Peter Martens died July 3, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. He was born Mar. 7, 1928 in Alexander, Man. to Peter and Elizabeth Martens. They lived on a 520-acre farm which Peter took over after his father died in 1951. He attended Winkler Bible School for 1 year, then was needed on the farm. In 1958, he came to B.C. and met Shirley Bradbeer. They were married that November in the Alliance church in Vancouver. In 1959, they moved back to Alexander for 3 years. They lived in Surrey, B.C., 17 years. Peter retired in 1980 from Burnaby Parks Board where he was a machine operator. In 1982, he followed his dream and relocated to Langley on a 5-acre farm where they resided 24 years. He loved his many fruit trees, large garden, and his cows. In 2006, Peter and Shirley moved to Abbotsford, B.C., where they joined Bakerview MB Church. The highlight of Peter’s week was singing in the Bakerview Fellowship Choir. Predeceased by 3 sisters, Peter is mourned by Shirley; daughter Janet (Syd); 3 granddaughters; 1 sister.