Helen Kottke Wiebe
Mar. 4, 1921 – Aug. 6, 2017
Helen Kottke Wiebe age 96 of Salt Spring Island passed away in her home on Sunday Aug 6 2017. She was born to the late Richard Otto Kottke and Margaret Anna Jung on March 4 1921 in Illinois USA.
Helen studied for 5 years with John Gilbert Wilkins of the Chicago Art Institute and had participated in many art seminars at the time. Over the years she developed her skills to include: watercolor, oils, china painting & pastel. In her later years she gave china painting lessons and art lessons in both her home in North Carolina as well on Salt Spring Island.
She was predeceased by her husband John Wiebe who was born in the Ukraine Apr 22, 1925 and died Apr 24, 2001 on Salt Spring Island, who owned and operated “Salt Spring Gems & Art” which had been located in Grace Point Square on Salt Spring. She used to help out in the store occasionally and sold her art there. Also predeceased by her daughter Patricia Campbell (John) who was very dear to her.
Helen is survived by her sons John Birmingham (Dorothy), Steven Birmingham (Lilian) and John R. Wiebe (Cheryl). Also 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
We are planning on a Celebration Of Life at 133 Arnell Way on Saturday September 9th at around 4 pm.