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Pete was born on a farm approximately 10 miles NW of Aberdeen, SK, on January 21, 1921 and passed away on March 13, 2015 at Kelowna General Hospital. 

Dad’s childhood and youth were spent on another farm two miles west of town.  His elementary schooling was taken in a four room school in Aberdeen.  Here too, was his home church where he made a commitment to the Lord, was baptized and joined the Aberdeen Mennonite Church.

After serving in the Medical Corps during WWII, he took his high school in Saskatoon, then went on to Grace Bible Institute (now Grace University) in Omaha, Nebraska.  This is where he met his wife, Delores Schoenwald.  After hearing her name announced in a class roll call, he felt he needed to meet the girl with this intriguing name.  She became his life-long love.  They married mid-way through Dad’s years at Grace, and David was born in the summer following Dad’s Graduation.

The next three years Dad taught at Swift Current Bible Institute during the winter, while the summers were spent in Mom’s hometown, Glendive, Montana.  Milton and Dorothy were born in Swift Current during Dad’s tenure there.

From there they moved to Portland, Oregon, where Dad was a representative for the Leprosy Mission and worked in a beam laminating plant.   The next move was to Sweet Home, Oregon, where Dad pastored a church for six years.  James, Sharon and Ruth were born here while they enjoyed living in the beautiful Willamette Valley. 

In the summer of 1963 Dad took a pastorate at the Salem church in Waldheim, SK. In 1969 he began an eight-year season of pastoral service in Rhineland, SK.  In 1978, while serving a church in Morris, MB, Dad suffered a heart attack, which precipitated his retirement from pastoral ministry.  Mom and Dad moved to Dalmeny, SK, where he enjoyed serving as maintenance man and gardener at the Dalmeny Care Home until age 65, when he became their part-time chaplain.  While in Dalmeny, Mom and Dad attended the Dalmeny Bible Church, where Dad served on the Missions Committee and the Elders Board and taught Sunday School for many years.

Dad and Mom moved to Kelowna, BC in 2009 where they enjoyed their final years in the Village at Mill Creek.  Dad took on a new role as Mom’s caregiver until her death in July of 2012.

Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Delores, his parents, Jacob and Helena (Buhler) Peters, sister and brother-in-law Margaret and John Boschman, sister and brother-in-law Annie and Barney Thiessen, and brothers Jim (Bertha), John (Elizabeth), Bill,  Abe (Tena), Dan and Art; sister and brother-in-law Betty and Johnny Thiessen, two infant brothers and one infant sister. 

Dad is survived by his children, Dave and Tena, Milt and Kathy, Dorothy and Ed Rempel, James and Debbi, Sharon Bodner, Ruth, 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  A private family burial will take place at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  Donations in memory of Peter Peters can be made to the Gideons International in Canada www.gideons.ca.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.



Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for PETERS, Peter is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Uncle George & Aunt Mary says:

    We are grateful to the Lord for being the strength of your Mom and Dad all the years. They were both as faithful as they knew to be.

    Pete was also predeceased by Edith (John)Boschman, and Annie (Bill) Peters.

    Helen and Keith McNaughton, Elsie, Gertie, and we are the only immediate ones left of this large family.

    God bless you, and God bless us all

  • Frank & Ethel Wiens says:

    We have many happy memories of Pete and his love for the Lord. The times we visited in their home in Manitoba and also in Sask. Our sympathy to the entire family and especially to Ruth.

  • Linda Giesbrecht says:

    I watched Uncle Pete’s streamed funeral service. Thank you for that opportunity. I am thinking of all of you and it was good to ‘see’ you all. May God watch over you as you continue from here.
    If any of you are driving home and are passing through Coaldale, send me an e-mail, or just stop on by, and the coffee will be on.

  • Harvey & Kathy Klassen says:

    Thinking of you and praying for God’s blessing at this time. We are sorry we had other commitments so couldn’t be in Dalmeny yesterday. Enjoy recalling the good times and good memories with family. Love, Harvey & Kathy

  • Arnold & Dorothy Andres says:

    We were so glad to be able to share in your Dad’s funeral service via live steaming.I had fond memories of your Dad’s ministry in Rhineland.I’m sure your dad & mom are now having a reunion in heaven with many friends made in Rhineland including my parents.Praying that God may comfort you during this time.

  • robin and tracey says:

    God bless Peter, you will be missed. xo

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