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TRIEBNER: Ada Beatrice (Ceaser) and Grant Harold of RR#1 Exeter

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On January 4, 2018 @ 6:00 AM In Exeter,Obituary | 120 Comments

TRIEBNER: Ada Beatrice (Ceaser) and Grant Harold of RR#1 Exeter

Passed away tragically and suddenly as a result of exposure to the harsh outdoor elements.  The kind and loving husband and father suffered from a massive heart attack and his loving and supportive wife died trying to save the love of her life.  Two beautiful lights have ceased to shine and this world will be forever a darker place. Loving parents of Michele and Stephen Hunt of Sarnia and Ann and Nick DeRosa of Vero Beach, Florida. Much loved grandparents of Nicholas and Hayley Hunt and Caleb, Nichole and Daniel DeRosa. They will be missed by Ada’s sister Jean Ferguson and her Aunt Eleanor Hare both of Owen Sound and Grant’s sisters Jean Jolly and Marion Triebner both of Exeter. Predeceased by their son Mark Triebner (1987), her sister Grace Barfoot, infant sister Ruth, and Grant’s brothers Fredrick, David, Leon, Gordon and Stuart and infant Gerald.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 PM where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11 AM. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or Gideons International would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “TRIEBNER: Ada Beatrice (Ceaser) and Grant Harold of RR#1 Exeter”

Condolence from Larry & Donna Shapton on January 4th, 2018 7:21 AM

To the Triebner Family… Words cannot express how much we are thinking about you at this time and we pray that you be given the courage and strength that you will need.. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers … God Bless… Larry and Donna Shapton and Family and also on behalf of Winston Shapton.

Condolence from Jeanie Pizzati on January 4th, 2018 7:51 AM

Michelle, Anne and families our deepest condolences. Hold on to the memories and that they are now in their saviours open arms and likely sharing stories with our mom! Love, thoughts and prayers, Jeanie Pizzati (Klemke) and family and Joan and Stephen Caldwell and family

Condolence from Donald Jolly on January 4th, 2018 10:01 AM

Deep sadness fills our hearts as we process the passing of a devoted and wonderful Christian couple. Our family is smaller and diminished by their unexpected passing. Fond memories make our loss even greater. As you know, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Don, Christina, Timothy, Christopher and Jeffrey Jolly

Condolence from Christina Jolly on January 4th, 2018 10:08 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go with you and your families, Michelle and Anne, upon the tragic death of your parents. They have been role-models throughout their lives. We grieve with you for this loss . We celebrate that they are with loved ones in heaven.
Bruce and Susan Cann’s family(Susan, Kathleen, Christina, Stephen and Annette)

Condolence from Vera Jane Armstrong on January 4th, 2018 10:42 AM

Michelle , Anne and families;
When words are needed most, they can be most difficult to say.
But hope you’ll remember that many people are thinking of you now with the very deepest sympathy
Love and sympathy, Vera

Condolence from Brenda Triebner Hickson and family on January 4th, 2018 10:59 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Condolence from Daryl & Carol Ann Keys on January 4th, 2018 11:31 AM

We are saddened and dismayed to learn of the sudden passing of Grant and Ada. Our hearts break for their beloved daughters and their families. We find our comfort in the sure and certain knowledge that they are now both together with Jesus. To Michelle and Anne we hope you can also find comfort in this knowledge. God whispers to us … “All is well.”

Condolence from Liz Whitty-Rudd on January 4th, 2018 11:46 AM

Words were never created for days like this or the depths of our soul where the pain resides. Michelle and Ann know that our arms and the arms of the
Lynchs are around you. Aunt Beat and Uncle Earl will be joyous to have them home.

Condolence from Jack triebner on January 4th, 2018 12:54 PM

Sorry to hear about Grant & Ada
Our condolence to the Triebner family .

Jack Triebner & Betty Blue .

Condolence from Wayne & Donna Barfoot on January 4th, 2018 1:07 PM

To the Triebner Family.. We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our hearts go out to you during this time and our prayers are with you all. God Bless Wayne & Donna

Condolence from Mavis (Ceaser) and Bob LaCelle (cousins) on January 4th, 2018 2:21 PM

We were so very sorry to hear about your recent loss of your Mom and Dad. Please accept our deepest sympathy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time!

Condolence from Dave and Beth Prouty on January 4th, 2018 3:01 PM

Michelle and Anne , you have our sincere sympathy. We are praying for both of you and your families at this very sad time. What prayer warriors they were, always caring for others. Praying for the Lord’s loving arms to surround you and comfort you.

Condolence from Roxanne Bloomfield on January 4th, 2018 3:03 PM

Michele, Ann and families,
I’ve no words to convey my sorrow for your profound loss. My heart grieves with and for you. May your friends, family and memories carry you through the days ahead. May your parents rest peacefully together. My deepest condolences from across the miles.

Sincerely, Roxanne Bloomfield

Condolence from Janet Corbett on January 4th, 2018 4:14 PM

Michelle, Ann and families, I’m so very sorry to hear of your parents deaths. Sending my sympathies to all of you and praying that the peace that comes form our Lord and Saviour will truly carry to through this very difficult time.
Much love,
Janet Cowan Corbett

Condolence from Don & Carol Rogers on January 4th, 2018 4:18 PM

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Grant & Ada. We pray the Lord will bring His peace and comfort to the family and friends. We always enjoyed chatting with Grant or Ada.
Former Pastors Don & Carol Rogers

Condolence from Fern Dougall on January 4th, 2018 4:44 PM

Wishing you
Peace to bring comfort.
Courage to face the days ahead and
Loving Memories to forever hold in your heart

Condolence from Rob and Karen Jolly on January 4th, 2018 5:02 PM

Michele & Ann & families …. We so loved listening to Uncle Grant’s wonderful tales of days gone by, his boisterous laugh and to Aunt Ada saying “Oh, Grant!”. They were, to us, an amazing example of how a marriage should be. They very obviously adored each other. We will miss them so much but find comfort in knowing that they are most definitely with the Lord. We can just imagine them sitting at a dinner table with Jesus, regaling Him with stories. Praying that God’s love will heal your sorrow, and His peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories.

Condolence from Luanne van Woerkens on January 4th, 2018 5:05 PM

Dear Ann,
Heartfelt sympathy for you, Michelle and families. Ada and Grant were very special people and parents. They are remembered fondly by me for their hospitality and warmth. Love Luanne

Condolence from Harold Triebner on January 4th, 2018 5:09 PM

Michelle, Anne and families, there are no words to express such a sudden great loss. We know that they are truly at peace but will be so very much missed. We will continue to pray for you all. Harold and Louann Triebner

Condolence from Larry & Diane Prouty on January 4th, 2018 5:55 PM

We were disheartened and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Grant and Ada. We remember so many happy times when we used to drop by their home for a visit, with Mom and Dad Prouty. There would be much laughter, and kidding all around. We have so many wonderful memories of them, and the kindness that they exemplified!

Surely though, the Triebner family is front and centre in our prayers. We pray for our Savior’s love to surround you, and may He gently rock you in His loving arms.

Now we cling to the precious promise found in I Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

We are so thankful for the hope that we have in Christ, that someday we will be reunited with our loved ones once again.

Condolence from Tracey Stanlake on January 4th, 2018 6:16 PM

Michelle and Ann, and families, no words can appropriately express my heartfelt condolences for the tragic loss of your parents. I will always remember them fondly for the love they shared, their faith in the Lord and their undying love of their children. It was and always will be my honor to have had them as neighbors and friends.

Tracey Stanlake

Condolence from Paula Leslie on January 4th, 2018 6:18 PM

Dear Ann (and family),
When I saw the Triebner name in the newspaper, I hoped that it wasn’t your parents, but alas it was. I think of you and fondly remember our days working at UH as “chesties”. Your parents were a love story. I am so sorry that you had to lose them both at once. Sending love and condolences your way.
Paula Leslie

Condolence from Gail & Ed Moorhead on January 4th, 2018 6:54 PM

We were blessed to know such caring and gentle people. It was always fun to visit them, lots of laughter.
I am thankful for the lovely memories of the farm and their family. Aunt Ada always cared about our lives and how we were doing.

Condolence from Ron & Adelle Ceaser on January 4th, 2018 7:03 PM

To the Treibner Family & Jean Ferguson & Family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved ones. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Charles @ Ethel Collins on January 4th, 2018 7:21 PM

Our sincere condolences to the entire Triebner family.
May the God of all comfort be your help and strength. We always appreciated Grant and Ada when we went to Exeter Bible Chapel. They were very gracious people to have has friends. We are formerly from Mitchell Ontario and are now relocated in Calgary, Alberta. Sincerely, Charles and Ethel Collins

Condolence from Russell & Verona Snider on January 4th, 2018 7:26 PM


We are greatly saddened by the loss of such loving and caring people. Our prayers and love is extended to all family members

Condolence from Hartley and Dawn Ceaser on January 4th, 2018 7:40 PM

Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Ada and Grant, Michelle, Anne and families. We have happy memories of our visit with them at the farm a few years ago.

Condolence from Hartley and Dawn Ceaser on January 4th, 2018 7:56 PM

Our sympathy to Michelle, Anne and families. Let happy memories sustain you.

Condolence from Joan Ball on January 4th, 2018 7:58 PM

Deepest sympathies to you Brenda and your family at this very difficult time. Words cannot express how sorry I am for this tragic loss.

Condolence from John Prouty on January 4th, 2018 7:59 PM

My deepest condolences to the Triebner family.

Condolence from Joe, Stephanie & Andrea on January 4th, 2018 8:24 PM

Michele, Anne and families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Tom and Noella Triebner on January 4th, 2018 8:51 PM

We are so sorry to hear about your recent loss of your Mom and Dad. We always enjoyed our visits with Grant and Ada. Please accept our deepest sympathy .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Tom and Noella.

Condolence from Bruce Perry and Peggy on January 4th, 2018 9:54 PM

Grant and Ada’s Family,
Our condolences for your loss.
We look forward to being with them again in Gods time.
Heaven is their home.

Condolence from Lisa on January 4th, 2018 10:49 PM

Ann and Michele
I have such a sad heart hearing the news this AM, I loved going to Uncle Grant and Aunt Ada’s as a child, the fiddle!
Strength during this terrible time!

Condolence from Dianne Gerstenkorn Weber on January 5th, 2018 6:58 AM

Michele, Ann and families. Our families have been connected from the 60s though sad times and happy times. Niw your parents are with Mark who welcomed them with open arms and his devilish grin so like your Father’s grin. Remember they will still walk beside you only unheard and unseen. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Dianne

Condolence from John & Kathy Gielen on January 5th, 2018 8:57 AM

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of you parents
They will alway be remembered as a hard- working , honest and resepectable
People and loved by Many people in the community. Our thoughts are with you and your families

Condolence from Kathy & John Gielen on January 5th, 2018 9:01 AM

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of you parents
They will alway be remembered as a hard- working , honest and resepectable
People and loved by Many people in the community. Our thoughts are with you and your families

Condolence from Gord & Deb Phillips on January 5th, 2018 10:03 AM

Triebner family
Grant was a great gentleman and had a lovely wife in Ada , Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish the fond memories.
Gord and Deb Phillips

Condolence from Jan Romanoff on January 5th, 2018 10:08 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cherish the fond memories.
Love, Jan

Condolence from Carol Berry on January 5th, 2018 11:38 AM

Ada and Grant were the nicest couple.
Met them many years ago and had a wonderful time with them.

Condolence from Jackie Westelaken on January 5th, 2018 11:38 AM

Your sudden loss of Grant and Ada is heartbreaking, and you have my deepest sympathies. Grant was my bus driver for years, and he was a kind man with a great sense of humour. We always had nice chats as I was often the last to be dropped off. I will always remember him and his smile. Wishing you all strength and the support of your friends, family and faith during this very difficult time of loss.

Condolence from Joyce Black on January 5th, 2018 11:43 AM

Marion and Jean and the Triebner families – It is so very sad to read this news of your brother and sister in law. Thinking of you and their children and send my sincere sympathy. They will be missed and were a great couple. Take care and know the whole community is with you as you move forward. There are no words to take away the sadness in your hearts. Sincerely Joyce.

Condolence from Jonathan Roberts on January 5th, 2018 12:11 PM

To the Triebner Family … I am so sorry for you and yet at the same time, happy. I have never met your parents, I do not know you, and I have only been through Exeter once or twice, so the only connection is love. As I sit here at my desk in downtown Toronto, tears are streaming down my cheeks for a couple I never met, who loved and struggled and built a life together. We never met, yet I feel I knew them. Once again, I am so sorry.

Condolence from William and Helen Delorme on January 5th, 2018 12:21 PM

William and Helen Delorme

Ann and Family

Our sincere condolence in loss of your loved ones. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. We are formerly at Western University and Fashion designed Clothing in London.

Condolence from Sandra on January 5th, 2018 12:41 PM

I did not know your parents but the love they had for each other was enduring. My heartfelt condolences to the family. God has promised to do away with death and suffering here on our beautiful earth. Revelation 21: 4

Condolence from Duane McLean on January 5th, 2018 12:43 PM

The very deepest of sympathies and heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Triebner family at this time of profound loss–especially to Michele and Ann and their families. Grant and Ada were wonderful people, and ever live in the memories and hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing them.

Condolence from Barb Brown on January 5th, 2018 12:54 PM

I am so saddened to read this even though I don’t know you. If we have faith we have to believe they are together still. The wife was spared dealing with the death of her dear husband. That was a blessing. As for the family I pray you will have strength and love each other as much as these two loved ones loved.

Condolence from Dan Heywood on January 5th, 2018 1:03 PM

Triebner Family My sincere condolences for your loss. Dan

Condolence from Joanne on January 5th, 2018 1:25 PM

I send you this deepest sympathy I don’t know you but I cannot image losing both parents at once Your parents will always be together sending you a big hug real sorry again Cornwall On

Condolence from Tatiana on January 5th, 2018 1:38 PM

Please allow me to express my deepest sympathy with the loss of your wonderful parents/grandparents/aunt and uncle. I never knew them and read about this tragical incident this morning. It is very sad that these wonderful people left us, and hope they are reunited in the better world, with our God. Praying for them and let memories about them lighten your days during this hard time for your family.

Condolence from Rilla Broughton on January 5th, 2018 1:41 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. I remember many visits to the farm when I was young. They are together again with Mark… Paul and Rilla Broughton.

Condolence from Cathy Ward on January 5th, 2018 2:32 PM

Michelle ,Stephen & family. I’m so sorry to hear about your parents. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time.
Cathy Ward

Condolence from Bolle on January 5th, 2018 3:53 PM

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear parents.Please accept our deepest sympathies .We pray that you will get the strength to go through this.
Fam J Bolle

Condolence from Tammie Beecroft on January 5th, 2018 4:15 PM

I never knew this precious couple, but their love story just makes me cry .. so sorry for your whole family to lose this couple .. I sure wish I did know them.. their story has touched many , as it breaks the news media .. sending my love and prayers .. they were together in life, and now they are together in heaven,, so peaceful ..

Condolence from Ron Steenstra on January 5th, 2018 4:53 PM

This writer doesn’t know the Triebner family but notes how it stands out in the press (TV) as a particularly sad story. The writer misses his own deceased parents and feels empathy for the survivors of the family. Sometimes we’d like to get feedback from the other side of press-disseminated news; this little care note from a stranger is one such feedback, a winter bud on the tree in this shared cold snap. May you find strength as life moves on.

Condolence from Corrie on January 5th, 2018 5:45 PM

Love and prayers with you today. Aunt Ada and Uncle Grant were such lovely , sweet and kind caring individuals. We mourn with you and yet have the hope that we will see them again. Love and prayers -Corrie

Condolence from Rosie Triebner on January 5th, 2018 5:58 PM

Michelle and Ann,
Sending love and strength during this difficult time. I remember your parents fondly, and the times we used to visit your house and the fun and laughter that ensued. Please find comfort in knowing they are together – and with Mark.

Condolence from Nicole on January 5th, 2018 5:59 PM

I have never met either of the deceased, but please accept my condolences. This story touched my heart. I am deeply sorry for your losses.

Condolence from Tracy Subject (Lynch) on January 5th, 2018 5:59 PM

Michele and Ann and families. Your mom was my cousin and although I did not know her very well, from the love she felt for her husband, she was a rare and beautiful lady and I wish I had known her better. Her mom was my Aunt Beatrice and both Ada and Grant will be welcomed home with open arms. My sincere condolences

Condolence from Joan Bernard on January 5th, 2018 6:01 PM

What a sad happening. My thoughts and prayer to the family. My husband Howard just died in October, he was very ill. It will take time, prayer and help from above to get through this tragedy. God be with you. Joan ( Triebner) Bernard.

Condolence from George and Sue Wilson on January 5th, 2018 6:20 PM

Michele, Ann and families, We send our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your parents. May your faith sustain you in the days ahead. Cherish your precious memories. Prayers sent. George and Sue Wilson

Condolence from Sandra on January 5th, 2018 6:40 PM

My most sincere condolences to all of you! I did not know your family but my heart just breaks for each and every one of you! May your parents/grandparents/aunt & uncle/brother/sister and friends Rest In Peace! They are forever together and I hope that can bring you some comfort knowing that, in a time of unbelievable sorrow. My heart goes out to each and every one of you!

Condolence from Lorraine Byrnes on January 5th, 2018 6:54 PM

To the Triebner Family,
Our deapest condolences to all of their Family,words cannot express Into words the heart felt sadness about the sudden death of their Parents in such a terrible way,we pray that God gives you all the courage and strength that you all will need at this very sad time,God Bless you all ,please accept our deepest sympathies……..
………………………………………………………..Lorraine .&..Reginald Byrnes.
………………………………………………………..78 Hanna Ave…Capreol,Ont.Pom-1-ho..

Condolence from Jesse and Tracy Postill on January 5th, 2018 7:22 PM

To the Triebner Family. May God’s promise of eternal life to those who believe in him, give you peace and comfort at this time.

Condolence from Ron on January 5th, 2018 7:28 PM

It is with a heavy heart that I respond to this sad news. Grant and Ada were special people who supported Nancy and I through so many difficult times. Loving and praying faithfully for our family. Michele and Ann, your parents were hero’s in our home, I will never forget how much of an encouragement they were for us.

Condolence from Nancy Bohnert on January 5th, 2018 7:31 PM

To Michelle, Ann and families. It’s hard to find the right words to say to express our sincere condolences on the loss of Ada and Grant. They set such a good example for all of what true love and compassion is all about, for one another and their entire community. That love will come back to you over and over again. God Bless them and your entire family. I am proud to say Ada was my cousin.

Condolence from Ron and Karen Simpson on January 5th, 2018 7:47 PM

To the Triebner family… So very sorry to hear of this tragic ending. Our sympathy is extended to you all.

Condolence from Linda Traquair on January 5th, 2018 8:58 PM

Dear Ann, Michelle and families,

I got to know Grant and Ada over many years. Their obvious love and respect for each other was evident as we chatted about their family, our mutual love of gardening ( the lemon tree) and their rural life together. Grant often asked about our family, too, as he was once their bus driver. Just the nicest people. I am so glad to have known them and so very sorry for your loss. May your faith and memories ease the pain and give you peace.

Linda Traquair

Condolence from Marie Christopher (Lynch) on January 5th, 2018 9:16 PM

Words can’t express the profound sadness I feel for Michelle and family, Ann and family and my cousin Jeannie and her family. May God grant you peace and understanding and may you find strength and courage in this difficult time

Condolence from Karen cudmore on January 5th, 2018 9:24 PM

My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Words cannot express the love that comes from our house to yours.

Condolence from Carolyn Prinsen on January 5th, 2018 10:04 PM

Dear Michele, Nick, Hayley and the Triebner family,
Our hearts are with you in this tragedy; we are praying tremendous comfort, strength and peace over you all. May God wrap you in His unfailing love in the days ahead…. “He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge. His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4

Condolence from Sharon Bendall on January 5th, 2018 11:16 PM

I’m so sorry to hear if your loss.
It is absolutely tragic,
My thoughts are with you and your family
Please except my sincere sympathy at this difficult time.

Condolence from Pat Crowell (Makins) on January 5th, 2018 11:28 PM

Prayers to the Triebner Family. May God’s strength help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Wiley on January 5th, 2018 11:35 PM

We, along with so many others saw the story of your parents tragic passing. We wanted to send our condolences to your family and pray that friends and family help you through the days ahead. Hoping that wonderful memories will always be there. God bless.

Condolence from Ethel-Lori Triebner on January 6th, 2018 12:48 AM

Dear Michele, Ann and Families

Uncle Grant and Aunt Ada would be humbled by all the media attention their relationship is recieving. They shared a Love so Beautifully Precious complete strangers sense the measure of Earth’s loss.

I couldn’t have asked God for a better example of unconditional acceptance and grace in my life. I’ll always remember Aunt Ada’s gentle soul and the way Uncle Grant’s laugh danced across my heart.

I wish words healed, that tears could wash away your pain and Heavens gates opened both ways but until that day you see them both again, I wanted to say how much I love you and thank you for sharing their Incredible Light with me.

Condolence from Randy and Vicki on January 6th, 2018 7:21 AM

Although under terrible circumstances, what a beautiful love story! Leaving this world together, I feel for the ones left behind but may it comfort knowing Our Heavenly Father always has a plan in place from the day we enter. They sound like a couple who were inseparable, this terrible tragedy has touched so many hearts from close and far. Please except sincere sympathy to all the families and friends of Ada and Grant.

Condolence from Tom & Ruth Richardson on January 6th, 2018 11:12 AM

Ruth and i are so sorry to hear of this tradigy.Our hearts go out to the Triebner family.May they take comfort in knowing that they are at rest,and are safely in the arms of our Lord and Saviour,Jesus Christ wherer there is no more sorrowl,or suffering ,but only joy and happiness for the rest of eternity

Condolence from Sylvia Walker on January 6th, 2018 2:05 PM

Michelle and Anne and families. Ron and I were so shocked and saddened by Grant and Ada’s passing. They were such faithful loving people, much loved by everyone who knew them. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. Sylvia Walker

Condolence from Bev Robinson Hall on January 6th, 2018 2:24 PM

Sorry to here of the passing of a wonderful couple of whom I had the pleasure of knowing. Through ups and downs they did it together. I had the pleasure of working with Ada with the children’s ministry at Exeter Pentecostal Churchin years past. She had such a deep love for each of the young children in her charge.
Although many consider this a tradegy, I am so glad they went together. God knew they needed to be together.

Condolence from Catherine Hooper on January 6th, 2018 4:30 PM

I, like you went through something similar in 1983. Both my parent’s died within a week to the day of each other. Both happened out of the blue. I wasn’t very old. I would like to say I know what you are going through, but I can’t. Soooooo many people said that to me. They had no idea what I was going through! They were not me! I did get through it though. I am an only child. All I had was a dog left back then. His name was Bandit. Ban lived to be 17 yrs! I had very good friend’s also. Not much family support, I am adopted. People asked how I got through it. I said my dog, meaning Bandit. Then you just do what you have to do. You are in a fog. I was. Dog’s are better than most people. I am so sorry for your unexpected loss. Catherine

Condolence from Allan and Carolyn Donnan on January 6th, 2018 4:52 PM

Ann and Michelle – so sorry to hear that your Mom and Dad have passed away. That their love story ends with them not feeling the loss of the other is some comfort for you but I am sure that the loss is even more painful for you and your families now.

I enjoyed my many visits with your parents when I returned to Exeter. The best visits were always in late spring when we would go back together and get some “organic” rhubarb” that I could take home and make a pie using your Moms recipe. No visit was complete without your Dad sitting in that armchair telling stories that left us both laughing followed by your mother saying “Oh Grant!”. They will be missed but have left you with a wonderful legacy of love and faith.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Allan and Carolyn Donnan

Condolence from Bob and Connie Donnan on January 6th, 2018 5:03 PM

Ann and Michelle – it is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of your Mom and Dad. We recall many fond memories of fellowship with them during our time as their Pastors and continuing to correspond with your Mom for a number of years following our departure from Exeter. We considered them as dear friends. They were loyal and faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Just recently, we viewed a picture of the Triebner siblings singing at a special musical event at EPT of which Grant was a part. Ada was an integral part of the Women’s Ministry Group. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended families.

Condolence from Carol Hardy on January 6th, 2018 5:38 PM

To the Triebnerfamily ….
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. My sisters and I remember Ada when she lived at our home while teaching school at SS #5, Mcgillivray before she was married. We all remember her as friendly, kind and interesting to talk with.
Carol Hardy (Sholdice)

Condolence from Terry Schwartzentruber on January 6th, 2018 8:15 PM

Anne and Michelle what great parent you had a example for all to follow.
Sorry for your loss
Terry Schwartzentruber

Condolence from Elizabeth Jolly on January 6th, 2018 9:48 PM

Dear Michele and Ann;
No words can express the great heartache that I feel with the loss of your Mom and Dad, my Aunt Ada and Uncle Grant, yet I know it cannot compare to your heartache and pain. The photograph captures a hint of Uncle Grant’s mischievous nature in his eyes and smile, and Aunt Ada’s gentle serenity. We love them and will miss them so much. Our sympathies to you and your families and our extended families, at this time. May you feel some comfort in knowing that Aunt Ada and Uncle Grant are still together and in the care of our Heavenly Father. All our love and prayers. Elizabeth Jolly, David Nicholl, David Jr, and Alexandra.

Condolence from Roy and Donna Prendergast on January 7th, 2018 9:16 AM

Michelle, Stephen and family,
we are so very sorry for your family’s loss. They obviously shared a beautiful love and we are praying you find comfort in knowing they continue to rest together in their Father’s care.
The whole Hannan family sends our sincerest condolences and are praying for you.
May you feel the comfort and peace of our Lord.
Roy and Donna and family

Condolence from Helen Bateman on January 7th, 2018 10:51 AM

I am saddened with the loss of your parents and my thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
Words can’t wipe away your tears
Hugs won’t ease your pain
But hold on to your memories
Forever they’ll remain.

Condolence from Gary Bryant on January 7th, 2018 12:53 PM

I remember Ada as a kind and dedicated teacher at EPS. Rest In Peace, Ada and Grant.

Condolence from Marilyn Sewell on January 7th, 2018 1:03 PM

Like many as a stranger I’ve been touched by this sad loss for your family. I love the pictures ad they portray an era so familiar so many. God bless your family as you walk your parents home tomorrow.

Condolence from Chris and Marlene Hunt on January 7th, 2018 1:17 PM

Michele, Steve, Nicholas, Hayley and all the Family and Friends
We are truly saddened by the loss of Grant and Ada. They were amazing caring people and will be greatly missed. We send our love and deepest sympathy for you and all your family. We are here if you need anything and you are all in our prayers.
Love Chris, Marlene and Keith

Condolence from Ken and June Campbell on January 7th, 2018 1:32 PM

It is with great sadness we’ve heard about your loss . You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken and June Campbell

Condolence from Joan Keys on January 7th, 2018 1:35 PM

To the Triebner Family
So sorry for your tragic loss !
May your heart and soul
Find Peace and Comfort..
Deepest Condolences !

Condolence from Sharon & Terry Stewart on January 7th, 2018 1:59 PM

Sending our sincere condolences to you, Michelle, Ann, Jeannie and families. Ada and Grant’s love story is an inspiration for all. We will hold you in our hearts and keep you in our prayers.

Condolence from Carol Hardy on January 7th, 2018 3:23 PM

To the Triebner family..
We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Ada before she was married and teaching at SS#5, Mc gillivray. My sisters and I remember that she was fun, and friendly .
Carol Hardy (Sholdice))

Condolence from Annette Gilbert on January 7th, 2018 4:19 PM

Ann and Michelle,
I was shocked to hear of your parents’ passing. I have SO many fond memories of sleepovers at your house…Your dad joking, teasing and singing while doing Mark’s therapy, your mom busy at the wood stove just trying to keep us out of trouble. What a privilege I didn’t recognize as a child to have spent time in the home of such a resilient couple.
With the sense of peace that can only come from Christ, they wrote such a life story.
I’m sending you my thoughts and love.

Annette Gilbert …But always a Cann

Condolence from Nancy on January 7th, 2018 6:54 PM

I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear loved ones. Please accept my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Grant and Ada Triebner. This was an unimaginable loss and sometimes words can fail to bring comfort to the broken-hearted. May you find the expressions at Psalm 34:18 and Psalm 147:3 to be a source of comfort and inner peace.

Condolence from Kevin and Elizabeth Stevenson and family on January 7th, 2018 7:44 PM

Michele, Ann and families…

Extreme upset and sadnesses pains our hearts, with the loss of two wonderful loving souls. Remembering the love and kindness of aunt Ada and uncle Grant, and all the laughter that we had at some of the conversations uncle Grant rolled through with us. You are who you are because of the love and nurturing of wonderful parents! Well done aunt Ada and uncle Grant! May peace be with the family through this very rough ordeal. Please know that our love and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Alice and Floyd Blanchard on January 7th, 2018 8:29 PM

To the Triebner family. We were saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Ada and Grant. We wish to extend our sympathy to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Alice and Floyd Blanchard

Condolence from Wanda McLaren on January 7th, 2018 9:03 PM

The McLaren Family offer our condolences at this time. Your mom and dad held a very special place in our hearts down through the years. Such wonderful memories of the prayer partnership our mothers shared. Our hearts are grieving with you in this tragic loss. Truly amazing people.

Condolence from Bob & Ida (Blanchard) Wade on January 7th, 2018 10:19 PM

It is with regret that we are unable to be in Exeter to show our respect for Ada & Grant as we reflect on the many years we have known them. To Michelle and Anne, their families, and extended families, we send our heartfelt sympathy as they bear their tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in the days ahead. “We will remember them!” Bob & Ida(Blanchard) Wade, Ancaster, Ontario

Condolence from Mary Cassell on January 8th, 2018 8:08 AM

To the whole Triebner family
I don’t have the words to tell you how deeply Grant and Ada’s deaths have affected all of us.
I was sitting with Ada and the conversation turned to their loss of Mark. Her testimony of his passing, and their unwavering faith in God’s grace and mercy will be with me all my life. And now the whole country knows of their love. These condolences will reassure you all the rest of your life of the love that’s surrounding you.
Mary Cassell

Condolence from Dee on January 8th, 2018 10:33 AM

To the Triebner Family:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please keep in mind the encouraging words found in Isaiah 25:8.
He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.
The reproach of his people he will take away from the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken it.

Condolence from Lynda Van Doorselaer ( Blanchard) on January 8th, 2018 2:53 PM

I wish to offer my condolences to the Treibner family for the sudden loss of Grant and Ada. May your memories of their life and love bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Condolence from Joy & Allan Meyer on January 8th, 2018 3:33 PM

Dear Triebner Family:

2 Corinthians 5:8 assures us, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. May your heavenly Father give you supernatural peace and comfort in knowing that your parents/grandparents are in heaven with Mark and their loving Heavenly Father.

May the warmth of God’s love embrace you
May the compassion of those who care surround you
And may the joy you shared with your loved ones
Brighten your days with the assurance that love lives forever.

I am now at home in heaven
All’s so happy, all so bright
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief are over
Every restless tossing past
I am now at peace forever
Safely home in heaven at last.

Condolence from Margaret (Blanchard) and Bob Noble on January 8th, 2018 5:03 PM

To the Triebner Family:
Our sincerest condolences to all of the Triebner family, especially to their daughters Michele and Ann, and the siblings of Ada and Grant.

Condolence from Joann on January 8th, 2018 6:03 PM

So very sorry to read of your parents passing. Such as sad story. I lost my 31 yr old son 14 months ago. I feel your heartache.. As difficult as it is we must remember that love never dies. Memories….Hold on to all the years of memories made, sometimes they may make you cry and other days they may make you laugh. Know that they are always with you . Thoughts and prayers are with you through this very sad loss.

Condolence from Denise and Frank Sabatino on January 8th, 2018 7:45 PM

To the Triebner Family and our dear Anne, Our heart grieves with yours. I have no words of comfort for you except to hold tight and fast to your memories, love and God’s promises to give you strength and comfort at this difficult time.
We pray your loving memories will give you peace. We love you.

Condolence from Ruth Davis on January 9th, 2018 10:26 AM

My condolences to you all as you miss your wonderful parents desperately. Together in life, together in death, and most important, together for all Time. May God grant that special comfort to you, the comfort only He can give.

Condolence from Kim McKay on January 9th, 2018 4:49 PM

To the Triebner family
My deepest condolences in such a tragic loss. May God give you strength in the loss of your loving parents and loved ones.

Condolence from Jen on January 10th, 2018 10:32 AM

My condolences for a couple that obviously had what most search their entire lives for, everlasting true unconditional love of a best friend. They will be forever remembered as an inspiration to us all. They were truly blessed. God Bless your entire family during your time of grief.

Condolence from Cathy on January 10th, 2018 12:02 PM

I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear loved ones. Please accept my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Grant and Ada Triebner I don’t know you but I still wanted to let you know how many people all over care. I was looking at the beautiful pictures of your family, your Mother looked like Jane Wyatt when she was younger. A beautiful lady. God be with all of you.

Condolence from GINNIE on January 10th, 2018 1:57 PM


Condolence from Katie from Boston on January 10th, 2018 2:11 PM

God bless and keep you….so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Elizabeth Eversfield on January 10th, 2018 2:49 PM

God Bless Them Both and my condolences to the family from me from the U.K

Condolence from MICHELLE WASHINGT on January 10th, 2018 5:36 PM

Dear Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the double loss of your loved ones.
May you all be comforted beyond measure as you reflect on God’s Word the Bible. The time will soon come when Almighty God will undue all that death has caused. By means of a resurrection, many who have died will live again. (Daniel 12:2 & Acts 24:15)

Condolence from Amanda B. Nance on January 10th, 2018 5:49 PM

Such a tragic story. Thank you for sharing pictures of their lives together. May God wrap his arms around this beautiful couple’s family.

Condolence from Brian (USA) on January 10th, 2018 7:43 PM

Heaven has welcomed two new angels.

Condolence from Jimmie on January 11th, 2018 5:43 AM

My condolences to the family from Baltimore, Md. True love is a blessing, something a lot of people search for their entire lives but never find. They were meant for each other and now they don’t have to be apart.

Condolence from Ellen Green on January 14th, 2018 7:15 PM

Dear Michelle, Ann and families,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. My father Melvin grew up with the Triebner family as he was raised where SexSmith Airport is now. He has fond memories of time spent at the Triebner farm. Just last winter dad visited Grant and Ada and had a wonderful visit by the wood stove. They will be missed.

Sincerely, Melvin Greb and Ellen Green and family

Condolence from RuthAnne Triebner on January 17th, 2018 1:27 AM

Dear Anne & Michele
I think uncle Grant would be chuffed by all the international media attention he and Aunt Ada are receiving. They have left their story of love & commitment for all the world to focus on as a blueprint to a lasting marriage. Our thoughts and love is with you both.
X RuthAnne, Andrew, Jasper & Julian

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