Peter Johann Froese died Sept. 25, 2007 at age 99. He was born Aug. 13, 1908 in Waselovka, Ukraine to Johann and Katherina Froese. Peter’s mother died in 1919 and his father remarried. In 1926, the Froese family immigrated to Canada, settling in Manitou, Man., where Peter met and married Margaret Konrad in 1931. Peter and Margaret farmed at Newton, Man. for 35 years, retiring to Winnipeg, in 1973, where they joined Portage Avenue Church. From an early age, Peter found peace, joy, and assurance of salvation from reading Scripture verses. As an adult, he worked with the Gideons, carrying a New Testament in his jacket pocket to witness to neighbours and service people. Predeceased by son Peter; granddaughter Charlotte; 10 sibilings; he is mourned by his wife; children John (Irene) , Katie (Paul) Wiebe, Dave (Rose), George (Kae), Margaret (Jake) Peters, and Alfred (Ruth); 1 daughter-in-law. The memorial service was Sept. 28, 2007 at Portage Avenue Church.
Margaret Froese died Mar. 29, 2008 at age 98. She was born Jan. 21, 1910 in Alexanderkrone, Ukraine to Abram and Katherina Konrad. In 1918, bandits entered her home, and shot and killed her father. Margaret’s teacher and family friend led her to Christ at age 11. In 1922, Margaret’s mother remarried, and in 1926, the family immigrated to Canada, settling in Manitou, Man. Margaret married Peter Froese June 1931. The couple moved to Newton, Man., where they lived until their retirement to Winnipeg, in 1973. Margaret loved being a homemaker, hosting friends and relatives, and supporting her husband. Even after her memory began to fade, she continued to quote hymn lyrics. Predeceased by her husband; son Peter; granddaughter Charlotte; 9 siblings; she is mourned by children John (Irene), Katie (Paul) Wiebe, Dave (Rose), George (Kae), Margaret (Jake) Peters, and Alfred (Ruth); 1 daughter-in-law. The memorial service was Apr. 4 at Portage Avenue Church.