Edward Sieben

Obituary of Edward Ambrose Sieben

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Born April 10, 1928, Edward Ambrose Sieben lived a life that was true to himself and his family. A life of simplicity, finding joy in the little things and cherishing moments when we were all together. His favorite game was to tease and tumble with the grandchildren, winding them up just before they were being put to bed.


Like many young folks of his time, dad finished with school in his mid-teens.  He found employment and adventure as he headed to Northern Alberta to work in a lumber camp.    His reputation as a hard worker spread in the community making him a valuable source of help. Over the years he worked as: a farm hand, a pipeline laborer, unloaded coal from the train at Cosine, hauled mail from Macklin to Cosine, dug graves, a school bus driver for many years and was a grounds keeper well into his eighties. Many of these jobs were in addition to farming.


He returned to the family farm at Cosine to help his father and brother with the homestead farm and the farm at Major.  In October of 1953, he married Josephine Weinkauf and they began their life together on the family farm. They enjoyed lots of socialization with the many neighbors, who all lived within a few square miles. They enjoyed card games, discing, bunnock, and later square dancing and going on “nearly free” casino bus tours.


One of his greatest loves was farming and raising livestock.  Dad kept informed of current farming practices by reading the Western Producer front to back every week. Until last month, he enjoyed reminiscing about farming and community with those who visited.  


He shared this love of learning with his children: Diane, Irwin, Karen, and Liza. He encouraged further education, seeing it as a gateway to opportunity.


He was no stranger to grief as he and mom saw their 4-year-old daughter Wanda succumb to illness in 1966.


In 1995, Mom & dad left the farm, moving to Lloydminster, remaining active for many more years.  


Dad returned Macklin in 2018 and enjoyed living with former friends and neighbors, who enjoyed his easy-going company.  


Dad leaves to remember him: His daughter- Diane (Pat) & children Erin (Adam) & son Cliff, Andrew (Amanda) & sons, Kaden & Luke, Daniel (Amisha) & children, Winnie & Gus. His son-Irwin (Bernie) & daughters Lia & Nikita. His daughter- Karen (Garry) & son Tanner (Kim) & children Hadley, Hayden & Harrison, daughter Teagan (Josh) & children Tessa & James, daughter Tierra (Morgan) & son Brooks. His daughter- Liza (Grant) & children Jada (Deron) & Arian. Ed’s granddaughter, Rianna predeceased him in 2001.


Whether he was telling captivating stories or offering practical advice, he had a way of making everyone feel valued and cared for. His generosity to extended families taught us this virtue as well as patience, kindness and forgiveness. As a dad, he taught us LOVE.



Thank God for giving us a wonderful Dad



A funeral for Edward will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Macklin, Saskatchewan with interment to follow at the Lakeview Cemetery.


Gregory's Funeral Home Inc.


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