Anne Peters died Dec. 8, 2010. She was born June 15, 1921 in Ukraine to Peter and Katherine Wiebe. In 1923, the family immigrated to Canada, farming first in Rosthern, Sask., and then in Gilroy, Sask. Anne grew up in a Christian home and attended Vacation Bible School. After listening in on a prayer meeting, she asked her mother to pray with her to accept Jesus as Saviour. At 16, Anne met Bill Peters while working for his half-sister, and they were married July 3, 1941, in Gilroy. In 1942, to stay out of conscientious objector camps and be closer to her parents, they moved to Victoria, B.C. After Bill was in an accident a year later, they moved to Greendale, B.C., to work for a farmer until the war ended. They bought 10 acres of land. In 1953, at evangelistic meetings, Anne rededicated her life to the Lord, and was baptized into Greendale MB Church, Chilliwack, B.C. In 1956, Anne and Bill moved to a larger farm and remained until 1972. They enjoyed vacations in Okanagan, B.C., Asia, and Hawaii. In 1988, they moved to an apartment in Clearbrook, B.C., and enjoyed fellowship at Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C. After 17 years, they moved to Menno Terrace. Following Bill’s death in March 2008, Anne’s health began to fail, and she was moved to Menno Hospital.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.