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Lydia Peters passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Village at Smith Creek Care Home, West Kelowna, BC.

Lydia was a devout follower of Jesus, loving wife, caring mother, fun grandmother and friend. She enjoyed being with her family and serving in her church as long as she was able. She is remembered by everyone who knew her as a very joyful and loving person.

Lydia was born in Rosenort, Ukraine on October 22, 1925 to Cornelius and Catherina Dyck.

She is survived by John John, her husband of 64 years; her four children, Len (Mary Ann), Ralph (Carrie), Ron (Shelley) and Janet (John); 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Erna); sister, Martha (Ben); many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

A final viewing will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V8, followed by the Interment for family and close friends at 2:45 pm – Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V7.

The Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Emmanuel Church, 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna BC, V4T 2J6.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian ministries active in Israel and/or to CLIMB Intercultural Society – Got Game. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

1:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2015
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

2:00 pm on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Emmanuel Church

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Christian ministries active in Israel and/or to CLIMB Intercultural Society – Got Game; 31914 Royal Crescent, Abbotsford, BCV, V2T 2J3 Link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/climb-intercultural-society/


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Service Details

The service for PETERS, Lydia is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 3, 2015 . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Emmanuel Church

2600 Hebert Road West Kelowna BC


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  • Colleen Sandre says:

    My sympathies go out to you all. So hard saying goodbye even though you know she is at peace with Jesus and will be united again one day. Your Mom was such a sweet lady. I cherish the memories of our little chats over the last 35yrs. I will be away the weekend of her service, so sending you prayers and hugs to you all. Because He lives! Colleen Sandre

  • Bob & Irene Balehowsky says:

    Our prayers and thought s are with your family. “Lydia” will always be remembered for her sweet smile and her joyful spirit…..we have fond memories of all the ‘stories” Jessica and Blair have told us of “Gramma Peters”….she is at peace now..

  • Theresa Mercer Frie says:

    I had the honor and pleasure of taking care of Lydia (and John) during her time with us in Assisted Living. She was always trying to give us candies and treats, calling us “sweetheart and showing off the beautiful family photos…..
    Her love for the Lord and those around her was undeniable. She was truly a treasure and will be missed.
    My condolences to her loved ones. But much joy for having known her and knowing she is finally “home” where she has wanted most to be. Sincerely, Theresa Frie

  • Patrick and Chrystal says:

    Dear neighbours,

    My wife and I feel great empathy for you and your families as we ourselves have lost a loved one recently.

    We have found comfort in reflecting on how Jesus out of his great love performed resurrections in the past as recorded in the Bible. Indeed, he and Father have assured us that they will do so again in Revelation 21:4 which says “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away.”

    May God grant you peace.

    Patrick and Chrystal
    Kelowna, BC

    p.s. The hyperlink below can help you find further comfort located in your Bible if wish.
    When Someone You Love Dies

  • Denise (nee Ketler) & Terry Keen says:

    Janet & John, Ron & Shelley, Ralph & Carrie, Len & Mary Ann and your families,

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom & Dad, especially both of them so close together. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    I will forever cherish the memories of both Aunt Lydia & Uncle John always being ready with a cheerful smile and a loving hug! With Heartfelt Sympathy to you all!

    Denise (nee Ketler) & Terry Keen

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