the sweetest way round.
It wsn't very long until our "Teen" - she answered - "Yes, I will."
That little school house where she went where all her years of school were spent,
'Twas here she learned the golden rule, 'twas here she went to Sunday school;
Went here to worship, here to sing, 'twas here she got her wedding ring.
A hallowed place this school became, for that is where she changed her name.
It means a lot to her somehow, for here she made her wedding vow.
Then later on - a stranger came, "Arnold" was the baby's name.
Before too long came little Sue - and later Margy - she came too.
Then came young David - well and strong, and little Mary came along.
The children thrived, and later on, the group was joined by little John.
The next wee lassie - they called Joy and then arrived a little boy.
The children looked and said, "Who's this?" Their mama answered - "This is Chris."
They owe God more than they can tell - eight gifts from Him, all strong and well.
Mom and Dad you know are proud as punch, because they are a happy bunch,
He's tried some farming, drove a cat, he combined too, and things like that.
Although they've moved they understood there is no place like our Homewood.
Lo and behold these first 25 years have come and gone!
Now the children are all grown and have left for homes of their own.
Like chickens who go out to roam, at roosting time, they all come home.
The flock has multiplied you know, with in-laws and grandchildren to enjoy.
This makes for travel them all to see, in to Winnipeg and a venture to Calgary.
Family gatherings are such a delight Christmas and Easter, OH, What a sight!
With everyone pitching in with all their might. It's round-up time, the "Westerners" have arrived!
Mom and Dad, little did you know this love you started so long ago just would grow and grow.
Friends are always welcome there, often asked a meal to share.
They too have worries, we all know, but they so seldom let them show.
Their sincere hospitality, has won them many friends, you see.
Through joys and trials day by day, they've learned to look the upward way,
They learned on whom to cast their cares they know who hears and answers prayers.
They call on Him who always hears, who gently wipes alway all tears.
This day should be a happy one, when we see what they and God have done.
Best wishes come to you today, Congratulations! let me say, from friends and from the family,
A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Martin Abram Hiebert (1889 - 1959)
Susana Toews Hiebert (1895 - 1934)
Henry Reimer (1914 - 2007)
Elma Dorothy Hiebert Jensen (1914 - 2001)*
Mary Bertha Hiebert (1916 - 1924)*
Abram Wilfred Hiebert (1917 - 1994)*
Martin Arthur Hiebert (1918 - 1969)*
Catharine Hiebert Reimer (1919 - 1998)
Jacob Ralph Hiebert (1921 - 2004)*
David Howard Hiebert (1923 - 1950)*
Susan Margaret Hiebert Neufeld (1926 - 2000)*
Anne Lily Hiebert Schlegel (1929 - 2012)*
Mary Ruth Hiebert (1932 - 1932)*
Broad Valley/Homewood Mennonite Church Cemetery
Pembina Valley Census Division
Plot: Row 2, Plot 13
Created by: Tim Schlegel
Record added: Dec 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81839717
Added: Nov. 10, 2012
To my sister with love, who shares her birthday with our brother Martin.|
Added: Sep. 7, 2012