Peter Heppner


peter.hPeter Heppner died Dec. 3, 2008. He was born in Leonidovka, Ukraine on Jan. 12, 1919 to Cornelius and Maria Heppner. He arrived in Canada in 1926. Peter married Blondina Bergmann Apr. 6, 1937. In 1940, they moved to Vancouver where Peter began trucking. In 1943, they moved back to Sardis with the business. One of Peter’s passions was flying. He earned his private pilot’s license in 1946 and was a member of the Chilliwack Flying Club for 50 years, becoming an honorary life member. Peter was also active in Greendale MB Church. He was known for sitting in the balcony where he made sure teenagers paid attention to the sermons. Peter retired in 1980 and moved to Sardis, where he and Blondina were known to the neighbourhood children as “Opa and Oma.” In 1996, Peter was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Predeceased by Blondina in 2006, Peter is mourned by children Eleanor (Peter) Thoss, Bill (Pauline), Darlene (Sandy) York; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; 6 siblings. The service of remembrance was Dec. 11, 2008 at Greendale MB Church, Chilliwack, B.C.

  • Birth: January 12, 1919
  • Birthplace:
    Leonidovka, Ukraine
  • Death: December 3, 2008

  • Parents:
    Cornelius and Maria Heppner
  • Married:
    Blondina Bergmann, Apr. 6, 1937
  • Family:
    Children Eleanor (Peter) Thoss, Bill (Pauline), Darlene (Sandy) York; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren