Peter passed away peacefully on November 11, 2015 at Mariposa Gardens at the age of 90 with his wife Shelley and his brother Toby by his side.
Peter was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan, into a large and loving Christian family, the 9th of 15 children. He gave his life to God as a young man and was baptized in his later years. On August 27, 1948 he married Rosereen and together they raised five children in Didsbury, AB. Peter spent the first half of his working life in the trucking industry. In 1966, he moved his family to Chilliwack, BC, where he sold real estate and later worked in land acquisitions for the Surrey School District and BC Gas. On December 29, 1993 he married Shelly McKay and shortly thereafter they retired and moved to Osoyoos, BC. The latter years of his life were consumed by the effects of Alzheimer’s and numerous strokes. He is predeceased by his parents, his first wife Rosereen and all his siblings with the exception of Toby (Verda); sisters Sarah and Margaret and sister-in-law, Vicky.
Peter is survived by his wife Shelley and his five children and their families, Garry (Norene), daughter Carla Thompson (Mark) and son Craig (Michelle); Jim (Linda) and two sons Jason (Yvette) and Jared (Sarah); Lorna Christensen (Tom), daughter Stacy Gunderson (Rob) and son Bradley (Emily); Dale (Ruth), daughter Stephanie Fairney (Nick) and two sons Justin and Colin; Brenda Jackson (Doug) and two sons Ronald (Katrina) and Stephen. He is also survived by 12 great grandchildren. Our dad finished “well”. He is a living demonstration of how the grace of God enables one to finish well. The legacy he leaves us with is “It’s now how you start, its how you finish!” A celebration of Life will be held on December 4th, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, 2950 Blue Jay St., Abbotsford, BC.