God called Ed home on 28 Nov 2019, in his 93rd year, at Seven Oaks General Hospital, after a struggle with physical issues and dementia.
Born 28 Jun 1926 at 333 Redwood Ave., to Conrad Deibert (1893-1980) from Shilling, Saratov, Russia and Elizabeth Katherine (Katie) Filbert (1895-1975) from C/Konstanchinovka, Russia. He was their youngest child. Ed was the grandson of Conrad Deibert (1862-1945) and Katharina Nein (1865-1901), also, stepmother Katharina Elizabeth Luft (1865-1942). He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, siblings, Bertha, Katherine, Alex (Anne), Peter (Millie), Ernie (Beatrice) and brother- in-law John Ruppel, wife Mary (1919-2013) and son-in-law Guenter. Ed is survived by his sister Molly Ruppel, daughters Kathy (David) and Linda, grandchildren Chris (Lisa), Debbie (Curtis), Cindy (Oscar) and Devon (Fiona) and his pride and joy great grandson, Leo.
Ed was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church (1906-2013), baptised the 18 Jul 1926, confirmed the 06 Oct 1941 and married the 23 Sep 1949. He was an original member of Luther League (youth) in 1942. Ed and Mary were the first in the group to marry. He assisted at worship services, chaired annual picnics from 1944 on, took the Bethel Bible Study teacher’s course, packed clothing for CLWR, was a district representative for the boy scouts, was dean at Lake Brereton camp, church caretaker and vice president of the Inkster Seniors Lunch Club. Ed served on church council in various capacities on the board but focused on property and management. Some projects completed were the handicapped entrance ramp, lift and washrooms, the basement electrical upgrade with new wiring, breaker panels, alarm and sump pump installation, boiler replacement, acoustics assessment, acquisition, installation and maintenance of the pipe organ, the lawn sign and 2006 kitchen renovations. He also volunteered at Luther Home (1969- 2013) helping with evening bingo and cards, construction of the coffee shop, green house sand sugar shack.
Ed attended school at King Edward, where he was partners in crime with his cousin Harold Sterkell and attended Manitoba Trade School, obtaining his carpentry certification. His working life included delivery boy for Stanley’s Meat Market (14 yrs.), Thorkelson’s Box Factory (1942-1945) , a short stint in the army at the end of WW II. Then, he joined Malcolm Construction (1945-1967) and was foreman. In 1967, he established Ed Deibert Construction Ltd. Retiring in 1984. His brothers Alex, Ernie and son-in-law Guenter were with him at various times. The Company was a success and he retired comfortably but we are not sure when because his sister-in-law Dawn in Calgary always had a job when he visited. Some of more notable projects were remodeling all the Consumer Distributing Stores in Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Jets dressing room and players’ homes (1972-1984).
When it came to sports, he was a lifelong fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Winnipeg Jets. He collected a lot of memorabilia. He also enjoyed cards, games and jig saw puzzles, bowling and making things for others in his workshop such as spoon racks for collector travel spoons or game boards such as Aggravation.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019 @ 1 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberley Ave. with Pastor Bruce Gelhorn presiding. Burial to take place prior to the service in Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church mortgage retirement fund or a charity of your choice.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Edward Deibert Thursday November 28th 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Winnipeg, Province: Manitoba