We Remember

WIENS, Margaret

November 29, 1928 — February 19, 2024

Born on November 29, 1928, on the farm outside of Hepburn, Saskatchewan, Margaret Wiens went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2024, and is now reunited with Bill, her husband of 70 years; her daughter, Janice; and four of her younger siblings. Margaret is survived by four children, Ray (Kathryn) Wiens, Leroy (Ruth) Wiens, Stanley Wiens, and Geraldine (David) Pauls; twelve grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Art (Elsie) Willms and Alden (Lynn) Willms.

Margaret moved to Matsqui, BC, along with her family in 1945.  She married Bill Wiens on March 31, 1950. They raised their family in Matsqui and Harrison Hot Springs, BC, before moving to Sardis and then Abbotsford. Margaret and Bill lived in the Fraser Valley until October 2015, when they moved to Kelowna to be closer to some of their children. In the fall of 2020, with significant health and mobility challenges, Margaret moved to Mission Creek Landing Rest Home.

One of Margaret’s greatest childhood memories was her parents buying a beautiful Gerhard Heinzmann piano. By the age of seventeen, completely self-taught, she was playing for the choir and congregational singing at her church and continued to serve in the various churches that she and Bill attended. Margaret enjoyed playing the piano until the last few years of her life. She often played her favourite hymn, ‘It Is Well With My Soul’. Sewing was another great passion. Just before she married, she took a professional sewing course and was pleased to sew her own wedding dress. For many years she made beautiful outfits for herself and her daughter and blessed many young women in her community with bridesmaid and other special-occasion dresses.

Margaret’s children and grandchildren were her greatest joy. She faithfully served her family with love, wonderful cooking, and prayer that they would love the Lord and the church. She lived out her life with the knowledge that ‘…by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God’ Eph 2:8.

Margaret passed away with several of her children spending the day at her bedside. She is mourned by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two brothers, four sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law.  The family will gather for a weekend in May to honour and celebrate her life.

The family wishes to acknowledge the many staff of Mission Creek Landing who served Margaret with kindness and care.

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