Note: JOHN E. PETERS On February 6, 2000 after a year long battle with cancer, John went to be with his Lord. Despite the difficulties of this last year, he remained true to his character, hopeful, loving and supportive to those around him. John will live on in the memory of Frieda, his wife of 43 years; his children, Wes and Lois Peters, Sharon and Len Sawatzky, Bryan and Carolyn Peters, Jerald and Jennifer Peters; and ten grandchildren. He is also remembered by his mother, Anna Toews; sisters, Anna Penner (Bill) and Evelyn Neufeld (Clarence) brother, Randy Peters (Carol) sister-in-law Pat Peters; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Cornelius Peters (1961) and brother, Neil Peters (1999). John, the oldest child of Cornelius and Anna Peters, was born in Winnipeg, Man., July 25, 1932. The first 12 years of his life were spent in Niverville, Man. He began his formal education at the age of seven in Niverville. At the age of 12, the family moved to Winnipeg and he continued his education at Luxton School, MBCI and St. Johns High School. During his school years he held many part time jobs to assist with the family budget. Johns life of faith began as a child. He was baptized at South End Mennonite Brethren Church in 1949. He continued to actively participate and serve in his church throughout his life. Johns career at Manitoba Telephone System spanned almost 40 years. He held numerous positions within the company during this time. He was proud of his 26 years of service without absence and his lifetime membership in the Telephone Pioneers of America. Family and friends were most important to John. He truly enjoyed his 43 years of marriage to Frieda. Each of their four children, spouses and ten grandchildren brought him great pleasure. Early retirement gave him more opportunities to spend time with them as well as pursue travel and hobbies. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Portage Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church, 1420 Portage Ave., with interment to follow in La Salle Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be Tuesday, February 8, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Chapel, 1897 Henderson Hwy., and at the church prior to the service. Thank you to the staff of Grace General Hospital who provided care these past few weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Russian Ministry of Family Life Network, (Mennonite Brethren Communications), 225 Riverton Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2L 0N1. Arrangements entrusted to Klassen Funeral Chapel, 338-0331.
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