When Peter was 14, his mother died, and Tina Sawatzky became his caring stepmother. He accepted Christ as Saviour as a teen and was baptized. He graduated from Coaldale (Alta.) Bible School. After serving in Sunday school and youth work in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., Peter was called as pastor and ordained in Broadway MB Church, Chilliwack, B.C. Here he married Betty. He went on to pastor more than 40 years in Fort St. John, B.C.; Dalmeny, Sask., Newton, Man.; and LaGlace, Alta. After retirement, he served as an interim pastor. Compassionate and wise, Peter lived out his faith daily, showing the way of the gospel to those in need.