Wiebe, Rolf Peter

"PURA VIDA"

Rolf passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home at Christie Beach on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in his 72nd year, after a nine month battle with Glioblastoma ‘GBM’.

Rolf married the love of his life, Shelley Wiebe (nee Ryan) on September 11, 1998 and together they have enjoyed many adventures. He was the much loved brother and best friend of Uta Wiebe of Port Credit and will be lovingly remembered by the Ryan family:  Charlene Ryan ‘Mom’ (late George) of Christie Beach, Steve Ryan and Cheryl also of Christie Beach, Susan and her husband Kelly Hodgkinson of Chesley, and Stacey Ryan of Christie Beach. Rolf loved life and will always be remembered as a fun uncle by Zach, Shayna (Matt), Tiffany (Nathan), Chandler, Emma and Sadie, and ‘Rolfie the Great’ to Piper and Ashton.

Rolf loved loud music, motorcycle trips across Canada and the United States, Molson Canadian beer, boating on Georgian Bay and scuba diving. He was an avid traveler and enjoyed experiencing life in different parts of the world; he had a special love for Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, and was considered a concierge for friends and family while they visited. He has been everywhere from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Hawaii, Australia, Honduras, and Wasaga Beach, which he called home for 22 years.  Rolf has been many other beautiful places, but one of his favourite places had to be his home at Christie Beach. He would not have been able to spend his final days there without the kindness, love and care from his friends and family down at ‘Christie Beach Holler’, as he called it.  This was his place with his people.  The compassion and support he and his family have received from their nurses Cindy and Scott and the SW LHIN, OT Rachel, Tony from Medi Gas, Dr. Barfoot, Dr. Kizoff and Dr. Moran has been overwhelming and has allowed him to remain in his happy place.

In keeping with Rolf’s expressed wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment of his ashes will take place at the Lakeview Cemetery Columbarium in Meaford. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Rolf’s life in the near future at Christie Beach, Town of Blue Mountains.

If so desired and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or Tragically Hip’s ‘Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research’ through the Sunnybrook Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

 

 

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Family and friends will gather to celebrate Rolf’s life in the near future at Christie Beach, Town of The Blue Mountains.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or Tragically Hip’s ‘Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research’ through the Sunnybrook Foundation
Make a donation in memory of Rolf Peter Wiebe


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jim and Kathy Uram
    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    Sue and family, so sorry to hear of this sad news. Our deepest condolences

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  2. Mike and Rhonda Mcinnis
    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    Sorry for your loss Shelley and Ryan family.

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  3. Tracey Skelton
    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts, prayers & hugs to you all.
    Xoxo Tracey & Jeff

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  4. Shirley
    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your true love Rolf Shelley. You always shared so many stories and adventures of you and Rolf. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Please know your ER family is thinking of you. Hugs xo
    Shirley B

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  5. murray campbell
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    I can’t say I was one of Rolf’s best friends but our social circles often collided. In a good way. I was always happy to sit with him and share in great conversation. Rolf was always easy to talk to and will be greatly missed.

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  6. Donna and Mable
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Deepest condolences Shelley. You are in our thought and prayers. We are so glad we were able to spend time with you and Rolf this past winter. Rolf will be missed.

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  7. Nancy Kane
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Shelley , our heart filled condolences from us.
    Brian and Nancy Kane

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  8. Jody Hodgkinson & John Gillespie
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Shelley and the Ryan Family:
    Sorry for your loss we hope you will find some comfort remembering all the great memories you shared and the time you spent together enjoying all your adventures.
    Thinking of you Shelley, and your family, sending big hugs to you and everyone.
    Jody Hodgkinson & John Gillespie

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  9. Debbie Stavinga
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this more than sad time of your life Shelley.
    Rolf’s contagious smile, laugh, bbq’s and cheers will forever be in our memory.
    Missing you,
    Debbie and Dave Stavinga
    xox

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  10. STEVEN & JANET STERN
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Shelley, we’re so sorry to hear about Rolf’s passing.
    We will miss him eating half the “Woody Allen” at
    the Carnegie Deli in NYC. And the other half for breakfast.
    Too many years ago. Love, Steve and Janet

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  11. Jeanette
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Shelley and family. It is a hard thing to say goodbye to one you love so much. Over time the good memories will see you through the heartache. But for now, my condolences.

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  12. James Weber
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    My condolences to you Shelley and Uta, I had hoped to visit Rolf one more time this Saturday and it was not to be.I met Rolf and Uta in 2015 when they called me in to sell his Mother’s house in Waterloo. I thought he was a crusty old guy and liked him immediately. He would never give me a heads up when he came to real estate business with me in Waterloo, just tell me he was on his way.When Uta and he were both in town we would usually go for lunch at the Pho restaurant for Tai food and when he would stay for a day or 2, we would visit Montana’s road house for wings and beer. My only regret is not spending more time with him. Ladies you are in my daily prayers that the Lord will comfort you both in your time of loss.

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  13. Leslie Barrett-Sanderson
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    We will miss Rolf’s smiling face, adventure stories and great barbecuing. Hugs to all at this sad time. Hardie and Leslie

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  14. Tom and Lynn Carbert
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Thinking of you Shelley during this sad time.

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  15. Fran Austin
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    My sincere sympathy to you, Shelley and the rest of your family and friends with the passing of Rolf

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  16. Sandra & Randy Pyatt
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Dear Shelley & Ryan Family
    Thinking of you all at such a sad and difficult time. The tribute sounds like Rolf was one of a kind. Cherish all the wonderful memories you had and share stories often to help your hearts heal. Your family has had two tremendous losses in such a short time.
    Sandra & Randy Pyatt

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  17. Bill Gray
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Shelley: Cathy and I send sincere condolences to you, Uta and all the Ryans. We will miss Rolf’s humour and the conversations we shared while socializing at the many parties and dinners at Christie Beach. Those moments will be remembered most fondly. Cathy and I will raise a glass this evening in remembrance of Rolf.
    Cheers!

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  18. Isabelle and Bill Ridd
    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Dear Shelley and the Ryan family
    We are thinking about you with our hearts…
    and remembering you in our prayers.
    Isabelle and Bill

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  19. Cheryl Kizoff
    Saturday, July 11, 2020

    May you find peace in such a full, well lived life. One adventure after another Shelley. Your ER friends lived vicariously through you!
    I remember Rolf sharing pictures of his adventures working under the sea working in small, deep unexplored spaces. What a brave soul!!!!
    May your eternal love nourish your family during this time
    Love and light

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  20. George and Christine
    Saturday, July 11, 2020

    Sending our condolences to u Shelley and all the family at this difficult time!
    love and big hugs !
    George and Christine

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  21. Igor Svoboda
    Saturday, July 11, 2020

    Our sincere condolences to Uta, Shelley, and the Ryan family. Rolf will be long remembered for his passion for things Costa Rican. We were blessed on several occasions with his long-term stays in January and February at Villas Casa Loma in Flamingo Beach., Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Happy memories of Rolf’s visits with Uta and Shelley are imbedded in our minds and hearts. Rolf, you are missed, but not forgotten! Pura Vida!! Tom & Igor

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  22. Ann Marsell
    Saturday, July 11, 2020

    Shelley, Uta and family. We are so sad to hear the news of Rolfs passing, but we will remember him fondly. He always had a big smile when we saw him skiing or enjoying a cocktail around the fire pit. Our hearts are with you and our deepest condolences.
    Annie and Dennis

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  23. Deborah Chapman
    Sunday, July 12, 2020

    My thoughts are with you Shelley. So sad to hear of your Rolf.
    May the love of family surround you.
    Sincerely
    Deb Chapman

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  24. Carol Syrnyk
    Sunday, July 12, 2020

    Dear Shelley, Charlene, Cheryl and Steve and all the Ryan Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for the passing of your dear Rolf. He was a one of a kind guy and will never be forgotten. We will remember the good times we had with Rolf, especially his laugh and his culinary expertise.
    Sincerely,
    Carol and Mark Brocklehurst

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  25. Lee and Sam McKee
    Sunday, July 12, 2020

    Shelley, our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Rolf.
    We have fond memories of time with you both at Thornbury Lobsterfests.
    Wishing you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

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  26. Deb Shaw
    Monday, July 13, 2020

    Shelley Dan and I are so sorry to hear about your loss.
    We trust that your memories and the support of your family and friends will bring comfort.

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  27. Connie Miller Retzer
    Monday, July 13, 2020

    Dear Shelley,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was not fortunate enough to meet Rolf but heard lots about him from your parents and mine. He sounds like a wonderful life partner and I’m happy you had many good times together. Cherish the memories and take care.
    Connie and family

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  28. Lynne Penton
    Saturday, July 18, 2020

    Shell
    I am so sorry to hear about this and know that your nursing friends have you in our heart

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  29. Mira Macan
    Saturday, July 18, 2020

    Shelley and Uta and Ryan Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rolf was one of a kind and a very special person.

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  30. Lynn Metheral
    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Dear Shelley,
    I never met your husband but I know if you loved him dearly he was a good guy. I am so glad you had those years together and it sounds like lots of adventures with their special memories. Treasure those till you are reunited. You are in my thoughts dear. Take care… big hugs.
    Lynn Metheral

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  31. Kate M Lye
    Monday, August 3, 2020

    Shelley, I was very sorry to hear about Rolf. My sincere Sympathies to you Shelley and to family. May all the Good memories of your life together help to lighten your heavy heart ~ hugs

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