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Memorable Manitobans: Floyd Trevor Wiebe (1954-2015)

Community activist.

Born on 24 August 1954, son of Abe and Sadie Wiebe, he became involved in victims’ rights advocacy following the 2003 murder of his son. He and his wife founded TJ’s Gift Foundation to educate youth about the perils of drugs and gangs, and he worked with the Manitoba Organization for Victim Assistance. He assisted in creating the Canadian Victim Bill of Rights and was the first Chairman of the Victim Advisory Council to the Parole Board of Canada’s Prairie Division. He served as Vice-President of the Compassionate Friends of Canada for many years. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died suddenly, of a heart attack, at Winnipeg on 30 November 2015.

Sources:

“Lawyers quit murder trial in growing fee revolt,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 2003, page 29.

“Advocate for victims’ rights ‘was a truly decent man’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 December 2015.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2015

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