AYLMER, ONTARIO – Mourners in Aylmer, Ontario, gathered on Monday to honor the life of Tanya Wiebe, a dedicated mother whose tragic death has left a community in mourning. Wiebe, 38, was one of two individuals found dead inside a rural home near Sparta last week. Her sister, Linda, delivered a heartfelt eulogy, describing Wiebe as a devoted mother with an infectious smile that brightened every room she entered.
Linda emphasized Wiebe’s unwavering commitment to her son, who was her number one priority in life. She spoke of Wiebe’s enthusiastic support for her son’s hockey pursuits, portraying her as the “ultimate firecracker” who never missed a practice or game. Despite the tragic circumstances of her sister’s death, Linda urged mourners to remember Wiebe for the incredible person she was beyond the events that led to her untimely passing.
Although authorities have not officially confirmed the details, it is believed that Wiebe was the victim of a murder-suicide involving her boyfriend, Kyle Savage. Their bodies were discovered at Savage’s residence on January 31, prompting an ongoing investigation by the Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
In a poignant display of support and solidarity, members of the Aylmer Flames hockey organization paid tribute to Wiebe outside the funeral home on Saturday night. The community came together, with past and present players and their families joining in a gesture of respect for Wiebe and to show support to her young son.
Trista Curtis, co-organizer of the gesture, spoke of Wiebe’s radiant smile, her non-judgmental nature, and her unwavering dedication to her son, which resonated deeply within the community. The overwhelming turnout for the tribute reflected the impact that Wiebe had on the lives of those around her, illustrating the profound effect she had within the small and tight-knit community.
As the investigation into Wiebe and Savage’s deaths continues, authorities have stated that the incident is believed to be isolated, leaving many questions unanswered and a community in shock over the sudden loss of a beloved mother, sister, and friend.