Henry Jacob Peters

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Henry’s family immigrated to Canada in 1925, settling in Saskatchewan. In 1929, they moved to Pitt Meadows, B.C., where Henry lived until WWII. Henry was a conscientious objector. Excelling in math and machinery, he established Peters Well Drilling, beginning in 1956, while running a dairy farm for 15 years. A generous man of honour, integrity and humility, Henry was a devoted husband and father. Faith and family were paramount. In retirement, Henry and Mandy enjoyed travelling. He joined the Abbotsford Male Choir in his late 80s.

  • Birth: January 23, 1920
  • Birthplace:
    Pordenau, Ukraine
  • Death: November 24, 2016

  • Parents:
    Jacob & Anna (Bartsch) Peters
  • Married:
    Amanda (Mandy) Harder, 1946
  • Family:
    Amanda; children Richard (Dolly), Elizabeth (David) Todd, Marion (Alex) Peters-Marks, Robert (Leanna), Susan (Gilbert) Dueck, Linda (Ian) Campbell; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Greendale MB, Chilliwack, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    Yarrow, B.C., 1944