Peter J. Hildebrand died May 14, 2008. He was born Oct. 2, 1906 in Russia to Johann and Katharina Hildebrand. He was conscripted into the Russian army and had to go AWOL to leave Russia with his widowed mother and sisters to come to Canada in 1926. On Oct. 28, 1935, he married Velma Quiring. He farmed in Meadow Lake, Sask., for many years, often wintering in Waldheim, Sask., where he assisted in the caretaking of the arena. Peter was baptized in the North Saskatchewan River in 1980, and joined Waldheim MB Church in 1993. He retired in 2003, then moved to Mennonite Nursing Home in Rosthern, Sask., in 2005. Predeceased by 3 brothers, 4 sisters, son Harvey, daughter Judith, first wife Velma, and second wife Tena; he is mourned by children Edythe (John) Erickson, Verdelle Muttitt, and Caroline (Bart) Horsland; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister; 1 brother. The funeral was May 20 at Waldheim (Sask.) MB Church.