Isaac Leonard (Len) Peters
September 7, 1923 – February 13, 2017
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our most loved and cherished husband, father, grandfather and friend. With his beloved wife of almost seventy years at his side, Len slipped away peacefully at the age of ninety-three. Born in Schanzenfeld, MB, he moved with his family to Wymark, SK as a child. The family endured the many hardships of the prairie depression of the 1930’s. In his late teens, Len set out for the west coast and at the age of nineteen, enlisted in 1943. As a soldier with the Canadian Scottish Regiment, he served his country in England, France, Belgium, Holland and German in WWII. Following his discharge in 1946, he returned to the Fraser Valley and met the love of his life at a dance. Len and Betty married on June 14, 1947. Theirs was a lifelong love affair. Len was a hard-working and respected employee of School District #33 for twenty-five years, retiring as the foreman of painting in 1987. He will be remembered by many teachers and staff for his friendly demeanor. Len dedicated his life to the care and comfort of his loved ones. Family was everything to him. He and Betty raised four children and were foster parents to many. He will be remembered as a faithful and honourable man. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Peters; loving father of Lorraine Peters, Greg Peters (Wilma), Ken Peters (Yvonne) and Cynthia Woodward (Mark); dear grandfather of Geoff Peters (April Wozny), Amy Hunter (Tom), Aaron Peters (Brandi Harrison), Laura Sak (David) and Rachel Peters, and great grandfather to Matilda Hunter and Melia Sak; much loved brother of Agnes (Aggie) Lewis; and favourite uncle to many nieces and nephews. Len was predeceased in death by his parents, Isaac D. Peters and Maria (Regier) Peters; two siblings in their infancy and his sisters Helena (Lena) Peters, Mary Rempel, Anne Reinhardt and Edna Lowen; and his son-in-law Colin Lipscomb. The family wishes to express our deep appreciation to Dr. Ian Kishi and the staff of Valleyhaven for the respectful and compassionate care provided to Len. A private family interment will be held. A
Memorial Service will take place at Henderson’s Funeral Home on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 1:30 pm, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, if so wished, donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Deas Gu Cath ~ “Ready for the Fray”