Peter Rempel peacefully passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on March 5, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Survived by his four sons and families: son John (Esther) and children: Kristofer (Simonne) – Tyler and Cody; Kenton (Anjii) – Wyatt and Dawson; Kolin (Jaimme) – Rylee. Son Henry (Linda) and children: Shelburne (Karolina) – Ashley and Kailey; Stephanie (Ray); Lindsay (Wesley) Janzen; Graham (Ami). Son Ben (Shirley) and children: Shelley (Henry) Bergen – Jenna; Amy (Kevin); Kevin; Byron. Son David (Jackie) and children: Melanie (Grant) Leippi – Madeleine and Morgan; Michelle; Amanda (Jon) Froese – Benjamin and Liam. Also survived by sisters Helen Ens, Sarah Wiebe, Anne Rempel, Margaret (Phil) Schlamp, Susan Neufeld, Marie Rempel and Chris Neufeld of Saskatchewan and Manitoba; inlaws, Nettie Toews, Frank and Mary Toews and Henry and Eva Toews; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Mary, of 53 years in 1994, daughter Mary Rempel in 2003, brothers George, John and Bill and sister Tina, inlaws Ida Rempel, Peter Wiebe, Cornie Ens, Dave Giesbrecht, Abe Neufeld, Elizabeth Rempel, Peter Toews, Art and Elsie Friesen, Con and Kay Ginter, Helen Toews. Peter was born on March 24, 1917 in Rosenhof, Saskatchewan near Swift Current. He married Maria Toews from Rheinfeld, Manitoba on Dec.15, 1940 and farmed in Brunkhild, Man. In 1947, they and their 3 small children moved to Abbotsford, BC, settling on Queen Street in Abbotsford on a 6 acre farm. Two more sons joined the family.
Peter worked for 30 years as a carpenter for Columbia Bitulithic. He retired at age 63 and was able to enjoy more camping and visits to the prairies. They sold their acreage in 1977 and moved to a new house in Clearbrook. In the late 1980’s, due to his wife’s deteriorating health they moved to a condo on Church Street in Clearbrook. While there his wife’s health continued to deteriorate and she moved into the Menno Home. In 2003 he relocated to Menno Place Terrace West where he continued to have reasonable health and clearness of mind till his death. He volunteered for MCC for 22 years and on his move to Terrace West was very active in helping others. He was called “the fix-it man”.
Graveside service will be held Friday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Maclure Road Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Clearbrook Mennonite Church, 32027 Peardonville Road, Abbotsford.
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